Monday, October 14, 2019, from 5:30pm—8:30pm
Program begins at 6:30pm
First United Methodist Church
505 W. Marvin Ave., Waxahachie, TX 75165
No Charge for this Meet and Greet
The Ellis County Master Gardeners invite all who are interested to join us for an orientation and informational meeting about joining the Ellis County Master Gardener Association. Find out who we are, what our mission is all about and how you can be part of it. Applications for the ECMGA training will be available during this event.
Master Gardeners extend research-based horticultural education to an ever-increasing gardening audience and provide a viable way to meet the public demand for horticultural information. The Ellis County Master Gardener program follows the State of Texas Master Gardener Program, and is s representative of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. As such, Master Gardeners follow the recommendations of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
- Open to any resident of Ellis County or nearby areas 18 or older
- Selection is based on the volunteer needs of our organization and the qualifications of the applicants
- All applications will be kept in strict confidence and privacy is respected
- Requirements: interest in helping people; ability and desire to learn; willingness to provide unbiased, research-based information and be a team player
- GARDENING EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE NOT REQUIRED
The application period will be open from October 14, 2019, through January 1, 2020. No applications will be accepted after January 1. Classes in the past have been held at First United Methodist Church Waxahachie in the month of February; every Tuesday and Thursday 8:30am—4pm. A change in location and dates are currently being considered. The training includes approximately 70 hours of research-based horticultural education and materials and is limited to 20 participants. The cost will be determined at a later date. Registration applications will be available at the Meet and Greet session.
Saturdays 8 am to 1 pm
Visit the Master Gardeners’ Booth:
- Useful gardening tips
- Plants and herbs for sale
- Education material…some for a fee
- Free handouts
- Sign up for the E-Garden Newsletter…it’s FREE!
Every week at the Market, there is a unique theme designed to highlight vendor products, in-season produce, children’s activities or interesting garden subjects.
October 12~ Kids Craft Day
The Ellis County Master Gardeners will be on hand with a supply of small pumpkins for the kids to decorate. They will be encouraged to get creative with natural materials, paints and all sorts of art supplies to help design a unique, one-of-a-kind pumpkin to take home and enjoy all season. Bring the kids and grandkids and enjoy a fall day at the market.
May 11-14, 2020
Texas Master Gardeners Conference
McLennan County, Waco
Proudly hosted by the McLennan County Master Gardener Association in Waco, TX.
May 12-14, 2020 at the Waco Convention Center
Keep up to date on our conference Facebook page.
LODGING: We have contracted with two great hotels for you! The host hotel, and it’s partner hotel directly across the street, are now accepting reservations. Our agenda will have Leadership Training on the afternoon of May 11th, with conference registration opening at 7:00am on May 12th. The conference will close at 5:00pm on the 14th. Our special hotel rates are valid for three days before, and three days post-conference. Come, enjoy all that Waco has to offer!
Hilton Waco: This riverside hotel is connected by a covered walkway to the Waco Convention Center $149 Phone: 254-754-8484
Courtyard Marriott: This newly remodeled hotel is immediately adjacent to the Waco Convention Center $145 Phone: 254-752-8686
NOTE: If you wish to stay longer, both hotels will honor the above three days BEFORE and three days AFTER our conference block, however, you must make these reservations by phoning the Reservations Desk directly at the hotel using the phone numbers provided above.
Presentation from August 3rd Director’s Meeting may be viewed here.
Advanced Training Events
September 9-12, 2019, hosted by Williamson County, in Georgetown, TX
September 26-28, 2019, hosted by Tarrant County, in Fort Worth,
October 17-19, 2019, hosted by Tarrant County, in Fort
Southern Garden Symposium
October 18 & 19, 2019
St. Francisville, Louisiana
The 2019 Southern Garden Symposium
Celebrating our 31st year with renowned speakers offering a diverse program sure to ignite every gardener’s passion. Join us!
Featured speakers include:
Christopher Woods * Nicholas Staddon * Staci Catron
2ND THURSDAY LADIES NIGHT OUT
Date: Jan 10 – Dec 12, 2019
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Downtown Waxahachie