>Many of you know that I am a Master Gardener in Travis County. I am very happy that I took the class and became involved with this wonderful organization. Not only does it feed my passion for gardening in so many ways, but I have been introduced to some of the most amazing people who have become wonderful friends as well as colleagues.
The 2011 Master Gardener class is coming up soon and the application process is fast approaching. If you have any interest in possibly taking this class, click here for more info on the process.
Here’s a little bit about the program from the Extension blog:
Have you always wondered just who exactly are the Travis County Master Gardeners and how their title is earned?
The Master Gardeners are volunteers who support the efforts of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service through community education in horticulture. These dedicated people devote a significant amount of time volunteering in our community. Have you ever called our Extension office in Travis County or sent us an email and asked a horticultural question? Chances are, a very knowledgeable Master Gardener assisted you.
Before becoming Master Gardeners, these folks must attend a very rigorous, but enjoyable, training program. Offered a maximum of once per year in Travis County, this program provides training in such topics as basic horticulture/botany; native and adapted plants; plant pathology; entomology and integrated pest management; tree care; lawn care; and many others.
Hope to see some of you at future MG meetings!