The Master Gardener Program is a volunteer development program offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and improve the quality of life through educational horticultural practices and projects. Project objectives are implemented through the training and “employing” of local volunteers known as
Master Gardeners (MG). As a MG you will aid Texas A&M AgriLife Extension by conducting school garden projects, answering telephone requests for horticultural information, establishing and maintaining demonstration gardens, working with special audiences in the community and designing and implementing community improvement projects, as well as coordinating MG
If you have a keen interest in gaining ongoing education that promotes healthy gardens and you would like to share your education with the Hill County community, this MG training program will be an excellent educational opportunity for you. You will receive the most current information from top-notched Extension Specialists, County Extension Agents, and Horticultural Professionals. If you are interested in horticulture, landscaping, or gardening and assisting in transferring that information to the general public, this is the training for you.
Any interested Hill County resident can apply. There is a training fee which will include over 50 hours of instruction, MG Manual, and background screening. Each participant is required to complete 50 hours of classroom instruction and complete 50 hours of community service on an approved horticultural related project to become a HCMG.