Junior Green Thumbs

The gardens that surround Liberty Hall provide the perfect setting for scouts to learn about the types of plants that thrive in New Jersey’s temperate climate.  Scouts will learn how to identify some of the plants growing in beds throughout the gardens and discuss the wonderful array of herbs that are grown on the property   and how they have been used over the centuries.  Highlights include a visit to our two greenhouses and a hands on seed planting activity that scouts will take home to be cared for and later planted.  This program meets many of the requirements of the Junior Gardener badge.


Program Availability: April-October only. Sundays: 2pm-4pm, Saturdays: 10am-4pm, Weekdays: 3pm-5pm

Program Length: 90 minutes

Program Fee: $10.00 per scout; leaders in uniform are free; $6.00 per additional adult

These programs must be scheduled a minimum of two weeks in advance and require a minimum of 10 participants. When a troop has fewer than 10 members, leaders may join with another troop or invite non-scout peers to participate in programs. A 50% deposit of program cost is required at the time of booking. Balance is due the day of the program.

Book this Program:

Please contact Hannah Gaston, Education Coordinator, at hgaston@kean.edu or call 908-527-0400.