Hamilton County Master Gardener Association is a non-profit educational and charitable association working with the Texas A & M AgriLife Extension to improve gardening skills throughout the community.
Who are Texas Master Gardeners?
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 Me?
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, 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 enough time to attend training and to complete the volunteer service?
If you have answered yes to these questions, the Master Gardener program could be for you. Contact your local Extension Office to see if there is a Master Gardener program in your county, not all counties have one. If there is a program, obtain an application from the Master Gardener Coordinator at the office.
General membership meetings are normally held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 5:15 pm. Location is in the historic stone Master Gardener building located at 206 East Boynton Street in Hamilton unless otherwise notified
If you are interested in learning how to become a Master Gardener please contact the Hamilton County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for more information or contact the Hamilton County Master Gardener Association from their website.