Become a Texas Master Gardener

LIBERTY, December 3, 2015 – 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 the Extension office to provide horticultural-related information to the community.

To help you decide is you should apply to be a Master Gardener, ask yourself these question:

• Do I want to learn more about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants?
• Am I eager to participate in a practical and intense training program?
• Do I look forward to sharing m knowledge with people in my community?
• Do I have enough time to attend training and to complete the volunteer service?

If you answered yes to these questions, the Master Gardener program could be for you. The program offers a minimum of 50 hours of instruction by Texas AgriLife Extension specialists, agents, and local experts. Also in exchange for training, participants are asked to volunteer time to the County Extension program. At least 50 hours of volunteer service within one year following the training is required to earn the title of “Texas Master Gardener.”

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Texas Master Gardener, the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office will hold an informational meeting to explain the program and answer all of your questions. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Liberty County Office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service which is located at 501 Palmer Ave. in Liberty. For directions and more information call the Extension Office at 936-334-3230.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service or accommodations in order to participate in this event are encouraged to contact the Liberty County Office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at 936-334-3230, five days before an event in order to prepare the auxiliary aid or service that you will require.

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating


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