Junior Master Gardeners

Earth-Kind Kids Kamp 2017

Fort Bend County Master Gardeners announce their Junior Master Gardener Earth-Kind® Kids’ Kamp (“EK3”) to be held July 17-21, 2017, from 9 am to 3 pm at the Fort Bend County Agriculture Center in Rosenberg, Texas. The Kamp is open to children ages 8-10 and entering grades three through five for the 2016-2017 school year. We have space for 25 children. Master Gardener volunteers will mentor each group and lead daily activities, and we have several guest speakers during the week.

“Ecology and Environmental Horticulture!” is our theme for this year’s Kamp. This year Kamp activities focus on gardening, nutrition, and fresh vegetables, along with physical activity. Participants will have science, math, social studies, health and languages through the activities. Kampers should dress for gardening and outside activities, including closed-toed shoes, and bring a sack lunch each day (no microwavable food).

The fee for Kamp is $75, includes activities, a T-shirt, snacks, and drinks. Kampers should dress for gardening and outside activities, including closed-toed shoes, and bring a sack lunch each day (no microwavable food).

Registration closes July 10th, or when all spaces are filled. We do recommend applications be sent early, because space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. No phone registrations will be accepted; registration with payment (cash or check only) accepted only by mail or in person. No refunds after July 10th.

Please use the following links to download required forms:

Forms may also be picked-up from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Fort Bend County, 1402 Band Rd., Ste 100, Rosenberg, TX 77471. Please come to the Extension Annex next to the Main office; Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm. For more information, contact Margo “Mac” McDowell at 281-633-7033 or email:

mmcdowell@ag.tamu.edu

Mail – completed forms and include a check (payable to FBMG) to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 1402 Band Road, Suite 100, Rosenberg, TX 77471, attention Margo “Mac” McDowell.

In Person – bring completed registration forms and cash or a check (payable to FBMG) to the Texas AgriLife Extension –Fort Bend County, Extension Annex Building, 1402 Band Rd., Ste 100, Rosenberg, TX 77471 (quarter mile west of HWY 36); Mon-Fri 8am – 5pm. Parking is convenient.

Junior Master Gardeners (JMG) is a national program implemented by 28 universities. Texas A&M University provides the National Master Gardener Program Office and is the headquarters for JMG.

The international youth gardening program mission is, “To grow good kids by igniting a passion for learning, success and service through a unique gardening education.” Visit www.jmgkids.us for more details.

Fort Bend County Master Gardeners participate in the development of this program in Fort Bend County. For more information about JGM and the programs offered, please contact FBMG at FortBendmg@ag.tamu.edu.