Cultivating the Next Generation of Gardeners

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, May, 15, 2015 @ 16:05 PM


Do you garden with kids at school, home, community gardens, or in gardening clubs? If you do, there is a whole slew of educational aids available – for both the kids and parents and educators.

The American Horticultural Society and Corona Tools are pleased to host a very special guest organization this week, the Junior Master Gardener Program, represented by Extension Specialist Lisa Whittlesey. It’s a very impressive group, doing good work with kids in the US and other countries too, with lots of substantial content on their site. 

This important #plantchat helps to cultivate and grow a new generation of gardeners who will love and sustain the Earth. We'll also provide a sneak peek at the latest research on how gardens affect children’s health. There's a lot of great information in store and you are invited to come share your experience gardening with kids on #plantchat! 

You're Invited 

Join Chris Sabbarese, the "voice of @CoronaTools " and #Plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural Society Digital Communications Manager Charlotte Germane @AHS_Gardening, along with guest host Extension Specialist Lisa Whittlesey tweeting as @jmg_lisa This week's topic is Youth Gardening Skills. The live chat begins Monday, May 18, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview 

During the live chat, Junior Master Gardener Program and American Horticultural Society will cover:

  • Empowering Kids - Find out about the Junior Master Gardener Program and how it empowers kids
  • Garden Tips and Games - access free, online gardening games and tips for kids of varied ages
  • Finding Help State by State - Learn how to find your state’s Junior Master Gardener coordinator
  • Annual National Children & Youth Garden Symposium - Preview the upcoming National Children & Youth Garden Symposium co-hosted by the Junior Master Gardener Program, AHS, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin this July, 2015
  • Research Results - Get a sneak peek at the results of a four-year study on how school gardens affect kids  

Let’s help cultivate a new generation of gardeners who will love and sustain the Earth!

Join the Conversation

PlantchatDon’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat


Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries. 

Topics: Corona Tools, #Plantchat, AHS, Youth Gardening, Junior Master Gardener Program

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