The RVACG strongly believes in encouraging and training young gardeners who are the gardeners or food growers of the future. We believe it is important to introduce children to gardening, nature and the environment in general. We have developed a two tier gardening program for children....the Busy Bees Garden Club and Junior Gardenersprogram
Participation in the Busy Bees Garden Club is limited to 24 children ages 3 to 10-12 due to limited space and resources. More information on the program and registration forms may be found on our Busy Bees Garden Club page.
A wait list has been started for the 2023 program.
Registration will be open to children in the River Valley School District beginning in the spring. Acceptance into the program is based on a first come basis.
The Junior Gardeners program provides free 10 x 10 garden plots for children Grades 5 through 12 who reside in the River Valley School District.
More information and registration information may be found on our Junior Gardeners web page.
The goal is to encourage children to learn how to garden to grow healthy food for their families or others in need. Participants need to be old enough to understand that they must make a commitment to care for their plot and their plants for the duration of the growing season.
Growing Good Kids Book Awards from the Junior Master Gardener Program and the American Horticultural Society featuring plant, garden and ecology-themed children’s literature 2005 to 2022.