Who are Master Gardeners?
Texas Master Gardeners is a volunteer program designed to grow horticultural information throughout the state, town by town. To become a Texas Master Gardener, a participant attends 50 hours of instruction, conducted by the local Extension county agent, then shares this knowledge by donating 50 hours of volunteer service back to the community.
The touch of Texas Master Gardeners’ green thumbs can be found across the state — in school garden projects, horticultural therapy projects, community gardens and demonstration gardens; by volunteers who also conduct gardening programs and answer gardening questions. Anything anyone wants to know about gardening, a Master Gardener can help. That includes young wannabe gardeners too – Master Gardeners help set up 4-H gardening clubs and Junior Master Gardener groups.
In fact, when it comes to green and growing things, Master Gardeners dig into their service in all kinds of ways: teaching, giving presentations, writing newsletters and articles, providing clerical help, and designing and maintaining Web pages.
To support the need for increased social distancing, some of our events have been canceled, postponed or moved online. See our Upcoming Events page for the latest information.
The FCMGA Help Desk is still available for your gardening questions. Check out our Help Desk page for information about how to contact us. We will research your question and usually can provide an answer within a day or two.
The Fannin County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office is now open Monday – Friday 8 A.M. – 5 P.M. by appointment only. Please call 903-583-7453 for an appointment.
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