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2019 Master Gardener Class Registration
October 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 14, 2018 @ 5:00 pm$100.00
It’s that time of year again! Time to start registration for the 2019 Gregg-Harrison County Master Gardener class that will kick-off on January 3, 2019. The class will run through mid April and the deadline to register for the class is December 14, 2018.
Who are Texas Master Gardeners?
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn and to help others, and able to communicate with diverse groups of people.
What really sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture. In exchange for their training, persons who become Master Gardeners contribute time as volunteers, working through their Extension office to provide horticultural‐related information to their communities.
Is the Master Gardener Program for Me?
To help you decide if you should apply to be a Master Gardener, ask yourself these questions:
-Do I want to learn more about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants?
-Am I eager to participate in a practical and intense training program?
-Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with people in my
-Do I have enough time to attend training and to complete the volunteer service?
The program offers a minimum of 50 hours of instruction that covers topics including lawn care, ornamental trees and shrubs, insect, disease, and weed management; soils and plant nutrition, vegetable gardening; home fruit production; garden flowers; and water conservation. The Master Gardener training class meets once a week starting in January and finishes in mid-April of each year.
In exchange for training, participants are asked to volunteer time to their
County Extension program. At least 50 hours of volunteer service within one year following the training is required to earn the title of “Texas Master Gardener.”
Examples of some volunteer opportunities in Gregg County:
- R. Curtis Garden for the Blind
- First Baptist Church Community Garden
- Extension Office Shade Garden
- Longview ISD Youth Garden Project work
Master Gardeners are representatives of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M System. In all volunteer work related to the program, Master Gardeners follow the research‐based recommendations of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. Volunteers can use the title “Texas Master Gardener” only when engaged in Extension‐sponsored activities.
Participants become certified Master Gardeners after they have completed the training course and fulfilled their volunteer commitment.
For more information and copy of the class schedule, as well as the registration form, click HERE!!