One starts the application process to become a Texas Master Gardener in El Paso County by completing an Application letter that’s part of a package with an informative letter telling about the El Paso County Master Gardener program.

This year’s fall class schedule is summarized below:

  • Orientation Day: August 30, 2018
  • Dates of classes: September 6 to November 15, 2018
  • Class days: Thursdays (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
  • Class location: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office Ascarate Annex,
    301 Manny Martinez Sr. Drive, 2nd Floor, El Paso, TX 79905
  • Fee to cover course materials, handbook and background check: $195
  • Complete and submit: Application letter
  • Last day to apply: August 17, 2018

The El Paso County Master Gardener program is administered by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to increase the availability of horticultural information for local residents through the participation of local volunteers. These volunteers complete 12 weeks of intensive horticulture training and then are required to volunteer time as they share with the community what they have learned through a number of gardening and educational projects.

You can learn more about the El Paso County Master Gardener program and our history by reading these pages:

How to Become an El Paso County Master Gardener – Brief description of the training program and questions for potential volunteers. 

Volunteer Duties – Title and brief description of volunteer activities, requirements, and organization description

History – History of the Texas Master Gardener program

For more information, you may also send an email to or call the Extension Office at (915) 771-2354.


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