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Upcoming Featured JMG Training Workshops

June 5th, 2024, Virtual!

Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! Facilitator Training

Training Descriptor: Register now to learn how to implement this research-based curriculum in the classroom and school garden. Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! (LGEG) is a researched & evidence-based curriculum from the Junior Master Gardener Program from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. This program was developed by Teachers for Teachers! LGEG is a 10-week TEKS aligned program combining academic achievement, gardening, fresh vegetable exposure, physical activity, and school & family engagement. All lesson plans and activity how-to’s are provided for you, so no extra planning for our busy teachers! This training will be held from 9:00- 11:00 a.m., CST.

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June 5th, 2024, Virtual!

Early Childhood Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! Facilitator Training

Training Descriptor: Register now to learn how to use the Early Childhood LGEG curriculum. Teach your students about plant science, gardening, nutrition and body movement with this fun and hands on class! Early Childhood LGEG is a 4-week multifaceted curriculum that combines plant and garden learning, food exposure, brain- and body-boosting physical activities, and novel parental engagement well-built around plant part themes. This training will be held from 1:00- 3:00 p.m., CST.

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June 6th-7th, 2024, Elizabethtown, NC

Junior Master Gardener Youth Day Camp

Training Descriptor: This Junior Master Gardener Summer Day Camp will allow youngsters to explore soil science, gardening, composting and insects! The camp will be hosted by the Bladen County 4-H program on June 6-7 from 9-11 a.m., and is open to youth ages 5-7.

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July 3, 2024, Las Vegas, NV

Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! Early Childhood Curriculum Teacher Training

Training Descriptor: Register now to join Extension’s Youth Horticulture Education Program (YHEP) for a Train the Trainer on the LGEG Early Childhood Curriculum. This curriculum is garden & nutrition based with body movement activities. This hands on training will be fun for all!

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July 9, 2024, Fort Worth, TX

JMG Teacher Training

Training Descriptor: Register now to learn all about the JMG curriculum, engage in hands-on examples, and earn Texas A&M AgriLife certification with 7TEA CPE hours and TEEAC credit! This training will be from 9AM to 4PM and lunch will be provided.

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July 10th, 2024, Las Vegas, NV

Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! EC Curriculum Training

Training Descriptor: Please join Extension’s Youth Horticulture Education Program (YHEP) for a Train the Trainer on the LGEG EC Curriculum. This curriculum is garden & nutrition based with body movement activities. This hands on training will be fun for all.

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July 10th, 2024, Fort Worth, TX

LGEG Teacher Workshop

Training Descriptor: Registration includes hands-on instruction, 7TEA CPE and TEEAC credit, resources to implement a program, lunch, and door prizes! This training starts at 9AM with check-in starting at 8:30AM.

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July 23rd, 2024, San Antonio, TX

JMG Workshop

Training Descriptor: Registration includes One-on-One Interactions: Engage directly with experienced speakers and specialists. Ask questions, share ideas, and learn from their expertise. Hands-On Demonstrations: Get your hands dirty! Participate in practical sessions where you’ll learn essential gardening techniques, from planting seeds to nurturing young plants. Junior Master Gardener Curricula and Gear: Access specialized curricula designed for young gardeners. Equip yourself with tools, resources, and age-appropriate materials to inspire the next generation of green thumbs. Workshop will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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July 24th, 2024, San Antonio, TX

JMG Workshop

Training Descriptor: Registration includes One-on-One Interactions: Engage directly with experienced speakers and specialists. Ask questions, share ideas, and learn from their expertise. Hands-On Demonstrations: Get your hands dirty! Participate in practical sessions where you’ll learn essential gardening techniques, from planting seeds to nurturing young plants. Junior Master Gardener Curricula and Gear: Access specialized curricula designed for young gardeners. Equip yourself with tools, resources, and age-appropriate materials to inspire the next generation of green thumbs. Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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July 25th, 2024, San Antonio, TX

JMG Workshop

Training Descriptor: Registration includes One-on-One Interactions: Engage directly with experienced speakers and specialists. Ask questions, share ideas, and learn from their expertise. Hands-On Demonstrations: Get your hands dirty! Participate in practical sessions where you’ll learn essential gardening techniques, from planting seeds to nurturing young plants. Junior Master Gardener Curricula and Gear: Access specialized curricula designed for young gardeners. Equip yourself with tools, resources, and age-appropriate materials to inspire the next generation of green thumbs. Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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September 16th, 2024, Henderson, NV

Youth Horticulture Education Program’s (YHEP) Train the Trainer JMG Workshop

Training Descriptor: YHEP staff will present the Train the Trainer for the Junior Master Gardener curriculum to the educators at Burkholder Middle School!

October 3rd, 2024 – May 15th, 2025, Woodlawn, OH

JMG Youth Workshop

Training Descriptor: The International Junior Master Gardener program is back at Great Parks! Budding gardeners, ages 7–10, are invited to enroll for this course. We’ll dig deep into native plants, homegrown foods and the science of all things gardening. Each gardener that attends the full course will be granted their Level 1 Junior Master Gardener certification. Classes run the first three Thursdays of the month from October 3- May 15 at Glenwood Gardens. Sign up for one class or for the full course. Workshops will be held from 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

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recent past training events:

February 20-21, 2024, Virtual!
JMG National Leader Training

Training descriptor: Integrative & Hands-On VIRTUAL Training Conference.

