Annual Projects

Children’s Garden Fair



The Children’s Garden Fair began in 2008 to encourage families to get outside and enjoy nature and gardening with their children. The event is co-sponsored by McLennan Master Gardeners and the Carleen Bright Arboretum.  It is a free event that occurs each year in October on the Sunday following the closing of the H.O.T. Fair.  The gardens and  nature trail are filled with activities such as the Scarecrow Contest, Live Music, Pumpkin Patch,  Scavenger Hunt, Junior Master Gardener activities such as  potting plants,  and making paper sombreros fill this day.  Woodway Youth Commission, HOT Master Naturalists, Master Composters,  and Audubon Society contribute activities that make an enjoyable, as well as, educational day for all participants.

The 2019 Garden Fair will be held on October 20 from 2-5pm.

Coordinators:  Laynie Miller, Judy Schmeltekopf, Janet Schaffer

Children’s Garden Fair Flyer

Annual Plant Sale


The MCMG Plant Sale is our annual fundraiser and gives us a chance  to share our plants and educate the public about plants that will grow well in our area. Master Gardeners are available to answer  gardening questions.

The 2019 sale will be May 4 at the Westview Shopping Mall Atrium.


Della Setser, Chairperson

 M.L.K. Day of Service

The MCMGs celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Day volunteering in our community. Traditionally this event is held on the third Monday of January.

MCMG Coordinators: Rianna Alvarado – Palmer, Mary Lou Trice

 Blackland Income Growth Conference

2019 Blackland Income Growth Conference, January 15th-16th. New location for 2019 at the Waco Convention Center.

The Ag commodity group meetings (Horticulture, Beef, Grain, Wildlife, Cotton, Forage, Rural Land Management) are on the first day, January 15th. There is no pre-registration for these programs. You must register on site. Registration will begin at 8 am at the Convention Center.

The Recertification (5 CEU’s) adn Private Applicator Training (for those without an applicator license) will be held on January 16th. For the programs on the 16th you must pre-register. To register for the Recertification call McLennan County (254)757-5180, and to register for the Private Applicator Training call Hill County (254)582-4022.

There will be an Auxin training for cotton producers after the Blackland Cotton and Grain Association meeting, estimating Auxin training to start at 5 pm.

MCMG Volunteer Coordinators: Jim Seale and Emily Davidson


Mammoths on the March


The Waco Mammoth National Monument and the City of Waco are hosting the 6th annual Mammoths on the March, Saturday March 30, 2019. Mammoths on the March is a day of fun and education provided by many organizations. 

MCMGA will have an ASK A Master Gardener Booth, combined with children’s educational gardening activities.

MCMG Volunteer Coordinator: Jeanette Kelly


Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet at Cameron Park Zoo, April 20, 2019

Earth Day is celebrated in the natural beauty of Cameron Park Zoo with a “Party for the Planet.” Local nursery vendors, and information booths from many organizations including MCMGA participate each year. The goal is to raise awareness of environmental issues and to share earth friendly information. Master Gardener volunteers focus on children’s activities related to recycling and composting.

MCMG Volunteer Coordinator: Jeanette Kelly

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