The Master Gardener program is designed to train volunteers, known as trainees, in horticultural practices relating to local growing environment. Volunteers and trainees share this information with the community through events and outreach programs. The Orange County Master Gardeners is a program offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. We aid the local extension by conducting school garden projects; answering telephone requests for horticultural information; establishing and maintaining demonstration gardens; working with special audiences in the community; and designing and implementing community improvement projects, as well as coordinating Master Gardener projects.
The objectives of the Master Gardener Programs include:
- to expand the capabilities of Texas AgriLife Extension Service to disseminate horticultural information to individuals and groups in the community
- to develop and enhance community projects related to horticulture, including: horticultural therapy projects, community gardens, and demonstration gardens
- to develop a Master Gardener network to assist in administration of the local Master Gardener Program
- to enhance 4-H programs through the establishment of 4-H horticultural clubs and Junior Master Gardener groups
The Orange County Master Gardener HOTLINE is now open every Tuesday from 10AM – 2PM. Call 409 882-7010 to have your question answered.
Click on the links below to learn more about the Orange County Master Garderners Association:
Visit the Orange County AgriLife Extension Webpage