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Save the Date! August 1-4, 2017

2017 Junior Master Gardener Specialist
Training for Master Gardeners

Global Spheres Center 7801 S. Interstate 35E Corinth, TX 76208

Hosted by the Denton County Master Gardener Association

2017 National JMG
Leader Training

February 28 – March 2, 2017
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

This 3 day National Leader Training Conference will equip you with everything you need to effectively lead groups of Junior Master Gardener through garden-based learning projects AND empower you to lead JMG Training Workshops for other teachers/leaders in your community!

Through this training conference, participants will learn how to:

  • effectively lead proven, research-based JMG lessons
  • prepare JMG teacher/leader training events for their local communities
  • enroll and register children in the JMG program
  • organize and engage youth in career exploration and service learning activities
  • involve local county Extension office, volunteers and parents with JMG programs
  • recognize youths with JMG certifications

All JMG curricula are correlated to academic standards for science, math, language arts, and social studies to support school day academic programming. This session will also include evidenced-based research documenting positive program impact on children and families.

This training will include information on tips to market JMG to schools, after school programs and community based clubs.  Program sustainability through community collaborations and partnerships will be addressed and specific program resources, marketing materials, and support items will be shared.


Registration includes:

  • JMG Teacher/Leader Guide (Revised 2016)

  • Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! curriculum

  • JMG/LGEG Marketing Resources

  • Tuesday dinner, Wednesday lunch, beverages/snacks throughout training

Conference Lodging:

hyatt place college station
1100 University Drive East
College Station, Texas, USA, 77840
Tel: +1 979 846 9800

Click to acesss the JMG group rate of $110/night* OR
Call 1-888-591-1234 and use the group code G-JMGL or mention the group name Junior Master Gardener Leader Training to book.*

*special group rate must be reserved by Friday, January 27, 2017.

Conference Dining:

College Station is a thriving college town with lots of great places to to eat! Many restaurants are located on University Drive. Please find the B-CS restaurant guide link to help you in planning your meals while attending the National JMG Leader Training : http://www.visitaggieland.com/restaurants