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2020 Junior Master Gardener National Leader Training

  Through 2/092/10 - 2/21
Training $420.00 $480.00
Extension Employee $420.00 $480.00

We invite you to attend the 2020 Junior Master Gardener National Leader Training!

The JMG Program mission is growing good kids by igniting a passion for learning, success, & service through a unique gardening education.  This training conference is designed to take you from novice educator to an empowered leader and trainer who can introduce & grow youth gardening into your school/local community!

Through this training program, participants will:

  • Utilize research-based curricula resources through hands-on breakout sessions
  • Support academic standards, leadership development, healthy living and nutrition education
  • Implement best practices, project-based learning, managing students/groups
  • Identify garden types/techniques to create outdoor learning environments for youth and practitioners
  • Access group/class registration, recognition & certification options
  • Involve local county Extension, volunteers and parents in your programming
  • Reach into schools, after school programs & clubs
  • Prepare/lead JMG teacher training workshop events
  • Generate funding to support programs
  • Build sustainability through community collaborations and partnerships
  • Utilize program resources, marketing materials
  • Develop custom implementation plans

NEW this YEAR: Through concurrent sessions, teachers, volunteers, school nutritionists, Extension staff, SNAP educators, administrators & state and national JMG coordinators of successful JMG and youth garden programs will share best practices, motivating highlights and reports from the field.

A capstone of the conference will Texas Fiesta Networking Dinner & a private tour of the new Texas A&M Gardens. This garden features a vineyard, historical themed gardens, vegetable gardens, fruit orchard, bird/butterfly gardens, food/fiber field, earth kind gardens, rain gardens and capture, kitchen gardens, technology apps in the garden, and so much more!  

Conference attendees will interact with three Junior Master Gardener programs who met throughout the year in the TAMU Gardens. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the students, the group leaders and view projects students were a part of. We’ll celebrate the students as they receive their JMG certifications and are presented their individual certificates of completion!

The 2020 Junior Master Gardener National Leader Training conference will be held at the new Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center.  In the heart of the Texas A&M campus, you will enjoy the beautiful new facility, exquisite rooms, and lovely dining options.

Conference registration includes JMG/LGEG Marketing Resources, hotel parking, daily breakfast, Monday/Tuesday lunch & Tuesday Texas Fiesta Networking Dinner & Private Tour of the Texas A&M Gardens & beverages/snacks throughout training conference.

Come join us for a fun packed 3 days where you will learn from professionals and fellow attendees to cultivate & sustain children’s gardening programs in your community!

Cancellation/Refund Policy

If a cancellation becomes necessary, please send notification to Cancellations received no later than 5 p.m. CST, January 31, 2020 will receive a 70% refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after January 31.