What:  The 4-H Junior Master Gardener (JMG) SPIN Club is a series of classes that covers the following topics in an interactive, fun, and hands-on way: soil; plant science; vegetables; yard and garden pests; flowers; and woody plants and lawns. Classes provide a high-quality, positive learning experience via project-based, hands-on education. The JMG program is based on the research and expertise of Michigan State University and Master Gardener volunteers. We hope to help kids discover that gardening is a fun and rewarding activity and volunteering is an important part of being a good citizen of the community.

Each JMG participant must attend at least 6 classes and accumulate at least 10 volunteer hours. Volunteer hours are accumulated by helping in the garden. Participants who complete the JMG certification requirements above will be recognized and will receive a 4-H Junior Master Gardener certificate.

JMG is taught by Master Gardeners—volunteers who have successfully completed the “adult version” of JMG through MSU Extension and would like to share their enthusiasm and expertise for gardening and volunteering with youth in our community. The instructors are screened MSU Extension 4-H volunteers.

Cost:  $20 for 4-H members, $40 for non 4-H members.  Non 4-H members must enroll at https://mi.4honline.com upon acceptance to 4-H JMG SPIN Club. 

Who:  Any youth 7-11 years old (age determined as of Jan. 1, 2019)

When:  April 23 - June 11, 5 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (Weekly – 8 Sessions) (April 23 & 30, May 7, 14, 21 & 28, June 4 & 11).

Where:  Tollgate Educational Center and Farm, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377

 **There are a limited number of spaces, so please get your applications in early.  

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Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Oakland County 4-H Special Interest Clubs Coordinator, Samantha Stokes at stokess4@msu.edu or 248-347-3860 ext. 224.