Junior Master Gardeners and Youth Gardening
The JMG program provides a hands-on approach to learning horticulture, environmental science, leadership, and life skills.
To Start a JMG® class or group in your area
1. Identify a JMG Leader/Teacher
This can be a classroom teacher, home school parent, youth leader, or anyone interested in working with youth. The JMG leader does NOT have to be a Master Gardener. If a JMG leader needs garden resources and information they can contact their local county Extension service for gardening support.
2. Identify a group of youth
This may be a classroom, school group, 4-H club, home school group, or an after-school program. The program is flexible and can be offered to many different groups and in many different environments. A JMG group must have minimum of FIVE youths.
3. Obtain the JMG curriculum
Choose a curriculum based upon the age and skill level of the youth. To read more about each JMG curricula, visit here: http://jmgkids.us/curriculum/
5. Dig In and Get Growing!
Additional Youth Gardening Resources:
Utah Ag In the Classroom
Who can I contact for more information?
Contact the Utah State University Extension JMG Team:
Dave Francis - Utah State JMG Coordinator