The Texas Master Gardener Program is an educational activity offered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension of Texas A&M University System. It is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and extend horticultural projects throughout the community. It provides invaluable training and educational opportunities.
Persons who become Master Gardeners contribute time as volunteers, working through their AgriLIFE Extension office to provide horticultural-related information to their communities.
The McLennan County Master Gardeners have many projects that they have contributed to the community such as the Extension Office Shade Garden, the Texas Superstar Garden at the Carleen Bright Arboretum, and Trailside Gardens to name a few. In addition we volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, the HOT Gardening Coalition as well as maintain a flower pot recycling program and conduct an annual plant sale. We also have classes at elementary schools.
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 community?
- Do I have enough time to attend training and to complete the volunteer service?
If you answered YES to these questions, we invite you to join us!