The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office of Bosque County, along with the Hill County Extension Office, will be offering a Master Gardener Training starting in February 2017. If you are an avid gardener or someone who enjoys learning about horticulture this is a great opportunity. Training topics will include in-depth classes on plant diseases, soil fertility, trees, grasses, vegetable production, irrigation, organic gardening, entomology and more.
You may ask yourself what exactly is a Master Gardener? A Master Gardener is an individual who has completed extensive training and has served the community by sharing their gardening knowledge through the activities of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn and to help others, and are 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.
If you think the Master Gardener Program may be for you, or for more information, contact Chelsea Dorward at the Bosque County Extension Office by emailing Chelsea.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 254-435-2331. Applications are available by clicking HERE or in the Bosque County Extension Office, located at 104 S Fuller in Meridian, Texas. Applications are due back to Extension Office by January 13, 2017. The fee for the 2017 Master Gardener program in Bosque & Hill Counties is $150, this includes Master Gardener Training Manual, field trip fees and all other training fees.