The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association is proud to announce the graduation of 10 Master Gardener Interns who completed its 2021 Master Gardener Training Class. The training classes began January 12th and continued every Tuesday through April 27th at the Weimar Civic Center. This was the first Master Gardening Training class held in Colorado County, although trainees from all four BMGA counties were eligible for the class. The 2021 Class Coordinator was BMGA member Robbie Showers, who was assisted by Lynn Showers. Colorado County AgriLife Extension Agent Laramie Kettler was the sponsor of the class. Some training presentations were virtual while some where in-person.
After completing 64 hours of intense instruction and passing a final exam, to be certified as a Master Gardener, the interns are required to complete 50 hours of gardening volunteer service within 1-year. Such volunteer activities must be work on approved BMGA projects that assist Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in educating the public about gardening.
One of the ten interns, Ms. Nancy Galloway, completed her 50-volunteer hour requirement prior to the class graduation date in April. Robbie Showers commented that the 2021 “interns are eager to learn and work hard to get their hours.” She said they “were a great bunch of people to work with” during the class.
Congratulations to the 2021 BMGA Master Gardener intern graduates:
Mary Ellen Holub