Ever suck a bug to study insects or make mud pies to evaluate soil texture? The 2016 revised JMG Teacher & Leader Guide provides elementary teachers with the tools to teach the world of gardening with eight chapters of novel, hands-on and proven lessons. The curriculum also helps develops life skills, includes career exploration and provides opportunities for students to culminate the JMG experience with service-learning projects. As students complete areas of study, they can earn different recognition certifications including designation as Certified Junior Master Gardeners.
Junior Master Gardener Teacher/Leader Guide (416 pp.)
The JMG Handbook complements the Level One Teacher/Leader Guide with eight chapters of independent, discovery learning activities for elementary-aged youths. The JMG Youth Handbook is required for students working to earn certification as a Junior Master Gardener.
Junior Master Gardener Handbook (children’s book 192 pp.)
Junior Master Gardener Teacher/Leader Guide and Youth Handbook Science Achievement data:
Growing Minds: The Effect of a School Gardening Program on the Science Achievement of Elementary Students
“Students in the experimental group scored significantly higher on the Science achievement test compared to the students in the control group.”
Read more in National Science Teacher Association publication,
NSTA Reports: School Gardens Grow Science Achievement Test Scores