|The Bexar County Youth Gardens Program is one of the many programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and is designed to provide educators, volunteers, and community leaders with an innovative method for using gardens as outdoor classrooms. The garden supplements efforts to improve S.T.A.A.R. (State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness) scores by using the garden as an alternative to the typical classroom setting and through utilization of the award-winning Junior Master Gardener curricula. This program strives to create an environment
that brings together parents, educators, and the community to educate urban youth about agricultural commodities and an array of other subjects while, at the same time, promoting community involvement. Research has shown gardening is an effective way to help children gain a respect for nature and
the environment, learn about nutrition and improved food choices, develop interpersonal skills, and enhance classroom learning with practical hands-on experience — all of which help them to become well-rounded, socially aware and productive members of their communities.
The Bexar County Youth Gardens Program is made possible through a generous command from the San Antonio Livestock Exposition Inc.
|Bexar County Youth Gardens Programs
3355 Cherry Ridge Dr. Suite #212
San Antonio, Texas 78230
Phone: 210-467-6575 • Fax: 210-930-1753
Youth Gardens Coordinator