Welcome

Bell County Master Gardeners are volunteers who work with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to improve gardening skills throughout the community. Program objectives are implemented through the training of local volunteers known as Master Gardeners. We collaborate with Extension to conduct youth and community education; establish and maintain demonstration gardens; and provide a speakers bureau. We work with special audiences in the community (4-H horticultural clubs, Junior Master Gardener groups, schools, and others) for youth and community outreach of a horticultural nature. We recruit and educate new Master Gardener candidates for effective volunteering.  Master Gardeners are local volunteers in your community who work with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to increase the availability of horticultural information and improve your communities quality of life through various horticultural projects.


GARDENING IN BELL COUNTY CLASSES

BCMGA is pleased to offer monthly seminars for Central Texas Gardeners presented by Certified Bell County Master Gardeners on a variety of gardening topics, from landscaping to irrigation to controlling pests and much more.  The following is a list of our upcoming class offerings for 2017 which are open to the public.  All classes are held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Texas A&M Bell County AgriLife Building located at 1605 North Main Street, Belton, TX  76513

  • June 15………………….Controlling Fire Ants/Beneficial Insects
  • July 20…………………..Lawns and Turf Grass
  • August 17……………….Fall Gardening
  • September 21…………Cooking with Herbs
  • October 19……………..Fruit and Citrus Trees
  • November 16………….Composting

Class size is limited to 25 participants so register early!  We hope you find a topic that interests you and will join us for these fun and instructional classes.  If you have questions, please contact us via:  j-upchurch@sbcglobal.net   or  carol.morisset@gmail.com

Click on the following to download a class registration form:

Gardening in Bell County Classes 2017


 

Monthly Meetings

Date: Second Wednesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. (June-September)

Location: Bell County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Master Gardener Laboratory & Learning Center 1605 N. Main St., Belton

Social gathering time begins at 8:30 a.m. (June-September)

There is a business meeting followed by an educational session.

Educational sessions qualify for one hour of continuing education for Master Gardeners; the business session qualifies for one hour of service plus drive time.

All Master Gardeners and the public are invited to attend.

Visit our Facebook page for pictures and more information on our activities:  https://www.facebook.cofacebookpicm/BCMGA    


Future Bell County Master Gardeners

Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Bell County Master Gardeners New Class.

Mandatory Orientation is Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm. Weekly classes begin Wednesday, January 11, 2017 through the middle of May.  All classes are from 1 to 5 pm.  Orientation and classes are held in the Bell County AgriLife Extension Office classroom located at 1605 N. Main, Belton, Texas.

Your $250 check for the class fee must accompany your application and background check form to reserve a spot in the 2017 class. (No credit cards, please)  Class limit is 25 and the deadline for applications is December 15, 2016.  When the class is filled, others will be put on a waiting list for 2018.

Hand carry or mail your application to the Bell County AgriLife Extension Office at 1605 N. Main, Room 102, Belton, Texas. If you have any questions, please call 254-933-5305.


BCMGA members can enter their service and education hours in the Texas we Volunteer System at the following web site:  https://texas.volunteersystem.org/UniversalLogin.cfm

Click on the following file to print the form for membership background checks:

Background Check Form 01-20-2016    (Background check)

Click on the following PDF file to print

Brick Sale Form:  BCMGAbrickform for website

Project Approval Request Form:  Bell County Project Approval Form

Read our newsletter “The Blooming Bell” for news and monthly activity calendar

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