Who are Texas Master Gardeners?
Texas Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetable gardens. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn and to help others, and able to communicate with diverse groups of people.
Who are the Cherokee County Master Gardeners?
The Master Gardeners of Cherokee County (CCMG) 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 Texas A&M Agrilife Extension to provide community education and maintain our demonstration gardens located in the Ruth Bowling Nichols Arboretum behind the Forestry Service at 1001 Texas loop 456 Jacksonville TX. 75766 which is open to the public.
Become a Master Gardener!
A new training course starts every January on Tuesdays and Thursdays and is held in the class room of the Annex building in Rusk TX just north east of the court house. If you would like to learn more about being a Master Gardener, you are invited to attend our monthly meetings which are held at the First Methodist Church located at 1031 Loop 456 Jacksonville, TX. on the second Monday of each month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. We’d love to have you join us. For further information, contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at (903) 683-5416 and ask for Kim Benton.