The Somervell County Master Gardener Association has been in existence since 2001. We are one of the smallest fully-functioning Master Gardener associations in Texas whose membership has varied between 10-25 members throughout the years.
But our small size does not reflect the amount of effort we put into our community. Since our inception, we have established several projects, including the landscape beds around the Farr House at Heritage Park, an EarthKind Rose Trial Garden (also at Heritage Park), promoted EarthKind Roses with the “Bring Back Roses to Glen Rose” campaign in 2010, and held the Texas Master Gardener State Conference in 2011, bringing Master Gardeners from all over Texas to Glen Rose for several days.
Besides those endeavors, we publish a monthly newsletter and host regular Community Horticulture Education programs. Somervell County Master Gardeners thrive on the diversified talents of our membership. Some prepare and deliver horticulture-related programs to the public, some design and manage garden projects within the community, others create and maintain websites, write articles and publish newsletters. Many just like digging in the the dirt, but we all share a passion for gardening. And most of all, we do all these things while having FUN!
If this sounds interesting to you, call the Somervell County Extension Office at 254-897-2809 and put your name on the list for the Master Gardener Training class for 2015. Classes will run from late March to mid-May and meet once a week.
To speak with a Master Gardener regarding the training classes, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to visit with you. We would also like to invite you to attend our monthly meetings held at the Extension Office on the third Wednesday at 10 a.m.