The Bell County Master Gardeners are volunteers for the Bell County AgriLife Extension Service, assisting in Extension’s mission to disseminate research-based horticultural and environmental knowledge among the citizens of Central Texas.
Thinking about joining the Bell County Master Gardener Association? Would you describe yourself as someone who:
- Enjoys sharing knowledge and helping others
- Enjoys speaking to groups of people
- Has a willingness to lead projects or events
- Is a lifelong learner
- Can successfully work with others in both small and large groups
- Is willing to contribute blog posts, articles, photographs, or go on camera in virtual formats like webinars or videos
- Is computer literate
- Loves to garden!
Training to become a Bell County Master Gardener volunteer is conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service once per year usually beginning in January. A limited number of spaces in the program are filled based on completion of the following:
- Successfully pass an in-person panel interview
- Complete a three-hour online training session describing the expectations of being a volunteer with AgriLife extension
- Successfully pass a local and national background check (requires a $12 fee)
- Pay a course fee of $250.00
- Attend training one weekday afternoon each week from mid-January through mid-May, plus, two Saturday hands-on training sessions
- Agree to volunteer a minimum of 75 hours serving the Bell County community
The next Master Gardener training class offered by the Bell County Master Gardeners begins in early 2024.
For more information or to begin the application process, contact the New Class Director, Master Gardener Dave S.
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.