Master Gardeners

The Texas Master Gardener Program aims to:
 Disseminate horticultural information to individuals and groups in Texas communities
 Develop and enhance community projects related to horticulture, including demonstration gardens and community gardens
 Develop a network to help administer local Master Gardener programs
 Enhance 4-H and youth programs by establishing 4-H horticultural clubs and Junior Master Gardener groups.

Is the Master Gardener program for me?
o Do you want to learn more about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants?
o Are you eager to participate in a practical and intense training program?
o Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with people?
o Do you have enough time to attend training and complete volunteer service hour requirements within the 1st year (50 hours/12 hours annually)
o Do you have special Interests that could benefit the community or an interest in developing one? (i.e. bird or butterfly knowledge, native gardens, wildflowers, etc.)
o Do you have a sincere interest in nature or gardening?

Training
Members of the master gardener program will be required to attend over 50 hours in specialized training courses. The program offers instruction in lawn care; ornamental trees and shrubs; insect, disease, and weed management; soils and plant nutrition, vegetable gardening; home fruit production; garden flowers; perennials and annuals; and water conservation.
For more information on becoming a Master Gardener, contact Lonnie Jenschke at the Texas AgriLife Extension Office,
( 254) 965-1460

Erath County Master Gardener
Recommended Websites

Comprehensive Horticulture Site:
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.eduTurf:

Turf:
http://aggieturf.tamu.edu
www.turffiles.ncsu.edu

Trees:
http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu
www.aphis.usda.gov/
www.texasconservation.org
www.texasoakwilt.org
http://plantpathology.tamu.edu:
http://texastreeplanting.tamu.edu

Rainwater Harvesting
http://rainwaterharvesting.tamu.edu

Earthkind:
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind
http://urbanlandscapeguide.tamu.edu
http://aggieturf.tamu.edu
http://ipm.tamu.edu
http://itc.tamu.edu

Pruning:
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/landscape/proper-pruning

Plant Pathology:
http://plantclinic.tamu.edu
http://agrilifebookstore.org

Fruit-Nut and Vegetable Gardening:
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/vegetable
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fruit-nut

Composting
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/earthkind/landscape/dont-bag-it

Texas Superstar® Plants
www.texassuperstar.com

Annual Plants
http://www.texassuperstar.com/plants/angelonia/index.html
http://www.texassuperstar.com/plants/whopperbegonias/index.html

 

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