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El Paso Master Gardeners Bring Home Awards

Each year the Texas Master Gardener Association, in cooperation with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M University System, recognizes and presents awards for exemplary achievement.  At the Texas Master Gardener 2014 Conference in Midland/Odessa, TX over September 25-27, 2014, the El Paso Master Gardener was recognized with three awards in their category of Medium Large Association. 1st pic


The El Paso County Master Gardener Association was awarded 1st Place in Search for Excellence Written Education for their 16 Month Calendar entry. This award is for any form of printed material which is created and/or written by Master Gardeners as a tool for education. This includes publications, newsletters, mass media and graphic presentations.2nd pic

Jim Hastingsrepresenting the El Paso County Master Gardener Association, was awarded 1st Place for exemplary achievement in the Individual Master Gardener Award. This award is for a Master Gardener who is a certified member in good standing within a Master Gardener Association and whose involvement and contributions during the award year are of primary importance. 

 The El Paso Master Gardener Association was awarded 2nd Place in its category of Medium Large Association for exemplary Achievement as an Association. 3rd pic This award is for an outstanding Master Gardener Association that has completed at least one or more programs or projects of importance to the community. 




October Gardening Tips

If you’ve wondered what to trees or shrubs to plant in small places, what trees are recommended, and what we should be doing in our gardens and landscapes in October, listen to this Good to Grow show recorded in early October.

For more archived shows, you can visit http://ktep.org/programs/good-grow or listen live on Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. on 88.5 FM.

Each month please read our Month by Month Gardening Tips. You’ll find them in the column to the right. Go directly to October tips here.


In August 2014 El Paso’s online news source, the Newspaper Tree, began featuring articles by El Paso Master Gardeners in their Health and Environment section. New articles will appear on the first and third weeks of the month. The articles will be discussing a variety of gardening topics for our area. You can read them by following the links below.

  • Burying a new tree or shrub too deeply is a bad idea  
    Let the plant’s main roots tell you how
    deep to dig a planting hole // October 8, 2014

El Paso Master Gardener Calendar

Calendar 2014-2015 back cover Calendar 2014-2015 cover                         Our latest 16-month calendar for 2014-2015 has all new research-based articles, gardening tips, and recipes.  The 2013-2014 version of the calendar was awarded 1st Place in Search for Excellence Written Education by the Texas Master Gardener Association.  Read more here.

Who We Are

                          Master Gardener Marianela Milner educates at Ascarate Demonstration and Teaching Garden

The El Paso County Master Ga​rdeners Association, as a member of the Texas Master Gardeners Association, is a non-profit educational and charitable organization supporting the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in providing quality, relevant outreach and continuing education programs and services to the people of El PasoCounty. Our local volunteers receive extensive training and experience in a wide range of subjects before certification as Master Gardener​s. In collaboration with the County AgriLife Horticultural Agent, we conduct community educational projects through workshops and demonstration gardens. Members of the Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau, Help Desk, and Information Table committees provide information, education, and recommendations on horticultural topics to all residents of El PasoCounty.



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