Become a Master Gardener

What Is a Master Gardener?

Master Gardener Hildegard Smith weeds in the Texas Garden at the Garden Learning Center.

Master Gardener Hildegard Smith weeds in the Texas Garden at the Garden Learning Center.

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 You?

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, the Master Gardener program could be for you. Contact the Kaufman County Texas A & M AgriLife Extension office at 903-932-9069 or Sharon Burden email at sbburden@ag.tamu.edu.

Information on this page was taken directly from Become a Texas Master Gardener on the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension's Texas Master Gardener website. (Accessed on 12/2012). For more general information about the Texas Master Gardener program, see Texas A & M AgriLife Extension's Texas Master Gardener Program page.

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