Master Gardener Program
What is a Master Gardener?
A "Master Gardener" is a gardening enthusiast of any age, who has been formally trained in Horticulture by the Extension Service. The Master Gardener does not know all the answers, but he or she does know the sources to consult to find the answers.
What are the Requirements?
- An Open Mind
- An interest in making things GROW
- Successful completion of the Master Gardener Course
- Completion of the required sixty hours of volunteer services
What is in it for ME?
- Enhanced confidence in your own efforts in the garden
- Opportunity to learn with professional instruction
- A comprehensive manual, "Texas Master Gardener Handbook"
- Opportunities for service to the community
- Enduring Gardener friendships
- Broaden your overall gardening knowledge
- Continuing Educational Opportunities through the Fort Bend County Master Gardener Association
- The Grape Vine, our monthly newsletter (182 K)
Who Runs It?
The Master Gardener program is sponsored by the Agri LIFE EXTENSION which is part of the Texas A&M University System. The program is run on a county basis, as local interest and demand dictate. They run a 15-week Fall Master Gardener Class. Topics range from design planning, entomology, soil, herbs, tree production/transplanting, grafting, perennials, pecan & grapes, flower gardening, water smart practices, and more.
Besides the Master Gardener designation, the Agri LIFE EXTENSION sponsors a number of workshops and seminars on various topics of interest to the public.
For more information . . .
For more information or to receive an application package, please visit www.fbmg.com, or call 281-633-7033. Applications are also available at the Agri LIFE EXTENSION office located at 1402 Band Road, Suite 100, in Rosenberg. Applications accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.