Williamson County Master Gardeners
are volunteers who work with the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension 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.
What is a Master Gardener?
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 community’s quality of life through various horticultural projects.
Interested in becoming Master Gardener? Please see information on upcoming 2014 MG class. How can I become a Master Gardener?
Williamson County Master Gardeners hold monthly meetings at 7:00 pm at the Williamson County Extension Office, 3151 SE Innerloop Road, Suite A, Georgetown on the second Monday of each month with the doors open at 6:30 pm for social time. Master Gardeners and the public are welcome to attend.
The Callirhoe involucrata var. lineariloba (pictured right) or “Williamson County” Winecup found only in four or five Texas counties is just one of the many native plants that can be grown in a garden environment. Courtesy Joseph A. Marcus and the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.
“A garden is a journey that seems to have neither a beginning nor an ending…”
John Gaston Fairey
In the Veggie Garden Blog
Harvested from the garden this week. Kohlrabi 5.7 lbs. Tomatoes 2.5 lbs. (ripened at home from green tomatoes) Broccoli .25 lbs Kale 1.5 lbs. Donations of our garden produce this week was made to… Annunciation Maternity Home (approximately 10 lbs). A lot of the work in the garden this week involved the irrigation line replacement project. There were a number of locations being excavated to determine line and valve placement. After kohlrabi was harvested from one of the rows, the soil was amended and then planted in Yugoslavian… Read More →
Harvested from the garden this week. Tomatoes 9.2 lbs (green tomatoes that were ripened at home), Kohlrabi 9.5 lbs., Rutabaga 3 lbs., Broccoli .5, Collards 3.5, Bok Choy 9lbs. Donations of our garden produce this week was made to… The Caring Place in Georgetown – 19lbs of produce. This week we continued amending the soil in the garden by adding compost and cottonseed meal to two rows in the row garden. After we raked the compost and cottonseed meal together, we used a broad fork to mix it… Read More →
Harvested from the garden this week. Bok choi – 4 lbs. Kale and broccoli 9 lbs. Donations: No donations were made this week. Produce picked on Friday will be refrigerated and delivered on Monday to… Annunciation Maternity Home. The Caring Place in Georgetown. We received a little over 2 1/2 inches of rain at the garden this week. Work at the garden continued on the irrigation system, digging around buried pipes to locate valves. The needed rain made things a little muddy, but made the soil easier to… Read More →
Harvested from the garden this week. 45.7 pounds Tomatoes. 1.75 pounds Kale. 30 Luffas. Donations of our garden produce this week was made to… Annunciation Maternity Home – 18+ lbs tomatoes. The Caring Place in Georgetown – 14 lbs tomatoes and 1.75 lbs Kale. This week we started removing frostbitten plants and summer plants that had stopped producing due to colder weather. We harvested the last of our tomatoes, many of them green. One of the gardeners made a green tomato pie and brought it with them to share…. Read More →
The first frost of the fall came about three weeks early this year. This is the second year in a row that that has happened. The cold weather caused a light turnout at the veggie demo garden, but those who were there did their best to prepared for the mid-week frost and to recover from it later in the week. Before the frost hit we harvested all of the ripe and semi-ripe tomatoes (nine pounds). Then we covered some fall tomato plants that had some nice fruit on… Read More →