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An international youth gardening program of the University Extension network.

JMG Mission: To grow good kids by igniting a passion for learning, success and service through a unique gardening education.  

All JMG curricula include:Hidalgo group working garden Click here to see an overview of JMG curriculum and how to order!

  • independent and group learning experiences
  • life/skill and career exploration
  • service learning opportunities for youth
  • correlation to state teaching standards

Register Your Group: Once your have obtained your JMG curriculm you can register your group or school as a registered JMG group.  As a registered group you will receive a certificate recognizing your group as an official registered group, a group website on the National JMG web page, and will receive the monthly JMG e-newsletter.  There is no cost to becoming a JMG group and no obligation to complete all of the program.  Your registration simply allows us the national and state JMG offices to serve you better.  Click here to find out more about group registration and to download the registration packet.

Service Learning: Students use what they have learned to be of service to others.  Examples of service projects initiated by JMG groups include: growing produce for donation to food banks, community beautification projects, and class businesses generating funds for local charities.
 
Student Recognition: Youths completing requirements in a given chapter or for the overall program earn certification awarded by National JMG Program Office and JMG state program partners.

National Network: Twenty eight Universities nationally implement the program at the state level. Texas A&M University serves as the headquarters for the National JMG Program Office.

Program Partnerships

  • The Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M University System
  • AmeriCorps Hildago Group
  • National Wildlife Federation
  • Learn & Serve America   
  • Schools to Careers
  • Master Gardener Associations
  • Children's Better Health Institute 


Teacher Training:
Throughout the nation thousands of teachers and leaders are trained each year by national, state level and local JMG Program staff and volunteers.

JMG Contact Information: The JMG Program is operated by the National JMG Program Office in collaboration with state JMG program partners.  Sales and Distribution is handled through the Texas AgriLife Extension Bookstore and can be reached by calling toll free 888.900-2577, or by clicking this link: Texas AgriLife Extension Bookstore