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.