SJC Master Gardeners live in two of the least populated of 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 in 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.
New Training Class Forming Now for Spring/Summer 2020
If you have a love 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 will be an experiment in adaptation until we get an all-clear to meet in person. We will begin with a video conference orientation then provide you with a list of online courses for you to complete on your own. We can schedule other video conferences so you can discuss what you learned with other trainees and Master Gardeners. As soon as we can, we’ll begin a traditional class schedule, including one or two field trips. 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.
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:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1643 Coldspring, Texas 77331