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Master Gardeners start 2014 youth program
Clallam County Master Gardeners are visiting second-grade classes throughout the county over the next nine weeks to motivate young people to grow their own food.
Through the illustration of the “Herbie, the Bean Plant” puppet, students learn about plant parts and the growing cycle.
The program increases knowledge about a variety of plants, increases awareness of the importance of plants in human lives and provides hands-on experience in starting plants from seeds.
Each student plants a bean, radish, corn, pea and sunflower seed in a clear “root viewer” container whereby they can observe the seeds’ germination and root, stem and leaf development.
Master Gardeners work with local teachers to coordinate their program with the second-grade curriculum to reinforce and enhance the children’s learning experience.
March 5 — Franklin and Queen of Angels
March 12 — Greywolf and Olympic Christian School
March 19 — Hellen Haller
April 9 — Hamilton and Jefferson
April 16 — Roosevelt and Five Acre School
April 23 — Dry Creek and Crescent
April 30 — Forks
May 7 — Neah Bay, Clallam Bay and Mountain View Christian
For more information, call program coordinator Laurel Moulton at 565-2679.