Master Gardener training back in session this spring

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The Hays County Master Gardener Association will hold a Master Gardener Training Course on 12 Fridays in the spring of 2020. The Master Gardener Training Program is an educational/volunteer program conducted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and extend horticultural projects throughout the community.

The course will include presentations by experts in the field of horticulture, covering topics such as botany, plant pathology, vegetable and fruit growing and landscaping with native and adaptive plants. In addition to the lectures, there are tours and hands-on activities. Master gardeners utilize their training to serve the Hays County communities through approved volunteer projects. They establish educational and demonstration gardens. The Speakers Network supports the mission of the Texas Master Gardeners by providing training on gardening related topics.

The classes will be 4 to 6 hours held from Friday, Feb. 14 until April 24. The class locations will be at AgriLife Extension Office, 200 Stillwater, Wimberley, Jacob’s Well Nature Area in Wimberley and Freeman Ranch outside San Marcos. Class capacity is 25.

Registration deadline is 5 p.m. Jan. 14, or when the class meets a maximum number of 25 students. Submit the application early to reserve a place in the class. The cost of the training is $225 if submitted with the application by Jan. 14 and $250 after that. Payment must be made no later than the first day of class. Cash or check, non-refundable made payable to HCMGA are accepted.

Additional information and a downloadable application form are available at  or by contacting the Hays County Extension office at 512-393-2120. 

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