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Monthly Seminars for Central Texas Gardeners

We are proud to present the following 2020 educational opportunities for our neighbors and fellow gardeners: Location: Bell County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Gardener Learning Center, 1605 N. Main, Belton, TX
Usually, Thursday once a month, Time: 6:30-8:00pm

  • February 15 – Saturday Class 9am-11am, Grafting: Pecans, Grapes, Fruit
  • February 22-23 – Saturday and Sunday Bell County Expo,
    Home and Garden Show, 6 Gardening Seminars… Read More
  • March 19 – Soil Preparation & Lawn Care, 6:30-8:00pm
  • April 16 – Spring Gardening, 6:30-8:00 pm
  • May 21 – Plant Pests & Diseases, 6:30-8:00pm

January 14th: From the Ground Up –
Connecting Agriculture and Health

Conference, Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at the Waco Convention Center located at 100 Washington Avenue in Waco, sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. This conference, From the Ground Up – Connecting Agriculture and Health will be held in conjunction with the Blackland Income Growth Conference.

Conference - From the ground up

“Conference topics will relate to agriculture and health. The focus of the conference is to help those working in health related fields with information that will aid in connecting consumers to factual and reliable information so they can make informed decisions regarding health and nutrition for their families”, said Jackie McLaughlin, County Extension Agent with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bell County.

The conference will begin at 8:50 am (doors open at 8:30 am) and conclude at 4:00 pm. Cost for the conference is $50 and $25 for full-time students. Please pre-register by January 8, 2020. Pre-registration is available online at
A catered luncheon is included in the registration.

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Blooming Bell – January 2020

Community Spotlight

MHMR – Celebrating Wellness Day
October 14, Bell County Master Gardener volunteers helped MHMR employees transplant succulents. This was one of many activities planned by Central Counties Services (MHMR) in a day long event celebrating Wellness Day.
Jan George was lead instructor. She was assisted by Mary Lew Quesinberry, Candy Morgan, Gail Koontz, Elaine Passman, Pat Allen, Lou Hight, and Joyce Richardson. 133 employees participated in the activity.

Belton Police – Tree Dedication
On October 17, 2019, BCMGA planted a Chinkapin oak and dedicated it to the men and women of the Belton Police Department for their brave service to the citizens of Belton in memoriam of September 11th. The ceremony was attended by the Chief of Police, about ten officers and staff members (combined), BCMGA President, Glenn Melton, First VP, Kathy Love and several master gardeners. The permanent plaque will be ordered and installed by the city Parks and Rec Department, paid for by BCMGA. You can find the tree on 2nd St. just past Muelhouse Street and right before the Police Department parking lot.

Belton Police - Tree Dedication

Belton Police – Tree Dedication

Texas Master Gardener Logo for Bell County

BCMGA Mission Statement

The Bell County Master Gardeners Association assists the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in providing high quality, relevant, research-based horticultural education and service to the residents of Bell County and the state of Texas through outreach, teaching, and demonstration projects.
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