JR. Green Thumbs

Welcome! We are glad you’re here. Check out all the great things going on with the youth program we’ve created to cultivate young minds with a passion for nature and gardening! 

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Upcoming Events

Tree Day:

March 16th Come volunteer with us at the UT-Extension Office! 8am-10am


Join us for an exciting class this April. We will be planting and seeding our JGT garden! 

Welcome to Junior Green Thumbs: Nurturing Young Gardeners in Lawrence County

At Junior Green Thumbs, we’re passionate about fostering a love for horticulture in the youth of our county. Hosted by the Lawrence County Master Gardeners Association, our youth gardening club offers monthly hands-on sessions that explore everything from planting and watering to composting and weeding. Our dedicated team of experienced gardeners and educators creates a safe and engaging environment for children to develop skills, connect with their community, and gain a deep appreciation for the environment. Join us on this exciting journey of growth, learning, and green thumbs – where young hearts blossom. Register today and let the gardening adventures begin! 

Upcoming Class Itinerary 

Planting a Garden

Topics: Planting Techniques, Varieties, Plant Care, Importance of Pollination.

Projects: Planting the Garden,  Sowing Seeds, Starting a Pollinator Garden

Class Overview: In this class we will cover the basics of planting a garden. We will get to play in the dirt a bit, sowing seeds and plants. We will also start our own pollination garden. This first class back will be bigger than normal. We may not finish till closer to 1pm. Snacks will be provided though!

DATE: April

Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

Garden Pests and Maintenance

Topics: Bugs and pests, Gardening Maintenance.

Potential Projects: Build a Bug

Class Overview: Explore the world of bugs in the garden. We wil do a scavenger hunt, learn about relationships of bugs and plants, and dive into some garden maintenance.

DATE: May 11th

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM


Nurturing Tomorrow's Green Leaders

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Want to Join The Jr. Green Thumbs?

Embark on an exciting journey of growth and discovery with us by registering your child today! Follow the registration link and fill out the form to register, it’s that easy! We will send out reminders and updates on upcoming classes and events after registration.