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Who We Are

Junior Green Gardners is a program of the Junior Gardening Committee of the Andover Garden Club. 


The Program

The goal of the program is to develop youth interest in gardening as well as a respect for our natural world and community. The program is designed for children ages 4 to 8 years. It delivers horticultural and environmental science education through the fun, creative, approach of reading and discussing topical books appropriate to the target age group. 


Past Monthly Activity Sheets

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Junior Green Gatherings Picture Gallery


Reading Lists

 When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy  knows  that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits...

When a little boy plants a carrot seed, everyone tells him it won't grow. But when you are very young, there are some things that you just know, and the little boy knows that one day a carrot will come up. So he waters his seed, and pulls the weeds, and he waits...

 With the able assistance of Thing 1 and Thing 2 -- and a fleet of Rube Goldbergian vehicles -- the Cat in the Hat examines the various parts of plants, seeds, and flowers; basic photosynthesis and pollination

With the able assistance of Thing 1 and Thing 2 -- and a fleet of Rube Goldbergian vehicles -- the Cat in the Hat examines the various parts of plants, seeds, and flowers; basic photosynthesis and pollination

 Fans of From Seed to Plant, a perennial seller by Gail Gibbons, will want this lushly illustrated picture book. A gust of wind lifes a maple seed, sending it spinning like a shiny green helicopter throughout the sky.

Fans of From Seed to Plant, a perennial seller by Gail Gibbons, will want this lushly illustrated picture book. A gust of wind lifes a maple seed, sending it spinning like a shiny green helicopter throughout the sky.


Junior Green Book Collectors

Upcoming Junior Green Gatherings  - May Book Of The Month

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Little Groundhog learns how to plant and tend to his own food garden through every season in this beautifully-illustrated, thoroughly researched picture book by naturalist Lynne Cherry.

Little Groundhog, in trouble for stealing from his friends' gardens, is taught by Squirrel to grow his very own. From seed-gathering to planting, harvesting, and eating home-grown fruits and vegetables, children join Little Groundhog in learning about the gardening process. At the end, Little Groundhog invites his animal friends to a Thanksgiving harvest feast.
Beautiful illustrations and thorough research on plants and insects make this sweet story an engrossing read, as well as a great picture-book introduction to how plants grow. Children and schools can follow Groundhog's lessons.


Local Activities

SHED

SHED Children's Campus offers four Reggio Emilia inspired early education programs that run while the Andover public school system is in session. See our Summer Programs for early education programs offered when school is not in session.

Stevens-Coolidge Place

Join the The Trustees of Reservations for a fun early-Spring gardening session for kid ages 6-9! Introduced with a reading of First Peas to the Table: How Thomas Jefferson Inspired a School Garden by Susan Grigsby, this fun gardening workshop for kids will teach your child about planting and maintaining a pea plant. Your child will get to plant their own pea seeds, decorate their pea pot, learn how to care for their plant, and create a journal to monitor their plant’s growth just like the students in the story.

When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 10-11am

Location: Stevens-Coolidge Place


Fun Fact Of The Month

Bees and Gardens

Bees are helpful to a garden. They love flowers that close at night. This is the reason why bees are only buzzing around during the daytime. Bees are also attracted to the flowers that are bright in color and have a strong fragrance. Because bees help pollinate flowers and plants, they are responsible for the existence of many flowers. Did you know that without bees, over 100,000 plant species would cease to exist?


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