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Lighthouse for Learning Master Gardener Series

Join the Ellis County Master Gardeners and Ellis County Extension Agency in a variety of classes to prepare your garden and yards for spring. 

All classes are held at the Waxahachie High School, 3001 US Hwy. 287 Bypass, Waxahachie, TX 75167, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Cost is $14.00

Mon., April 1

Container Gardening

Instructor: Jane Sloan

Thurs., April 4

Hobby Greenhouses

Instructor: Susan Knapp

Mon., April 8

Vegetable Gardening

Instructors: Arlene Hamilton and Jessie Mellon

Thurs. April 11

Irrigation: How to Cut Your Water Bill in Half!

Instructors: Jim Derstler and Allan Paxton

Mon. April 15

Texas Superstars

Instructors: Susan Ellis and Gayle Johnston

Thurs. April 18

Perennials for All Seasons

Instructor: Maureen Nitkowski

Mon. April 22

Plant Propagation

Instructor: Walt Friis

Thurs. May 02


Instructor: Lee Dann

Register for classes here.


Earthday Festival

Spring is coming and along with it – a lot of opportunities to do what we signed on to do as Master Gardeners; educate Ellis County citizens on scientifically/researched based horticultural principles. Here’s a very good opportunity to do that and we’re asking for volunteers to respond. Ferris will have their Earthday Festival on April 27 from 10 am to 2 pm and we have been invited to have a rent-free booth that day.

About the Event: The Earthday festival started about 10 years ago as a grassroots effort to clean the community. Over the years it has grown to include sharing metropolitan ideas about recycling and reusing items to the small rural town of Ferris, TX. Eventually we hope to reach the entire county.  Every year, the vendor and public participation has grown. This event is put together by a multilevel cooperation between waste management, Ferris ISD and the city of Ferris.

Email the attached flyer to Ty Hall to sign up.

MG-KBEC 1390 AM and 99.1 FM Saturday @ 8:10 am

Be sure to tune in to KBEC every Saturday morning at 8:10 a.m. to hear the Master Gardner report

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