Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn and to help others, and able to communicate with diverse groups of people.

File 1820What really sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture. In exchange for their training, persons who become Master Gardeners contribute time as volunteers, working through their Extension office to provide horticultural-related information to their communities.
Is the Master Gardener Program for Me?

To help you decide if you should apply to be a Master Gardener, ask yourself these questions:

    * Do I want to learn more about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants?
    * Am I eager to participate in a practical and intense training program?
    * Do I look forward to sharing my knowledge with people in my community?
    * Do I have enough time to attend training and to complete the volunteer service?

If you answered yes to these questions, the Master Gardener program could be for you. Contact your local Extension Office to see if there is a Master Gardener program in your county, not all counties have one. If there is a program, obtain an application from the Master Gardener Coordinator at the office.

Dale Groom, Extension Horticulturist
Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Dallas County Master Gardener Program Coordinator
10056 Marsh Lane, Suite B-101
Dallas, TX 75229-6071
214-904-3050 (Office)
214-904-3080 (FAX)