August 7, 2023, Wichita Falls, TX
LGEG! Teacher and Volunteer Training

Training descriptor: Learn how to implement this research-based curriculum in the classroom and school garden. Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! (LGEG) is a researched & evidence-based curriculum from the Junior Master Gardener Program from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. This program was developed by Teachers for Teachers! LGEG is a 10-week TEKS aligned program combining academic achievement, gardening, fresh vegetable exposure, physical activity, and school & family engagement. All lesson plans and activity how-to’s are provided for you, so no extra planning for our busy teachers!
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July 24 – 28, 2023, Dallas, TX
The Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas Professional Development Conference

Training descriptor: The Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas Professional Development Conference for teachers of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources provides a week-long conference specifically for agriculture teachers and stakeholders. The event is designed to enhance teaching methods, keep up with developments in curriculum, learn more about industry-based student certifications, and network with leaders in our profession.
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July 20
, 2023, Fort Worth, TX
Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! Teacher Training

Training descriptor: Learn, Grow, Eat & Go! (LGEG) is a researched & evidence-based curriculum from the Junior Master Gardener Program from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. This program was developed by Teachers for Teachers! LGEG is a 10-week TEKS aligned program combining academic achievement, gardening, fresh vegetable exposure, physical activity, and school & family engagement. All lesson plans and activity how-to’s are provided for you, so no extra planning for our busy teachers!
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July 15
, 2023, Las Vegas, NV
Learn, Grow, Eat, Go! Family Garden and Nutrition Workshop

Training descriptor: Join The Youth Horticulture Education Program for this fun, hands-on gardening and nutrition workshop for families. Participants will learn about gardening, nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices for their children and family. We will have hands on activities in both gardening and nutrition. We’ll even do a little food prep for a healthy snack.
This workshop is for families and their children ages 5-12 years of age.
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July 12 – 15, Knoxville, TN

2023 National Children & Youth Garden Symposium

Training descriptor: Reinvigorate your passion to educate a new generation about the importance of gardening. Network, engage, collaborate, and learn from like-minded peers across the country. Explore the vibrant city of Knoxville with its numerous green spaces and innovative, citizen-driven gardening projects. Find out why NCYGS is one of the country’s longest-running, most prestigious gardening conferences for youth educators!
JMG Concurrent Session: Friday, July 14: Grow Thriving Gardens and Kids: Learn, Grow, Eat & GO!
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July 12, 2023, Fort Worth, TX
Teacher JMG & Access Water Training

Training descriptor: Learn about two great curricula we offer and how to set up your school to succeed with these programs. A complete lesson plan put together by teachers for teachers! Expect an overview of curricula, hands-on examples, lunch provided, Texas A&M AgriLife certification with 8TEA CPE hours & TEEAC creditCEUs!
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July 6
, 2023, Las Vegas, NV
Teacher Training for the EC Learn, Grow, Eat, Go! Curriculum

Training descriptor: This class will teach participants how to use the EC LGEG curriculum in their center or in-home business. Teach your students about plant science, gardening, nutrition and body movement with this fun and hands on class!
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June 27, 2023, Midland, TX
3rd-6th Grade Teacher JMG Training

Training descriptor: Learn how to use the resources of the Junior Master Gardener® program to implement proven, teacher-friendly plant-based learning while boosting science achievement, increasing parental involvement, and engaging your kids in service-learning while earning their Junior Master Gardener® certification. Registration closes June 22nd!
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June 13, Conroe, TX
2023 Junior Master Gardener Teacher Workshop

Training descriptor: Teacher workshop offering 6 CPE hours on our School Garden Program Curriculum – Junior Master Gardner. Designed for elementary teachers, this hands-on training event will familiarize you with a variety of proven TEKS-based Junior Master Gardener activities and demonstrate proven & methods for building sustainable, teacher-friendly school garden programs.
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June 12 – 15, Waco, TX
2023 Texas Farm Bureau Summer Ag Institute (SAI)

Training descriptor: A four-day professional development opportunity that immerses teachers in multiple aspects of agriculture to increase agricultural literacy in the classroom. SAI incorporates presentations by agricultural experts who specialize in education. The four-day institute also includes site visits to area farms, ranches, and agricultural businesses for a truly hands-on experience.
JMG Concurrent Session: Monday, June 12
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July 20, 2022 Virtual
Cultivating School Gardens Conference 

This training is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and will provide education on how to start a garden, what to grow, how to sustain a program, and examples of how others have been successful. JMG will be presenting and sharing how to implement JMG curricula. This training provides 7 CPE credits recognized by TEA and registration is $30. We can’t wait to see you, virtually!

May 17, 2022 Stillwater, OK
JMG Training

This 3 hour training will introduce you to the JMG program and its curriculum. You will learn the ins and outs of using the lessons with any group of youth. Primarily designed for 3-5th and 6-8th grades, the lessons can be modified to use with pre-K all the way to senior citizens!  This training is open to Extension educators, classroom teachers, and interested adults and volunteers, and costs $20. We will do lots of JMG activities and you will receive a copy of the Level 1 Teacher/Leader Guide. Contact Shelley Mitchell with training and registration questions via email at shelley.mitchell@okstate.edu or phone at 405-744-5755.

February 21-23, 2022 College Station, TX
Junior Master Gardener National Leader Training

Join us for a 3-day incredible hands-on training workshop designed to prepare you for JMG program success! Join us to learn about JMG curricula, community partnerships, program implementation, and more. You’ll learn tangible skills and new ideas for implementation, as well as the intricacies of managing a group, leading students, and sustaining your program for years to come!