Master Gardener class to start Sept 3.
The Orange County Master Gardeners Association will be offering the Texas Master Gardener training course beginning September 3, 2020. Due to COVID-19 crisis, the upcoming class will be online (virtual) classes to maximize student and volunteer safety. Each of the online classes will be held live on Thursday mornings at 9AM for approximately 4 hours with the ability to ask questions and interact with the presentator. If you are unable to attend it will be recorded for you to listen at your convienence prior to the next class.
We will hold an Orientation Session on Thursday, August 27 at 6:30PM where you will be given your training materials, supplies and schedule. Participants must apply in advance to attend the Orientation Session by completing the forms at the link below.
A background check is required of all Extension volunteers, including Master Gardeners. Therefore, as a matter of policy, criminal background checks will be run on all persons applying for the Master Gardener training. The program and is repeated every couple of years.
Click this link to download both the Master Gardener Program Application and Volunteer Background Verification Form. These forms can be returned to the address below. Payment will need to be made by August 26 prior to the Orientation Session.
Orange County Master Gardeners Association
11475A FM 1442
Orange, Texas 77630
Tentative Online Class Schedule:
Sept 3 1 hour MG Welcome
Sept 10 4 hours EarthKind Gardening
Sept 17 2 hours Plant Growth & Development
Sept 24 4 hours Soils
Oct 1 4 hours Water/Irrigation
Oct 8 4 hours Lawns
Oct 15 4 hours Insects/Integrated Pest Management
Oct 22 4 hours Diseases
Oct 29 4 hours Fruit
Nov 5 4 hours Vegetables
There are still some classes to schedule and they will be posted at a later date.