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Plant Connections Leader's Guide1

Janice Easton and Deborah J. Glauer2

The Kids Growing with Plant Connections Leader's Guide (4H192/4H PSL 21) is aimed at educating youth about the basics of horticulture. Youth will be exposed to information on plants and the plant kingdom.

Lessons include the following:

  • What Is a Plant?

  • Why Are Plants Important?

  • What Makes Plants Grow?

  • How to Grow Plants

  • How to Select and Handle Plants

The Plant Connections Youth Workbook (4H194/4H PSM 11) is used inconjunction with this leader's guide.

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Click here to view the complete Plant Connections Leader's Guide document in PDF format.

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This document is 4HPSL21, one of a series of the 4-H Youth Development Program, UF/IFAS Extension. Original publication date May 1997. Revised January 2015. Reviewed January 2019. Visit the EDIS website at for the currently supported version of this publication. For more publications in the 4-H Plant Connections curriculum, go to


Originally written by Janice Easton, UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County; and Deborah J. Glauer, UF/IFAS Extension Youth Development Specialist and Plant Science Design Team Leader; additional assistance provided by project assistants Christy Poole and Lynne Schreiber; reviewed and revised by Dr. Sydney Park Brown, associate professor, Environmental Horticulture; Norma Samuel, UF/IFAS Extension urban horticulture agent II, UF/IFAS Extension Marion County; Dr. Paula Davis, UF/IFAS Extension 4-H youth development agent III, UF/IFAS Extension Bay County; and Dr. Joy C. Jordan, associate professor, Department of Family, Youth, and Community Sciences; UF/iFAS Extension, Gainesville, FL 32611.

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