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MG Sprouts Summer Camp a fun way to learn about gardening

Charlotte Meeks
Charlotte Meeks

As a child, do you remember the wonders of watching a seed germinate? How about learning how a plant grows? Well your child can have these same experiences if they sign up for our MG Sprouts Summer Camp.

University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Houston County, in partnership with Master Gardener Extension volunteers, is offering an MG Sprouts Summer Camp for children who have completed kindergarten, first grade or second grade. This three-day experience will introduce youths to the wonder of gardening through a series of activities and books. Through hands-on activities, garden journals and reading, participants will learn about “ugly vegetables,” Jack’s garden and plants gone wild. Conducted, sessions are held from 9 a.m.-noon June 27-29 at the Houston County Extension Office. Cost for the camp is $20 per child.

MG Sprouts Summer Camp will be led by Master Gardener Extension volunteers who are screened and trained volunteers partnering with UGA Extension to extend gardening and horticulture information to the public. These volunteers participate in at least 40 hours of classroom training and 50 hours of volunteer service on behalf of UGA before earning the Master Gardener title.

Registration is required for participation in MG Sprouts Summer Camp. Contact the Extension Office in Houston County at 478-987-2028 for complete details. Space is limited, so register early!

For more information, contact Houston County Extension at 478-987-2028 or visit the office at 801 Main St., Perry. Office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Visit for more news about your local Extension office.

Dates to remember

June 13: Cotton Scout School — Tifton, 229-386-3424

June 21: Cotton Scout School — Midville, 706-554-2119

June 23: Agronomic Crop Field Day — Tifton

June 27-29: Master Gardener Sprout Camp — Perry; preregister by June 20

Fall Series of Gardening with the Masters will begin in August.