Hays Master Gardeners announce 2019 training
The Hays County Master Gardener Association will hold a Master Gardener Training Course on 12 Fridays in spring of 2019.
The Master Gardener Training Program is an educational/ volunteer program conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and extend horticultural projects throughout the community.
The course will include presentations by experts in the field of horticulture, covering topics such as botany, plant pathology, vegetable and fruit growing, landscaping with native and adaptive plants. In addition to the lectures, there are tours and hands-on activities.
Master gardeners utilize their training to serve the Hays County communities through approved volunteer projects. They establish educational and demonstration gardens.
The Speakers Network supports the mission of the Texas Master Gardeners by providing training on gardening related topics. Master Gardeners also work with various schools to introduce students to gardening.
The classes will be held on Fridays, March 1 through May 24. The class locations will be at the county AgriLife Extension Office, Jacob’s Well Nature Area in Wimberley and Freeman Ranch outside San Marcos.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. Feb. 1. Class capacity is 25. Submit the application early to reserve a place in the class.
The cost of the training is $200 if submitted with the application by Feb. 1 and $225 after the deadline. Payment must be made no later than the first day of class, March 1. Cash or check are accepted. The signed volunteer agreement and application must be included.
Additional information and a downloadable application form are available at the Hays Master Gardners' website or by contacting the Hays County Extension office at 512-393-2120.