Learn, Grow, Eat & Go!

Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! (LGEG) is a 10-week unit of study that is hands-on, multifaceted, and academically rich. LGEG is made up of a 20-lesson base curriculum with optional “Growing further” lesson extensions. It features food exposures through fresh sampling and evaluation, Garden Kitchen recipes, and brief Go Strong classroom exercises to maximize benefits to students.

Background on the Program

This curriculum marks the culmination of 5 years of research into the impact of the Junior Master Gardener program on children, schools, and families. It incorporates the best practices identified by the research and combines the interdisciplinary elements of nutrition, garden science, physical activity, food preparation, and fresh vegetable tasting to improve the health and wellness of children, families, and the school community.

The content of this curriculum has been written by teachers and content experts and then intensely evaluated and creatively presented to maximize academic gain and positive behavioral change for better health. The integration of science, math, social studies, health, and language arts make LGEG an excellent academic enrichment program for schools.

Online Resources Include:

Parent newsletters

How-To gardening videos

Family Stories

Food Prep and recipe demo videos

Proven ways to increase physical activity in students

Printable student pages

Host of other resources for successful garden projects