Plants — Junior Apprentice

Welcome to the Junior Apprentice – Plant Badge! While earning your Plant Badge, you will learn how to grow and harvest plants to eat.

Plant skills are important in a variety of industries and careers including agriculture, the culinary arts, botany, and landscaping.

To earn your Junior Apprentice – Plants Badge:

  • Check out the Skill Badges by clicking the icons below
  • Complete the activities associated with each Skill Badge
  • Complete your Self Evaluation for each Skill Badge
  • A mentor will review your work and if your have met the Learning Objectives, you will earn a Skill Badge
  • Once you have completed the Skill Badges below, you will earn your Junior Apprentice – Plants Badge


These badges should take 5 to 7 hours of learning and 6 weeks of plant maintenance to complete.

Learning Objectives

After earning this badge you will be able to:

  • Understand the needs of plants and identify how those needs are met in an aquaponic system
  • Understand the role of a plant in an aquaponic system
  • Select,propagate, grow and harvest a plant variety
  • Develop an awareness for nutrient deficiencies in plants and how to recognize them
  • Describe pests and beneficial organisms and begin to recognize common species in your area
Badge Outline ↕

In order to earn this badge, you must complete these required Skills: