The Master Gardeners of Harrison County are located in beautiful East Texas. We are on the Texas-Louisiana state line, half-way between Longview, Texas and Shreveport, Louisiana. The local Master Gardener program was started in Harrison County in 1989. As the program grows, its member continue to actively educate and meet the horticultural needs of the community.
Who are Texas Master Gardeners?
Texas Master Gardeners is a volunteer program designed to grow horticultural information throughout the state, town by town. To become a Texas Master Gardener, a participant attends 50 hours of instruction, conducted by the local Extension county agent, then shares this knowledge by donating at least 50 hours of volunteer service back to the community.
The touch of Texas Master Gardeners’ green thumbs can be found across the state — in school garden projects, horticultural therapy projects, community gardens and demonstration gardens; by volunteers who also conduct gardening programs and answer gardening questions. Anything anyone wants to know about gardening, a Master Gardener can help. That includes young aspiring gardeners too – Master Gardeners help set up 4-H gardening clubs and Junior Master Gardener groups.
In fact, when it comes to green and growing things, Master Gardeners dig into their service in all kinds of ways: teaching, giving presentations, writing newsletters and articles, providing clerical help, and designing and maintaining Web pages.