Every year in County Extension Offices across the state, Master Gardener volunteer training is conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension for adults interested in gardening, horticulture and related topics.
Currently, there are 27 Certified Master Gardeners in the Anderson County program. Master Gardeners are volunteers for the local Extension Office, providing research-based information to the community in their county through Texas A&M AgriLife Extension educational programs.
Ongoing Master Gardener projects in Anderson county include school gardens, numerous seminars, a Fall & Spring plant sale, research & demonstration gardens, participation in Ag day for youth, raised beds in the Palestine YMCA Garden, Landscaping at Wildcat Golf Course Club House, the Community Garden, and the Grow Your Own Garden project.
Master Gardener classes address topics ranging from water harvesting, invasive species to Anderson County, Plant Growth & Development, Disease, Importance of Honey Bees as Pollinators, Basic Garden and Landscape Design, Insects, Soil, Fertility and much more.
A new class will begin January 13th, 2020 and end April 2nd, 2020. Those that are interested in joining the class are asked to fill out an application that is available online or at the Anderson County Extension Office, 101 E. Oak Street, Palestine, TX. For more information about the program, contact the Extension Office, 903-723-3735.
Individuals who complete the training become certified Master Gardeners and assist AgriLife Extension through community education in horticulture. Volunteer hours may be applied to a variety of approved projects discussed during training.
Deadline to register is January 2, 2020