- Who Are Texas Master Gardeners?
- Is The Master Gardener Program for Me?
WHO ARE TEXAS MASTER GARDENERS?
Master Gardeners are volunteers, trained by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in research-based horticulture including soils, water conservation, composting, entomology, plant pathology and related subjects. As Brazos County Extension Service volunteers, they give to the community by extending research-based knowledge and providing solutions in one-to-one problem solving, in a demonstration garden, educational programs and both in-print and social media.
Individuals make application to enter the training. Once accepted into the program, trainees begin a one year process that begins with a minimum of 50 hours of specialized classroom instruction. Master Gardener interns finish requirements by contributing a minimum of 50 service hours by year’s end to be then certified as a Master Gardener.
The certification and title are good for one year. To retain certification in Brazos County, Master Gardeners annually contribute a minimum of 25 service hours and acquire 6 hours of continuing education.
Brazos County Master Gardener training is typically offered annually, with applications accepted from September 1 to November 1. A training fee and annual membership fee is required. Fees cover textbook, instructional materials, supplies and membership privileges in the Brazos County Master Gardener Association.
Educational programs of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, national origin, genetic information or veteran status
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IS THE MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM FOR ME?
- Do I want to learn more about the culture and maintenance 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 the time to complete the training and give volunteer service?
If you answered yes to these questions, the Master Gardener program could be for you. If you are a Brazos County resident, we invite you to contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Service Office in Brazos County about their Master Gardener program. Applications are available from the Master Gardener Coordinator.
Brazos County office
of Texas A&M
2619 Highway 21 West
Bryan, Texas 77803