The Master Gardeners of Smith County are specially trained volunteers who provide horticultural information and help to the citizens of Smith County, working through the Smith County Extension office. After 72 hours of instruction in botany, soil science, entomology, plant pathology, landscape, fruit and vegetable gardening, Master Gardener interns volunteer an equivalent amount of time within a year to further AgriLife Extension’s mission of delivering educational programs to the citizens of Smith County. 2016 is the 23rd year of the Smith County program, which has been recognized by both the local community and peers in other Master Gardener programs for outstanding programs and community service.
For those interested in enrolling in the 2017 Master Gardener classes, the information and application are available here at 2017 MG application and background packet. Call the Extension office for answers to any questions.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Smith County – 1517 West Front St., Suite 116, Tyler, TX 75702. Telephone 903-590-2980.