The Junior Master Gardener program is an international youth gardening program of the University Cooperative Extension network.
Junior Master Gardener Mission: To grow good kids by igniting a passion for learning, success and service through a unique gardening education.
All JMG curricula encourage:
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.