BCMG Youth Director, Marjorie Gillmeister
Our mission is to encourage and inspire children of all ages through gardening activities to create experience in their environment, to nurture nature, and journey through magical childhood memories they can carry and share as gifts throughout their lifetime.
Mother Nature’s beautiful wisdom has given us a path to explore such as the miraculous seed that is planted in an eggshell pod, grows with patience, and matures to bring life to a delicate flower that feeds a butterfly to a vegetable that can feed a family.
Our Youth experience “The Lifecycle of a Seed” through various gardening activities.
~Recycle & Reuse a plastic water bottle and a newspaper as a planting pot
~Saving Seeds from a flower
~Creating a butterfly garden habitat
~Education on Native plant seeds
~How to grow and to tend to a vegetable garden
~Harvesting vegetables they’ve grown and preparing a dish at their school kitchen
“Every child is a different kind of flower and all together make this world a beautiful garden.”
For information about Junior Master Gardeners read more.
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