Speakers Bureau

Need a Speaker?

Does your garden club, service group or other organization need a speaker? Kaufman County Master Gardeners are available at no cost to speak on a variety of topics. Select a topic from the list of specific topics below to open a new tab/window with more information.

If you don't see the topic you want, contact the Speakers Bureau to find out if we have something being developed or revised. If not, we may be able to create something if we have enough lead time (at least a full month).

Contact the Speakers Bureau--using the contact form or by calling the Extension Office at 972-932-9069--to make arrangements; please make your request at least two weeks before the presentation date.

Available Topics

Get a copy of our topic list: 2017 Speakers Bureau Topics--Printer-friendly version

Choosing a Garden Site


How to select a garden site, what to try and avoid. What plants require the maximum amount of sunlight, what plants can tolerate some shade, garden orientation (north /south beds), poorly drained areas.



What is composting, benefits of composting, backyard composting, how to build a compost bin, composting materials (good and bad), using your compost, testing your compost.

Seed Starting

Starting seeds indoors

Learn how to start seeds, and get a jump on the spring growing season or grow those summer greens year-round. Growing medium, water and light requirements, easiest seeds to start.