Junior Master Gardener

jmg-page-headerDo you enjoy horticulture, gardening, entomology, wildlife, recycling, water and soil science, or ecology?
If so, then Junior Master Gardener is the project 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 ext. 3.

Who can register as a JMG group?
School Classes, After-school Clubs, Scouts, 4-H Horticulture project groups, church classes, etc.

It is free to register!

Step 1: Click the link → JMG Group Registration
Groups must register once per school year.

Step 2: Complete the Group Profile Information Questionnaire if you would like to request a presentation at your school led by Master Gardener Volunteers.

Who can lead a JMG group?
Teachers, After-school staff, parent volunteers, etc.

Check out the Frequently Asked Questions for more info!


Cool Stuff for Educators & Parents Too!

Wildlife in the Garden – National Wildlife Federation

Texas 4-H Entomology
The study of insects.

Kid’s Gardening
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).gardening

BRIT – Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Located 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.

Vermiculture – Earthworms Composting for East Texas

Composting with Earthworms

Cathy’s Crawly Composters  

Texas Wildscapes Certification – Backyard Habitat Program



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!

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