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The Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! course of the Junior Master Gardener program is now available online.

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The Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! course of the Junior Master Gardener program is now available online.

“Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! is the popular researchbased youth gardening and nutrition education project of the international Junior Master Gardener program,” said Randy Seagraves, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist who led development of the online version of the course.

The Junior Master Gardener program is the international youth gardening program of the university cooperative Extension system. It was created and is managed by AgriLife Extension, part of Texas A&M AgriLife.

“Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! grows good kids through an interdisciplinary program of academics, gardening, nutrient-dense food experiences, physical activity and school and family engagement,” Seagraves said. “It is part of the Junior Master Gardener curriculum that engages children in novel, hands-on learning experiences that help kids develop a love of gardening and appreciation for the environment, while helping them cultivate their minds.”

Seagraves said his team developed the new digital content as a distance learning opportunity for elementary school students, and the target audience is children in third to fifth grade.

The course is $35 and is available at https://bit. ly/2RRHtdG.

“The content for the online Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! for Youth course is very similar to the current LGEG in-person program curriculum, which provides two lessons per week over a 10-week period,” he said. “It provides interactive, video-based content for all 20 LGEG lessons.”

Each week’s lessons include a featured activity and a Go Strong Challenge for participants to engage in extra physical activity during the week.

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