A new Master Gardener training program will be held beginning Wednesday, January 17, 2018, and running through April 18, 2018. Most classes will be held at the Austin County Extension Office. An application form is available at the Extension Office or online at http://austin.agrilife.org. There is a fee of $175.00 per participant, which will cover the cost of materials, and defray speaker expenses. The classes will be held on Wednesday mornings beginning on January 17th. The Master Gardener program is a unique opportunity for individuals who are interested in horticulture and serving their community. Master Gardeners are trained in all facets of horticulture such as plant & soil science, entomology, plant pathology, landscape design, vegetable gardening and much more. Upon completion of their training, Master Gardeners will be required to give at least 50 hours of volunteer service time in their local community in order to receive the title of “Master Gardener”.
An open house will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Bellville on Thursday, January 11, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.
An open house will also be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Brenham on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
For more information on the Master Gardener program, contact the Extension office at (979) 865-2072 or visit the Bluebonnet Master Gardener Website at http://bluebonnetmastergardener.org.