Whether you are an aspiring gardener or an experienced garden hobbyist, the Texas Master Gardener Program may be just what you are looking for to get started or improve your gardening success while sharing your knowledge with the community. Master Gardeners are volunteers who receive training that enables them to support and extend the reach of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s efforts by delivering sound horticultural and environmental information to residents, creating and maintaining demonstration gardens, and imparting gardening knowledge to youth.
The Texas Master Gardener Program is ideal for anyone wanting to learn more about gardening and share that knowledge with others in the county. Each year the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners offer training classes and invite new members to join their volunteer efforts.
Applications are being accepted now for the 2018 training classes that begin on Thursday, October 4, 2018. The classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm from October 4th through November 1st at the Fort Bend County Extension Office at 1402 Band Road in Rosenberg. Instruction is delivered by Texas A&M University specialists on topics such as vegetables, fruits and nuts, soils, landscape design, pathology, propagation, rainwater harvesting, and more. The cost is $200 ($353 for couples sharing the curriculum). The registration deadline is September 21nd. The class size is limited and is filling fast, so reserve your space now.
For more information about the 2018 class to become a Certified Master Gardener, and to obtain an application, visit https://fortbend.agrilife.org/horticulture/ and click on the Texas Master Gardener icon, or call Margo “Mac” McDowell, Program Coordinator, at 281-633-7033.