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Join the Garden Club of Jacksonville and Riverside Avondale Preservation on National CleanUp Day. Children and their families join this national effort to keep the outdoors clean. As a group, children and their parents will safely pick up litter along Post Street and Riverside Avenue. This special Budding Gardeners starts at the Garden Club at 9 a.m. and continues until 11 a.m. Refreshments will be served at the Garden Club at 11 a.m.

According to National CleanUp Day, many studies show that someone will pick up litter is if they witness someone else picking up litter. That’s because peer group norms are more powerful than incentives, and together, they can provide impressive behavioral change. Most people want to do the right thing; all they need is a little encouragement or incentive. The leadership of National CleanUp Day believes people are naturally responsible; if we encourage them to care for their favorite places, to pick up after themselves and others, then our outdoor spaces will become self-sufficient, clean, and more enjoyable.

Everyone participating in Budding Gardeners: CleanUp Jax is required to wear closed shoes and protective clothing.

Budding Gardeners is aimed at children in grades 1-6 to discover gardening, conservation, and wildlife through interactive programs, crafts, and outdoor projects. Children and their parents or caregivers collaborate during a morning of healthy and fun activities.

Each registration includes one parent and child.

Free to everyone

Great volunteer opportunity: Sign up here!

Sponsorship Opportunities

A sponsor of this Budding Gardeners program receives:

  • Recognition on our event pages
  • Recognition in our email marketing to more than 6,000 contacts
  • Recognition on our social media channels
  • Recognition on event slideshow
  • Recognition in our blog post after the program

Annual sponsors also receive:

  • Verbal recognition at all Budding Gardeners programs
  • Sponsor table at all Budding Gardeners programs

If you have questions about sponsorship, please email info@gardenclubjax.org or call 904-355-4224.

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