Become a Texas Master Gardener
To become a certified Texas Master Gardener through the Cypress Basin Master Gardeners Association, you must complete 50 hours of classroom training. Classes generally begin in the first Tuesday after January 1 and end in early March. In addition to completing the classroom training, 50 hours of volunteer service must be completed within one year of completing your classroom training to achieve the Texas Master Gardener certification. To participate in an official CBMGA graduation the volunteer service must be completed on or before October 31 of your class training year.
The majority of volunteer service hours are generally achieved through maintaining the garden areas around the extension office and through working in some capacity on our annual plant sale. Achieving 50 hours of volunteer service hours is relatively easy if you attend our regularly scheduled work days (we have at least one a week, usually Wednesday)
If you are unable to attend a training session, you will need to make arrangements with the county agent for a make-up session.
Full payment must be made in advance to reserve your place in the Training Class. Most registrations will be taken in the three months preceding the January class start. You will receive a $25 discount if payment is received 45 days before classes begin. Classes usually start the first Tuesday after January 1. Below is the information about our classes in 2019.
Example of Our Master Gardener Training Class Summary in 2019 (hours subject to change)
- 50 hours of instruction; handbook provided
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan 8-Mar 12, 2019
- 6:00-9:00PM; light meal provided at 5:30PM
- Location – Titus County AgriLife Building, 1708 Industrial Road, Mount Pleasant, TX
Contact AgriLife Extension staff at 903-572-5201 to register or if you have questions