Who are Caldwell County (Texas) Master Gardeners?
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers, vegetables, herbs and gardening in general.
What really sets Texas Master Gardeners apart is their special training in horticulture. In exchange for this training, persons who become Texas Master Gardeners in Caldwell County contribute time as volunteers, working through their county AgriLife Extension office to provide university researched horticultural-related information to their communities.
The “Caldwell County Master Gardener Association”, a 501c3 organization, works hand-in-hand with Julie Zimmerman, our Caldwell County AgriLife Extension Agent Master Gardener program sponsor. Annual CCMGA membership fee is $30 for certified MGs.
How do we accomplish this?
We maintain several demonstration gardens: Earth-Kind, Lawn Grass, Perennial/Annual and Vegetable Trial/Food Pantry gardens. Tips, links, articles and events are posted on this web site and our Facebook and Instagram pages.
We participate in area events providing gardening information and answering questions. We help with the “Learn, Grow, Eat & Go” Junior Master Gardener program in area schools. We work with youth at area libraries offering hands-on activities. We provide a range of gardening related talks to clubs, groups or organizations through our “speakers bureau”.
We offer to all Caldwell County residents free garden related education talks presented by guest speakers and Master Gardeners at our monthly Caldwell Master Gardener Association meetings held the 2ndTuesday of the month from 6:30P to 8P at the Dr. Eugene Clark Library in Lockhart.