I have decided not to offer the Junior Gardener Program anymore. The program was established by me nearly a decade ago with a purpose and philosophy:
- To add beauty to our community through plants and flowers.
- To provide education to the children by participation of planting flowers & veggies. Through projects like field trips, gourd art, craft projects, and human interest projects.
- To provide the program completely at no cost to the students. This was accomplished by farmer market fundraisers, 50/50 raffles, and the Fall Fest.
I would like to extend an earnest and heartfelt thank you to the community for supporting the Junior Gardeners through the years. A great big thank you to the organizations, businesses, and individuals who have been super supportive. A thank you to everyone who purchased 50/50 tickets, giant dill pickles, farmer market shoppers or painted pumpkins. A big thank you to all the Gardener parents who have been super helpful, and more energetic than me. A thank you to my sisters, Donelda and Lisa, who were my regular helpers.
A great big giant size, special, special heartfelt thank you to all the students who participated in the Junior Gardeners over the years. Every one of them has a special place in my heart, after all the students are the heart of the program.
The money remaining in the Junior Gardener treasury will be distributed back into the community.