2016 Intern Class Training

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TEXAS MASTER GARDENER?

McLennan County Master Gardener Association Will Soon Accept Applications for the 2016 Master Gardener Intern Class

Whitehall Center, Carleen Bright Arboretum
9001 Bosque Blvd, Woodway, Texas 76712 (one block north of city hall)

If you have a serious interest in learning more about gardening and horticulture, and you have the time to attend the classroom and field trip training sessions, you should consider applying to join the 2016 Master Gardener Intern Class.
Members range in age from the 20’s to the 80’s. Age and handicap are not barriers.

HOW DO I GO ABOUT THIS?

Just tell us that you want to learn more about the program, and provide your name and contact information. We will invite you to attend an information briefing session to be held in March 2016. Your expression of interest in the 2016 Intern Class is not a commitment. You are simply asking for information about the program. We will invite you to the briefing session, where we will explain the program and answer your questions.

WHAT THIS IS AND WHAT IT ISN’T:

McLennan County Master Gardener Association is a unit of Texas Master Gardener Association, an IRS 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization. We are a voluntary auxiliary of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and our advisor is the McLennan County Agriculture Extension Agent. Master Gardeners advise the public on lawn and garden issues and assist the County Agent. We are not a garden club and not a social club.

That said, we have a lot of fun while carrying out our volunteer responsibilities. It’s a great group of people whose shared interest is horticulture. In a word, it’s superb. The instructors are recognized experts in their fields of specialization. There is lots of classroom training and five field trips are scheduled for the 2016 class. We will offer 80 hours of qualifying training; completion of at least 60 hours is required. After completion of the training you will have about 15 months to complete the volunteer hours requirement to earn the coveted certificate as a Texas Master Gardener. Experienced Master Gardeners will tell you that earning that certificate is but the first step on a life-long learning process about gardening and horticulture.

To learn more, please download this document and give it to one of our members or mail it to the address on the form.