The Orange County Master Gardeners are taking applications for their upcoming initial training class which will be starting in September, 2021, date to be determined. The majority of the classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6PM-8/8:30PM at the Orange County EXPO Center, 11475 FM 1442, Orangefield. There will be some Saturday classes and field trips during the session. Cost for the class is $150.00 which will include your training handbook, speaker fees and supplies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for your application.
If you are unable to attend the class in person, you may also sign up for our online sessions which include videos of the various subjects. You can view the videos at your convenience. Price is the same and includes all the supplies listed above. After completing the videos, you will need to take an additional 15 hours of classroom education to complete your course requirements. We will schedule those upon your completion of the videos.
If you would like to start working towards your Master Gardener certification, please click on the
links below. Initial requirements to become a Certified Texas Master Gardener, Orange County, are a minimum of 50 hours of approved basic training and 50 hours of approved volunteer service within a year after completing your education portion. Each year thereafter to maintain your certification the requirement is 12 approved volunteer service hours and 6 approved advanced training hours. We have many opportunties in which you can gain these hours.
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 on these links to download both the Master Gardener Program Application and Volunteer Background Verification Form. These forms can be returned to the address below. All participants must apply in advance along with payment being made. Once applications and payment are recieved, arrangements will be made to pick up your materials..
Orange County Master Gardeners Association
11475A FM 1442
Orange, Texas 77630
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