The Restitution and Community Service Program has worked hand in hand with the Master Gardeners in Brunswick for many years. The work area ( hoop house, green house and other outbuildings) shared has been paid for by the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council (JCPC) of the State of North Carolina for the designated, mandated Restitution and Community Service of the youth of Brunswick County. Children (ages 6 to 17) are referred to the program from Teen Court, Peer Court, Juvenile Justice and District 13 Courts among other sources. We rely on volunteers from the Master Gardeners to assist in educating, mentoring and supervising these children. Children are taught how to propagate plants, plant identification, pruning techniques, among other tasks. Our on site program is held Saturday mornings from 8am to Noon. We welcome new volunteers and request that anyone interested complete an application.
There are three part time staff members consisting of Program Coordinator Anita Handler, on site Activity Director Monica Bender and off site Activity Director Bob Breen.