Do you enjoy horticulture, gardening, entomology, wildlife, recycling, water and soil science, or ecology? If so, then Junior Master Gardener is the program for you! JMG involves meaningful horticultural and environmental science activities that encourage leadership development, personal pride, responsibility and community involvement. Research has shown that students that participated in JMG scored ‘significantly higher on achievement tests’ than those who did not. For more information visit www.jmgkids.us or contact the Extension Office at (936) 539-7823.
Junior Master Gardener Teacher/Leader Training August 6, 2013 at the Montgomery Co. Extension Office
Learn how to use the resources fo the Junior Master Gardener program to help “grow good kids” in your classroom or club while boosting sciene achievement, parental involvement, healthy habits, and engaging youth in service learning.
JMG Plant Parts Food Drive – Community Service Project
Why not combine your students’ learning and CAN do enthusiasm with a true service-learning project? The plant parts food drive is a fun way to learn more about the foods we eat, where they come from, and how we can help others. Collecting canned vegetables helps us learn about plant parts that we eat. Visit the jmg web site for Plant Part Food Drive resources!
- JMG website
- Aggie Horticulture Website
- Aggie Horticulture – Just for Kids site
- Extension – East Texas Gardening Site
- EarthKind – Environmental Stewarship for Urban Landscape
A lot of great information. Earth-Kind Landscaping uses research-proven techniques to provide maximum gardening and landscape enjoyment while preserving and protecting our environment.
Montgomery County Master Gardener Association
Cool Stuff for Educators & Parents Too!
Wildlife in the Garden – National Wildlife Federation
The study of insects.
The National Gardening Association offers a multitude of resources for educators and youth serving organizations.
School Garden Wizard
Gardening and plant-based learning open a door to discovery of the living world. The School Garden Wizard is full of resources to help you plan a successful school garden.
The Lost Lady Bug Project
Get involved in finding out where all the ladybugs have gone so we can try to prevent more native species from becoming so rare. You help by taking a picture of a lady bug you’ve found, writing down some quick info, and digitally submit the picture to Lost Ladybug Project
REAL School Gardens
Located in North Texas, REAL School Gardens is a grassroots gardening program that helps children by supporting elementary school communities as they design, install and sustain outdoor classrooms (gardens).
BRIT – Botanical Research Institute of TexasLocated in Fort Worth, The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) is a global institute for the conservation and preservation of botanical heritage through education, research, scientific publications, and collections.Recipe for SuccessRecipe for Success Foundation (RfS) is a non-profit 501C3 charity dedicated to combating childhood obesity by changing the way children understand, appreciate and eat their food. Located in Houston, many Recipe for Success staff members are certified JMG Leaders!
Vermiculture – Earthworms web site for East Texas
Composting with Earthworms
Cathy’s Crawly Composters web site
JMG Group Registration Form
MG’s help the teacher/leader fill this information out. Groups must register once per school year.
JMG Group Registration
Texas Wildscape Certification form – Backyard Habitat Program
Tx Wildscapes Application