School Gardens are popping up all over the state of Georgia, and University of Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteers are at the forefront of
the school garden movement. In partnership with the Bibb County School Nutrition Program and Community Health Works, Bibb County Extension has
launched a program called My Garden, My Plate at four different sites: Alex II Elementary School, Campus Club, Lane Elementary School, and St. Peter
At each site, 4th or 5th graders will participate in monthly 4-H club meetings that have a strong focus on leadership
and agricultural science along with monthly activities led by Master Gardener Extension Volunteers in each school's garden. New gardens will be established
at Lane Elementary and St. Peter Claver, while existing gardens at Campus Club and Alex II Elementary School will be utilized and supported.
4-H students will learn firsthand about where their food comes from and understand more about nutrition. Activities will
be designed to help students attain grade-level Georgia Performance Standards while providing access to the 4-H Program, the resources of the
Cooperative Extension team, and the many learning opportunities available in their school's garden setting.