Master Gardener Class Registration Open

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The Master Gardener training classes offered through the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office will begin Thursday, August 22, 2024, at 6:00 pm at the Expo Center at 11475 FM 1442 in Orange. The requirements for the certification are 50 hours of education and 50 hours of volunteer time.

The classes will meet on Thursdays with speakers and programs about gardening that count toward the 50 hours of education. There are several field trips planned as well. Volunteer time can be done by working at the Master Gardener greenhouse, working at the yearly plant sale, and participating in other AgriLife programs throughout the year.

The cost of the class is $150, which includes a book, supplies, speaker fees, and a banquet on the last day of class, December 12, 2024.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides Master Gardener Training. There is an additional online fee to comply with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Background Check policy. The background check is to be renewed every three years but must be completed prior to training.

There are two pre-orientation training meetings:

June 28, 2024, from 8 Am – Noon


July 27, 2024, from 8 Am to Noon

You can sign up at the AgriLife office at the Expo Center and get an application for the class. The Master Gardener training fee can then be paid at any time before the class starts.

For more info, call 409-882-7010, visit their website, or check out their Facebook page.