Library to offer MG Sprouts program

Special to the Times

The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension of Henry County, in partnership with the Henry County Library System, is offering MG Sprouts for children on Thursdays at 1 p.m. beginning January 5. This six session experience, geared for children 6-8 years old, will introduce youth to the wonder of gardening through a series of activities and books conducted at Fairview Public Library, 28 Austin Road in Stockbridge. Participants will learn about “ugly vegetables,” Jack’s garden, and plants gone wild through hands-on activities as well as garden journals and reading.

MG Sprouts is led by Master Gardener Extension Volunteers who are screened and trained volunteers partnering with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to extend gardening and horticulture information to the public. These volunteers participate in at least 40 hours of classroom training and 50 hours of volunteer service on behalf of UGA before earning the Master Gardener title.

Registration is required for participation in MG Sprouts. Please contact Audry Flinn, 678-432-5353 ext. 3, Children’s Services Specialist at Fairview Public Library for complete details, and ask for a registration form from the library children’s department.