The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will teach a Junior Master Gardener Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! program on Feb. 2 in Garland.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Dallas County District 1 Road and Bridge Complex, 715 Rowlett Road.
The cost is $20 for participation or $75 for those who want to purchase the Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! curriculum. Participants should register at https://tx.ag/Feb2LearnGrow. Lunch is included.
“A garden can be good for the mind, body and soul,” said Paula Butler, AgriLife Extension regional program leader, Dallas. “This training will cultivate awareness of how school gardens can be used as a tool to educate children and families on the importance of healthy eating and active lifestyles through implementation of the Learn, Grow, Eat and Go! curriculum.”
AgriLife Extension trainers will demonstrate to participants how health, nutrition and physical activity programs can strengthen the overall wellness of students, their families and the community as well as support student academic needs in relation to the state assessment requirements.
Teachers will receive four hours of professional development credit. Curriculums are aligned with the state mandated Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and both the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness and STAAR supporting standards in science, math and English.
Contact Butler at email@example.com for additional information or questions.