Gardening is a great hands on activity at any age. It's never too early to introduce a child the wonders of gardening. The classroom is right outside your door.
Gardening does not have to be on a grand scale. It is best when beginning a garden to start small. It is easy to add to the garden and make improvements after having success. From school gardens to community gardens, youth gardening is a positive hands on activity to engage kids in an outdoor setting.
Arkansas Extension has hosted two youth gardening conferences in the past few years. If you would like to be on the mailing list for the youth conference, send your contact information to Julie Treat.
Junior Master Gardener Program
The Junior Master Gardener Program is a national program that focuses on curriculum for grades 3 to 8.