The 2019 Earth-Kind Landscape Short Course by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulture Sciences Program is a continuing education program designed for professionals responsible for managing and maintaining urban green space such as residential landscapes, parks, commercial properties and golf courses.
The course will also benefit municipal, schools, city personnel and landscape businesses, particularly those interested in developing sustainable urban landscape conservation programs.
Texas Master Gardeners earn CEUs for this course.
December 16 – 18, 2019
Texas A&M HortTREC
3199 CR 269 E.
Somerville, TX 77879
- Dr. Mike Arnold
- Dr. Gerald Bergner
- Ms. Wizzie Brown
- Dr. Becky Grubbs
- Dr. Mengmeng Gu
- Dr. Young-Ki Jo
- Dr. Mark Matocha
- Mr. Shea McLamore
- Ms. Laura Miller
- Dr. Genhua Niu
- Dr. Kevin Ong
- Dr. David Reed
Earth-Kind® On-Line Master Gardener Training videos are made available by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. These videos are available to the public to learn more about Earth-Kind® gardening practices. This program is designed to provide information on a variety of environmentally friendly (Earth-Kind®) practices for use in the home landscape and garden. As your interest and knowledge in this area grows you will have an increased awareness of the many programs, practices and activities that are Earth-Kind®.
All Texas Master Gardeners must recertify each year to remain in the Texas Master Gardener program. In addition to the annual volunteer hour requirements, recertification requires Texas Master Gardeners to complete continuing education hours on topics of horticulture and gardening practices. This continuing education helps Texas Master Gardeners sharpen their gardening skills and learn new fact-based and scientifically sound practices supported by Texas A&M AgriLife.
Texas Master Gardeners may select from any of these on-line modules to obtain up to 3 hours of re-certification education credits in a calendar year. Each module is worth 1 hour of credit. Progress through the training program is tracked “on-line” and the results for each completed module are automatically forwarded to the Texas Master Gardener’s county Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Master Gardener Coordinator.
Participation in the Earth-Kind® On-Line Master Gardener Training will assist Texas AgriLife Extension Service to promote principles and practices that help conserve and protect our state’s valuable natural resources. Working together we can create a healthy and sustainable environment.
To go to the online modules, click the link below and following the instructions.
Available videos are:
- Landscape Water Conservation Training
- Low-Volume Irrigation Training
- Irrigation System Auditing Training
- Safe Use and Handling of Pesticides in the Landscape Training
- Safe Use and Handling of Fertilizers in the Landscape Training
- Reducing Landscape Waste – Composting Training
- Designing an Earth–Kind® Landscape Training
Our 2020 Master Gardener Certification Training Class is scheduled each Thursday from January 16th – April 23rd with the final graduation class on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Participatants from Austin, Colorado, Fayette & Washington Counties are welcome. The 64 hours of classes will be held at the Washington County Extension Sales Facility at 1305 East Bell Road, Brenham, Texas 77833 (use the Indepdance Rd entrance) , plus some field trips to be announced in class. The updated training manual compiled by the Texas Master Gardener Assocation, is inlcuded in the $175 registration fee. You may register online below or contact the Washington County Extension office at (979) 277-6262 for more information.
Register at 979-845-2604 or https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/organizationListings/30