The Junior Master Gardener Program (JMG) is an international program with this mission: “to grow good kids by igniting a passion for learning, success, and service through a unique gardening education” The program provides a solid hands-on curriculum through which each student can earn certification at varying levels and ultimately as a certified Junior Master Gardener. Students in third through fifth grade are eligible to enroll in the elementary program.
JMG is an interdisciplinary approach in developing a love for gardening. It includes not only digging in the dirt, but also learning about soil, water, plants, garden design, wildlife, and good nutrition through group and individual hands-on activities, as well as singing and reading. Opportunities are provided for developing personal responsibility and for doing service projects for the school or community.