The San Antonio Botanical Garden, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Bexar County Master Gardeners oversee the children’s vegetable garden program in which youngsters learn hands-on techniques of local vegetable gardening with emphasis’ on environmental stewardship and organics. On Saturday mornings in the spring and fall, children plant, weed, water, nurture, and harvest their individual plots under the mentorship of trained certified Master Gardeners. With a nominal fee, seeds, bedding plants and tools are furnished in which each child receives that special and individualized attention. The spring and fall session concludes with a final harvest, cleanup and a vegetable show. Children can also earn their Junior Master Gardener certification by participating in fun, hands-on activities each week after they have tended their garden.