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Extension Education

Karol Kelly
County Extension Coordinator
University of Georgia


~~In 2013, Bibb County Extension developed the ‘My Garden, My Plate’ (MGMP) program in partnership with the Bibb County Board of Education School Nutrition Program.  The program, a hybrid of ANR, 4-H, FACS, and EFNEP programming, offered a hand- on school gardening component each month following the traditional 4-H club meeting with a focus on agriscience curriculum.  MGMP taught gardening and nutritional lessons to 4th and 5th graders in four schools.  The goals of the program included supporting area youth in their understanding of science and math curriculum, nutrition, changing attitudes about eating fruits and vegetables, and increasing students’ awareness of where their food comes from.    Leaders incorporated gardening and nutrition lessons that aligned with Georgia science curriculum standards.  During the 2013/14 school year, 206 youth completed the program, exhibiting substantial knowledge gained.   In addition, Master Gardener Extension Volunteers spent more than 200 hours preparing for lessons and delivering curriculum. 


Poster has NOT been presented at any previous NACAA AM/PIC

This poster is being submitted for judging. It will be displayed at the AM/PIC if not selected as a State winner. The abstract will be published in the proceedings.

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Authors: K.L. Kelly, K.S. Ashley, P.A. Hill, C. Long, T. Cantrell
  1. Kelly, K. County Extension Agent, University of Georgia, Georgia, 31201
  2. Ashley, K. County Extension Agent, University of Georgia, Georgia, 31201
  3. Hill, P. County Extension Program Assistant, University of Georgia, Georgia, 31201
  4. Long, C. School Nutrition Director, Bibb County Board of Education, Georgia, 31201
  5. Cantrell, T. Site Support Manager, Bibb County Board of Education, Georgia, 31201