If accepted into the Grimes County Master Gardener program, you will be required to attend a minimum of 50 hours in specialized training that begins February 2021 and ends April 2021. Specific courses, dates and times of training are still to be determined. Any schedule changes may occur due to the weather or instructor availability. Our training program offers instruction in Earth-Kind garden management, Integrated Pest Management, soil management and water conservation, lawn care, ornamental trees and shrubs, plant nutrition, vegetable and fruit gardening, native perennial and annual flowers and much more. Classes are held at the Go Texan Building located at the Grimes County Fair Grounds, 5220 F.M. 3455, Navasota, Texas.
Experienced, active Master Gardener mentors are paired with trainees to help guide them through a successful classroom training and volunteer experience during their first year.
First-year Grimes County Master Gardener Interns are required to volunteer a minimum of 50 hours to projects provided and supervised by Grimes County Master Gardener Association. A wide variety of projects are available that include becoming involved with youth at area schools, assisting in gardens at senior centers, working on the Grimes County Master Gardener Help Line, speaking to large and small groups interested in gaining gardening knowledge, or any one of our major community events we host each year. There are plenty of opportunities to choose from, and all are filled with great people invested in learning and sharing their gardening knowledge!
Participants become certified Texas Master Gardeners after they have completed the first year of required training and volunteer commitment. Texas Master Gardeners in Grimes County maintain their certification by attending 6 hours of continuing education and providing a minimum of 12 hours of volunteer time each year after their initial training year.
How to Apply:
If you have a keen interest in gaining an ongoing education in best practices of sustainable gardening and want to share that education with your community, the Grimes County Master Gardener Program may be for you! We are looking for individuals who can commit to the training and Internship requirements, and more importantly, individuals who want to learn and share their education with others through volunteer service as a representative of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.
Please contact Herbert Abraham: 703-801-3273 (voice or text)