A 10-week unit of study that is hands-on and academically rich developed by the 4-H program at Texas A & M; Learn, Grow, Eat & GO! The curriculum marks the culmination of 5 years of research into the impact of the JMG 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 tastings to improve the health and wellness of children, families, and the school/learning community. A gardening toolkit can be made available upon request. 

For Teachers
Supported Curricular Resources 
  • Junior Master Gardener: Learn, Grow, Eat & GO!
    • Junior Master Gardener's 'Learn, Grow, Eat & GO' curriculum toolkit is for grades Pre-K - 5 and is available in English and Spanish.

Key Concepts

  • Agriculture
  • Biological Science
  • Communication
  • Community Service
  • Creative Arts
  • Cultural Competency
  • Environment
  • Foods & Nutrition
  • Healthy Living
  • Local Foods
  • Personal Development
  • Plant Science

For Youth Grades Pre-K to 5; In School and After School Programs

  • Learn about plant science basics and plant care skills
  • Provide hands-on experience with gardening through accessible and culturally relevant activities
  • Expose young people to new and nutritious food choices
  • Increase physical activity in and out of the classroom
  • Practice teamwork and collaboration skills in the context of plant care and gardening.
  • Strengthen their understanding of where their food comes from through hands-on learning

Activities will depend on the audience you are trying to reach and whether or not you have access to a garden. In order to receive funding, we ask you to plan for a minimum of 6 activities pulled from the JMG: Learn, Grow, Eat & GO! curriculum book. More information can be found in the program overview PDF below. 

  • Horticulture, Small Farms/Local Foods Educators and SNAP-Ed Educators
  • Local Master Gardeners
  • Food banks, food pantries
  • Community and civic organizations
  • In-School and After-School programs