Junior Master Gardener Program

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Youht in the garden participating in Junior Master Gardener activityThe Junior Master Gardener Program (JMG) is an international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension network. JMG engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the mind.

Youth looking through magnifying glass for pests as part of Junior Master Gardener curriculumJMG also inspires youths to be of service to others through service learning and leadership development projects, and rewards them with certification and recognition.

Children can get involved in exploring their world through meaningful activities that encourage leadership development, personal pride and responsibility, and community involvement. Youth involved in the program develop critical thinking skills, and the ability to identify community concerns and take action to address them through individual group projects.

For more information check out the JMG site: jmgkids.us or contact the Hawaii State JMG Coordinator: Becky Settlage, settlage@hawaii.edu