Time is running out to apply for the Concho Valley Master Gardener training program. The deadline is Jan. 17.
This year’s training program will consist of evening classes. The cost is $200, which includes a comprehensive gardening textbook, one soil sample submission, a meal at each class and all class-related materials.
“We are pleased to announce that this year it will be an evening class to provide flexibility for those who can’t attend daytime classes,” said Allison Watkins, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulture agent for Tom Green County.
Classes will be held every Monday and Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m., starting Feb. 3 and concluding March 16. The classes will be at the Tom Green County 4-H Center at 3168 U.S. Highway 67 in San Angelo. There will also be one eight-hour Saturday class on Feb. 29.
“By participating in the Master Gardener class, you will receive instruction in the horticulture field and discover a lot about gardening,” Watkins said. “Whether you are an expert or beginner, this is a great opportunity to learn.”
The Concho Valley Master Gardener program is designed to train volunteers to help increase the availability of horticultural information and extend AgriLife Extension horticultural projects throughout Tom Green County.
Seats in the training program are limited; preference will be given to those who can attend all classes and are willing and able to complete the volunteer requirements and fully participate as Master Gardener volunteers.
To apply for the class, submit the application form, background check form and signed volunteer agreement by Jan. 17. Applicants will be notified if an interview is required and the fee is due on Jan. 24.
Visit https://txmg.org/conchovalley/master-gardener-training-class-information/ for forms and additional information or call Watkins at 325-659-6528.
Concho Valley Master Gardener Association is a non-profit educational and volunteer service organization affiliated with AgriLife Extension. The Master Gardener mission statement is “Improving the quality of life through horticulture education.”