The Orange County Master Gardener training classes will begin Thursday, August 26, 2022, at 6:00 pm at the Expo Center at 11475 FM1442 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 for the 50 hours of education. There are several field trips planned as well.
The volunteer time can be done by working at the Master Gardener greenhouse, working at the yearly plant sale, and other AgriLife programs throughout the year.
The cost of the class is $150 which includes a book, background check, supplies, speaker fees, and a banquet on the last day of class December 8, 2022.
You can sign up at the AgriLife office at the Expo Center and get an application and pay the fee.
For more info, call 409-882-7010.