SJC Master Gardeners live in two of the least populated Texas counties, but our territory is rich in flora and fauna. We are surrounded by the Sam Houston National Forest and the southern areas of Lake Livingston, Texas’ second-largest reservoir. Our members come from San Jacinto and Polk Counties and share their knowledge of and passion for horticulture.
We are life-long learners and trained volunteers who give time, knowledge, and expertise with propagation and growing plants to improve the quality of life for neighbors and visitors to our East Texas community. We support the Texas A&M Extension Program by providing educational opportunities to Texas residents, that offer research-based, effective, and sustainable horticulture practices for home and property.
Our monthly social and educational outings take us to regional parks, horticulture centers, museums, birding sites, and much more. These half-day events are fun learning experiences that help us build bonds of friendship as we deepen our education of horticulture.
If you have a love of gardening that pushes you to learn more about native plants, watering techniques, naturally improving the soil, and sharing your passion with the community and lifelong horticulture learners, then come join SJC Master Gardeners.
Our next class begins Thursday, September 15, in person, and most classes will be held at the Shepherd Community Center. Plans for the curriculum are still underway but should include several field trips to get hands-on in several classes. Masks are encouraged but not required and we will practice safe distancing.
You’ll be required to take 50 hours of training and complete 50 hours of volunteer service to the chapter. Don’t worry, we have a variety of mentors and opportunities. Members of our chapter will be available at every class to answer questions and participate in discussions.
If you are ready to get started and join a fun group that almost always had dirt under our fingernails, email SJC Master Gardener Vice President Tina Andersen or fill out the form below:
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Second Helpings Cookbook Makes Great Holiday Gift
The sequel to our sold-out “Garden of Eatin” cookbook, this 603 tested recipes for appetizers to desserts. This international collection includes family heirloom, one-pot, savory, sweet, cooked, and fresh easy to follow recipes is just $17 plus $4 for postage. If you have any questions about your cookbook purchase, email Shirley Baker or call her at 281-382-1638.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1643 Coldspring, Texas 77331