The Master Gardeners of Smith County are specially trained volunteers who provide horticultural information and help to the citizens of Smith County, working through the Smith County Extension office. After 72 hours of instruction in botany, soil science, entomology, plant pathology, landscape, fruit and vegetable gardening, Master Gardener interns volunteer an equivalent amount of time within a year to further AgriLife Extension’s mission of delivering educational programs to the citizens of Smith County. 2020 is the 27th year of the Smith County program, which has been recognized by both the local community and peers in other Master Gardener programs for outstanding programs and community service.
If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener, following a November orientation, classes are held once each year beginning each January. For contact information, go to https://txmg.org/smith/contact .
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Smith County – 1517 West Front St., Suite 116, Tyler, TX 75702. Telephone 903-590-2980.