The Master Gardener program offers 12 weeks of intensive horticulture training on such topics as vegetable gardening, trees and pruning, xeriscaping, soils, fertilizers, plant pests and more. After successful completion of the course, participants are required to volunteer time, sharing with the community what they have learned through a number of educational related projects.
The fee for the course is $195.00 (with a $30.00 refund after completing the volunteer requirements). Each participant will be provided the Texas Master Gardener Handbook (a comprehensive horticultural text) as well as various other handouts on topics covered in each class. Orientation is set to begin September 1st with a four hour session. Classes will begin on September 8 and continue through November 17, 2016.
Classes will meet every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office Ascarate Annex, 301 Manny Martinez Dr. 79905 and will be taught by professionals from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, as well as other regional horticulture experts.
If you are interested please fill out the application and mail to our office at:
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
301 Manny Martinez Dr.-2nd Floor
El Paso, TX 79905