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Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn and to help others, and able to communicate with diverse groups of people.
What really sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture. In exchange for their training, persons who become Master Gardeners contribute time as volunteers, working through their local Extension office to provide horticultural-related information to their communities.
Bell County 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 the Extension to:
- conduct youth and community education;
- establish and maintain demonstration gardens;
- 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. 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.
Bell County Master Gardener offices are located in the
Bell County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office building at
1605 N. Main St., Belton, Texas 76513. All general Master Gardener monthly meetings take place in the Master Gardener Laboratory & Learning Center, the metal building next door to the Extension Office building. Parking is shared by both buildings. If you have questions or need more information call, 254-933-5305.
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. Read More