Master Gardeners are volunteers trained to assist the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in reaching it’s mission to bring relevant, research based information in horticulture to the public.
Mission Statement: To provide research-based information and education on home horticulture, pest management, and sustainable Texas landscape practices to the residents of Limestone County.
What Is a Master Gardener?
The Texas Master Gardener program is an educational volunteer program conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System. Master Gardeners are members of communities within the county who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn and help others, and are 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 county’s Texas AgriLife Extension office to provide horticultural-related information to their communities.
Is the Master Gardener program for me?
- Do you want to learn more about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants?
- Are you eager to participate in a practical and intense training program?
- Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with people?
- Do you have enough time to attend training and complete volunteer service hour requirements?
- Do you have special interests that could benefit the community or an interest in developing one?
- Do you have a sincere interest in nature or gardening?
If you answered YES to these questions, contact Brandi Eure at the Limestone County AgriLife Extension office, 254-729-5314 for information
Congratulations to these interns who are now our newest members, the Class of 2020!
David Ashbrook, Taralyn Brooks, Linda Valls, Marian Hazlip, and Cindy Pollard, installed by Past President Jan Miller
Thank you to these members who will serve the organization as officers for 2021:
Secretary Jane Dossey, Treasurer Andrew Griffin, President Debbie Cannon, Vice President Linda Valls, Volunteer Coordinator Zeke Buentello, and Historians Jan and Troy Miller