20 Acts of Kindness for 20 years of JMG!

Junior Master Gardener 20th Anniversary

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In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Junior Master Gardener Program, YOU are challenged to complete to 20 acts of service/kindness during the 2019-2020 school year.  Here are 10 acts below to get you started & if you do any of these or others, we want to hear from you!

Share your junior gardeners’ kindness on social media using the hashtag #JMGkids20! Tag us on Instagram & Twitter @jmgkids, and mention Junior Master Gardener on Facebook.

#JMGkids20 class or group
& win a set of Growing Good Kids Book Award winners!

Email a photo of your kids completing a service project or simple act of kindness and include a 2 sentence descriptor.

We’ll feature your photos of service & kindness HERE!

Two teachers submitting photos will be selected to receive a complete set of this year’s Growing Good Kids Book Award Winners!

 EMAIL YOUR KIDS’ 20 for 20 PHOTO TO juniormastergardener@gmail.com

Create your own or use these 10 ideas to get you started:

Kindness Rocks  Paint or write kind messages on rocks and leave them in random places for someone else to see.

Plant Parts Canned Food Drive  Collect vegetables from your school garden to donate to a soup kitchen, food pantry, or homeless shelter.

Say thanks to your Teachers  Pick some flowers and give them to your teacher(s) as a thank you for all they do.

Be Kind to the Birds  Make a bird feeder to give the birds a treat.

Save the Pollinators  Plant a flower that the bees and/or butterflies will love.

Propagate Money Propagate and sell plants to support a charitable cause.

Grow Cards for Gratitude  Make grow cards to show how people how appreciated they are. Consider delivering them to a local nursing home and to your own grandparents!

Reading is Leading Read a Growing Good Kids book to a younger kid.

Healing Helper Make some soothing aloe lotion to gift to someone in need.

Be a Friend  Notice those around you that might feel disconnected and make them feel valued.  If there is a new student in class, consider eating lunch with them!