Growing good kids by igniting a passion for learning, success, and service through a unique gardening education.
BCMG Junior Master Gardener Projects
At St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Temple, Texas, Mary Ann Everett has put together two Junior Master Gardener programs that are supported by the BCMGA.
Learn, Grow, Eat, Go(LGEG): an integrated program combining academic achievement, nutrition, and exercise and Junior Master Gardener – Level 1 (JMG1): This is a one year class. Read More
Students planted a garden, harvested what they grew and then ate what they grew!
The Junior Master Gardener program is part of an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind.
JMG also inspires youths to be of service to others through service learning and leadership development projects, and rewards them with certification and recognition.
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Children can get involved in exploring their world through meaningful activities that encourage leadership development, personal pride and responsibility, and community involvement. Youth involved in the program develop critical thinking skills, and the ability to identify community concerns and take action to address them through individual group projects.
BCMGA Mission Statement
The Bell County Master Gardeners Association assists the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in providing high quality, relevant, research-based horticultural education and service to the residents of Bell County and the state of Texas through outreach, teaching, and demonstration projects. Read More