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Lake Granbury 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 Texas A&M AgriLife 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.

 


 

Mark your calendars with these events!

 

MONTHLY MEETINGS:

Date & Time:  March 15, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Location:  Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl Street

Program:  “Beethoven, Beaux Arts, and the Bauhaus:  Lessons in Garden Design”

Presenter:  Bob Byers, Director of the Fort Worth Botanical Garden

Bob holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University.  He worked professionally in Wisconsin, Florida, Alabama and Fayetteville, AR before joining the staff of the University of Arkansas.  Beginning in 1994, he served as curator and then Associate Executive Director of Garvan Woodland Gardens.  During 20 years of service he helped build new gardens and facilities totaling over $18 million.

Bob has published articles in a number of regional and national publications and presented programs at several state, national and international conferences.

Bob came to Fort Worth as director of the Botanic Garden in April 2015 and is currently focusing on getting to know the Garden and its many supporters.  He is enjoying learning the large and varied flora of Texas.

 

 

COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM:

Date & Time:  March 28, 2017 at 6:30 pm

Location:  Annex 1, 1410 W. Pearl Street

Program:  “Day-lilies”

Presenter:  Nancy Walsh, Lake Granbury Master Gardener

 

 

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Dream About Being a  a Master Gardener?

Join the 2017 Lake Granbury Master Gardener Training Program!

March 28 – May 30

Call to sign up now – 817-579-3280

Learn from the experts about:

Successfully growing plants

Gardening in difficult soils

Landscape design

Water conversation & rainfall harvesting

Efficient irrigation

Diagnosing plant diseases

Earth-friendly gardening practices

Integrated pest management

You will join a great group of enthusiastic, well-educated gardeners who help the Hood County AgriLife Extension to educate the public about the best horticultural practices for Texas gardens and landscapes.  You will receive 50+ hours instruction as preparation for your volunteer service.

Visit the MG Demonstration & Research Garden, which is free, and located behind Hood County Annex I, 1410 W. Pearl St., Granbury.  Tell us who referred you for training in order for that MG to qualify for a prize!

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