Second Year of Junior Garden Program at Butler Elementary School Starts in September

By Kathleen Edge, Publicity & Website Chairperson

The Green Thumb Garden Club (GTGC) and Butler Elementary are partnering for the second year of the school’s successful Junior Garden Club. Fourth and Fifth graders are welcome to the join the program for hands-on learning on how to grow fruit, vegetables, and flowers in the Butler Garden beds.

Students learn about plants from local experts, including master gardeners and help create ideas for Butler’s landscape. Meetings are after school on the second Wednesday of each month in the Butler school pavilion and dismiss at 3:15 pm.

Green Thumb Garden Club is very excited to sponsor the program which supports its mission to instill in our youth the love of gardening and respect for the environment.

The Green Thumb Garden Club welcomes new members. The GTGC website contains detailed information about how to join the Club, support its charitable mission and details on meetings, activities, and events. For additional information, please visit the website or email

The Green Thumb Garden Club, Inc., located in Walton County, Florida, is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to stimulate interest in the beautification of Walton County, furthering the education of its members and the public in botany, community beautification, conservation of natural resources, environmental awareness, floral design, gardening, horticulture, and nature studies and instill in our youth the love of gardening and respect for the environment.