The Master Gardeners of Henderson County we are an educational and volunteer program offered by the AgriLife Extension of the Texas A&M University System. The program is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and extend horticultural projects throughout the community. These goals are implemented through the training and employment of local volunteers known as Master Gardeners.
The Master Gardeners in Henderson County provides invaluable training and educational opportunities. Professional and amateur horticulturists, as well as persons simply seeking up-to-date horticultural information, can advance their gardening expertise, and gain self-satisfaction through volunteer efforts. The volunteer aspect of the Master Gardener program allows individuals to dedicate their time and talents to enhancing the quality of life for citizens in their community using the science and art of horticulture.
Come join us for our Annual Plant sale on April 28th from 9am to 2pm at the Senior Citizen Center in Athens, next to the Fairgrounds. Come early – the plants go fast!
Announcing a CHANGE to the HCMGA “Learn at the Library” series
On Tuesday, April 17, Master Gardener David Bickerstaff will present “Build Your Own Greenhouse” at the Clint W. Murchison Memorial Library, 121 S. Prairieville, Athens, 5:30 p. m.
Bickerstaff recently built a greenhouse using scrap materials. He will take you through the process step-by-step, letting you know what to do and pitfalls to avoid. If you have ever wanted to build your own greenhouse, you will definitely want to hear this presentation. Bickerstaff will also give a detailed handout to audience members outlining the necessary steps. After this presentation, you will have the confidence and knowledge to go home and build your own greenhouse for starting seeds or overwinter plants.
This presentation is free and open to the public.
Our plant of the month for February 2018 is – Bluebonnet