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1 The Virginia 4-H Junior Master Gardener ProgramINTRODUCING

2  goals and objectives of the program  4-H and MG partnership  program policies and management  management of a 4-H JMG club  lesson plan Training objectives

3 4-H Junior Master Gardeners  A new and innovative 4-H program  Level 1, grades 3-5 is complete  Level 2, grades 6-8, Module 1 is complete  Modeled after VCE-MGs  Modeled after TAES  Modeled after TAES JMG sm

4 4-H Junior Master Gardeners  Correlated to the VA SOL’s  Hands-On and Project Based  Integrated across all subject areas  Flexibility of use  Choices available in group and individual activities  Community service and leadership incorporated in all units

5 Program Goals  Life Skill Development  Environmental Stewardship  Horticulture Knowledge

6 ObjectivesObjectives  Life Skills Head - Head - Cognitive/creative competence Heart - Heart - Personal/social competence Hands - Hands - Vocational competence Health - Health - Health/physical competence  Life Skills Head - Head - Cognitive/creative competence Heart - Heart - Personal/social competence Hands - Hands - Vocational competence Health - Health - Health/physical competence

7 ObjectivesObjectives  Environmental Stewardship Awareness Attitudes Attitudes Behaviors Behaviors  Environmental Stewardship Awareness Attitudes Attitudes Behaviors Behaviors

8 ObjectivesObjectives  Horticulture Knowledge Plant Growth and Development Soils and Water Soils and Water Ecology and Environmental Horticulture Ecology and Environmental Horticulture Insects and Diseases Insects and Diseases Landscape Horticulture Landscape Horticulture Fruits and Nuts Fruits and Nuts Vegetables and Herbs Vegetables and Herbs  Horticulture Knowledge Plant Growth and Development Soils and Water Soils and Water Ecology and Environmental Horticulture Ecology and Environmental Horticulture Insects and Diseases Insects and Diseases Landscape Horticulture Landscape Horticulture Fruits and Nuts Fruits and Nuts Vegetables and Herbs Vegetables and Herbs

9 Research Based  Youth gardening positively impacts: Interpersonal skills Self esteem Self esteem Student behavior Student behavior Academic achievement Academic achievement Nutritional attitudes Nutritional attitudes  Youth gardening positively impacts: Interpersonal skills Self esteem Self esteem Student behavior Student behavior Academic achievement Academic achievement Nutritional attitudes Nutritional attitudes

10 Program Evaluation National On-line Survey for Leaders (Conducted by Texas A&M University Department of Agricultural Education and National JMG Program Office) Over 75% of respondents stated that JMG has increased youth interest in science Over 70% of respondents stated JMG has contributed to higher academic standards Over 75% of respondents said JMG youths were more enthusiastic about learning National On-line Survey for Leaders (Conducted by Texas A&M University Department of Agricultural Education and National JMG Program Office) Over 75% of respondents stated that JMG has increased youth interest in science Over 70% of respondents stated JMG has contributed to higher academic standards Over 75% of respondents said JMG youths were more enthusiastic about learning

11 4-H/VCE-MG Partnership  4-H Strong reputation Strong reputation Youth development experience Youth development experience Hands-on learning Hands-on learning Dedicated, trained volunteers Dedicated, trained volunteers Plant and Soil Science Curriculum Plant and Soil Science Curriculum  4-H Strong reputation Strong reputation Youth development experience Youth development experience Hands-on learning Hands-on learning Dedicated, trained volunteers Dedicated, trained volunteers Plant and Soil Science Curriculum Plant and Soil Science Curriculum  VCE-MG Strong reputation Strong reputation Horticulture knowledge and skills Horticulture knowledge and skills Community education service Community education service Dedicated, trained volunteers Dedicated, trained volunteers SLM Objective #2 SLM Objective #2

12 Program Guidelines

13 Reasons for Program Guidelines This is a collaborative program between Virginia 4-H and the VCE-MG program.  This is a collaborative program between Virginia 4-H and the VCE-MG program. VCE-MGs have a strong image based upon a secure foundation of 50 hours of training and 50 hours of community education. VCE-MGs have a strong image based upon a secure foundation of 50 hours of training and 50 hours of community education. 4-H has a strong image based on years of youth and volunteer development. 4-H has a strong image based on years of youth and volunteer development.

14 Program Guidelines

15 4-H Junior Master Gardener Program Guidelines Enroll and train as 4-H leaders  Enroll and train as 4-H leaders  Work in teams of two or three Leaders

16 4-H Junior Master Gardener Program Guidelines  What is 4-H  What is a leader, member, pledge, etc  Youth development  Club management  Risk management  Other Expectations 4-H Leader training will include

17 4-H Junior Master Gardener Program Guidelines  Include a VCE Master Gardener, or  Have demonstrated knowledge of horticulture with a VCE-MG serving as an advisor (to help develop teaching plan, serve as a subject matter resource, etc.) (to help develop teaching plan, serve as a subject matter resource, etc.) Leaders should

18 Program Guidelines  Complete an individual and group activity from each teaching concept of each chapter (88 total)  Complete at least 25 hours of training over the duration of the program Members: To become a certified 4-H JMG

19 Program Guidelines  Participate in one educational community service project for each chapter  Complete at least 25 hours over the duration of the program Members: To become a certified 4-H JMG

20 Program Guidelines Educational Community Service includes: Activities that lead to the education of others:  Activities that lead to the education of others: presentations presentations workshops workshops displays displays demonstration gardens demonstration gardens

21 Golden Ray Series sm   An in-depth study of a single chapter Youth complete 2 individual and 2 group activities from each section of a chapter  A thematic unit of study “Health and Nutrition from the Garden” “Wildlife Gardener”

22 Golden Ray Series sm  Designed to be completed in shorter period of time  Youth can receive “Golden Ray Series sm ” medals and a JMG sm program certificate  Excellent for camps/summer programs or classrooms with a couple weeks for a gardening study

23 JMG Camp Certification  Complete any 12 JMG level one individual or group activities  as well as one Life Skills/Career Exploration activity  and one Service Learning/Leadership project.  Youth can receive a Golden Ray Series JMG Camp certificate and a JMG Camp medal

24 Record Keeping  Trainee’s record provides space to: Track hours spent in training and community service Track hours spent in training and community service Track lessons completed and skills learned Track lessons completed and skills learned Summarize what the 4-H’er learned in the program Summarize what the 4-H’er learned in the program Place stickers from leader on each completed chapter Place stickers from leader on each completed chapter

25 Record Keeping  Volunteer record Track progress of membersTrack progress of members 4-H Leader- report progress/youth hours to 4-H Agent for recognition4-H Leader- report progress/youth hours to 4-H Agent for recognition VCE-MG - report vol. hours to VCE-MG Record KeeperVCE-MG - report vol. hours to VCE-MG Record Keeper

26 Recognition Youth can receive a chapter medal for completing any 6 activities from any one chapter in the JMG curriculum  Youth can receive a chapter medal for completing any 6 activities from any one chapter in the JMG curriculum  Medals can be ordered at

27 Recognition  Youth completing service project can receive a Service Crest medal  Medals can be ordered at  Service crest medals are designed to fit together with the chapter medals

28 Recognition Official 4-H Junior Master Gardener Certificate received upon completion of program  Official 4-H Junior Master Gardener Certificate received upon completion of program Receive Certified Junior Master Gardener medal (available for purchase at  Receive Certified Junior Master Gardener medal (available for purchase at

29 Whoa, I’ve had enough for now!


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