Junior Master Gardener
An international youth gardening program of the University Extension network.
JMG Mission: To grow good kids by igniting a passion for learning, success and service through a unique gardening education.
The Junior Master Gardener program strives to help children grow healthy minds and bodies by supporting academic achievement, improved nutrition, career exploration, and volunteerism in youth.
- independent and group learning experiences
- life/skill and career exploration
- service learning opportunities for youth
- correlation to state teaching standards
Service Learning: Students use what they have learned to be of service to others. Examples of service projects initiated by JMG groups include: growing produce for donation to food banks, community beautification projects, and class businesses generating funds for local charities.
Student Recognition: Youths completing requirements in a given chapter or for the overall program earn certification awarded by National JMG Program Office and JMG state program partners.
National Network: Thirty two Universities nationally implement the program at the state level. Texas A&M University serves as the headquarters for the National JMG Program Office.
Your tax deductible contribution to the International Junior Master Gardener program will support teacher and volunteer educational training programs, curricula for schools/afterschool programs, and community based clubs, and development of printed and online resources for both children, families, and teachers/volunteers.
The Junior Master Gardener program depends on external funding through private donations and grants to support local programming throughout the United States and internationally. Be a part of making a difference in the lives of children and growing good kids through gardening today!
Contact information: www.jmgkids.us or firstname.lastname@example.org