Youth Gardens Educator Resource Page


Thank you for your interest in Youth Gardens! Below you will find the recordings, lesson plans, and other resources available from our most recent training.

Thank you,
Lauren Schumaker
Program Assistant
4-H & Youth Development
Comal County

Healthy Texas Recognized School

If your school is involved with the Learn, Grow, Eat, & Go! program, you are one step closer to being designated an Agrilife Healthy Recognized School! The criteria includes participating in the school-wide Walk Across Texas program, along with at least one Youth and one Adults program. Please click through the resources below for more information and for the link to apply.

Healthy Texas Recognized School Application

Healthy Texas Recognized School Guidelines

*We had 13 schools come to our Fall 2020 Plant Pick Up that occurred on September 19th at the Extension Office. Thank you to everyone who came by to pick up plants and supplies!*

Each school received assorted plants including cabbage, squash, cauliflower, kale, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, basil, and marigolds. They also received assorted vegetable/herb seeds, pollinator seeds, spray nozzles, and JMG and LGEG demo craft lessons. A special thank you to Master Gardener volunteers Helen Kent, Rosemary Lambert, and Stephanie Shropshire for their help building boxes and passing out supplies.

Here is the Fillable PDF – Group Enrollment Form for you to complete for the 2020-2021 school year. You will need to have this filled out in order to receive support for your youth garden. Please email it to me, or drop it in the Google Form: Group Enrollment Form Submission via Google Forms


Below are the recordings from the training on August 13, 2020, along with the pre-recorded videos. Please inform the office if there is a problem with any of the videos.

Welcome and Keynote Session

Junior Master Gardener Crafts

Container Gardening

Hands On Virtual Garden Learning

Hands On Virtual Garden Learning Please click through the six videos within the PowerPoint presentation.

Birds in the Classroom

This session is split into multiple videos. Part 1 is the Introduction to Bird Identification part of the presentation. Part 2 starts midway through the Curricula and Apps part and goes through Citizen Science and Leopold’s Tools. Dr. Frank is re-recording the Curricula and Apps part to encompass that entire part of the presentation. As soon as it is finished, I will post it here.

Planting Herbs

Plant Insects and Diseases


Grant Opportunities: School Garden Grant List – Updated August 2020

What to Plant and When to Plant It Keynote Session:

Suggested Plantings for School Gardens Handout from Betty Keese

LGEG Garden Planting Chart

Junior Master Gardener Crafts Lesson Plans:

Growing Clean Air Neck Pet Lesson

Grow Cards Lesson

Metamorphosis Bracelets and Belts Lesson

Paper Pot Lesson

Picture Yourself A Plant Lesson

Veggie Research and Garden Graffiti Lesson

MyPlate Lesson

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