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Adult Volunteers

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Program Leaders: Start by finding two adults who will commit to teach a group of kids for 10 weeks during the summer, meeting with the kids two times a week (Mondays and Thursdays or Tuesdays and Fridays) for an hour and a half each day. Ideally, at least one leader should have gardening knowledge, such as a trained adult Master Gardener. Both leaders should enjoy being with children and have experience working with them.

Other Helpers: Additional volunteers may be used to assist the two adult leaders, especially during planting, weeding, watering, etc.

Training: University Extension personnel will schedule and provide two training sessions to assist volunteer leaders in recruiting kids, assessing a site, insurance, risk, safety, and using the lesson plans.