Bluebonnet Master Gardeners offers training


Are you interested in becoming a certified Master Gardener? Do you want to learn more about the art and science of landscape plants, gardens, fruit trees and more?

The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association is offering a training program with weekly classes running from Jan. 17, 2019, to graduation on April 23, 2019. Classes will be held on Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in La Grange. Topics for the class include plant growth and development, entomology, soils and plant fertility, landscape and fruit trees, plant pathology, vegetable gardening, lawn care and various aspects of environmental horticulture. Classes are taught by Texas AgriLife Extension specialists, agents and local experts.

The Texas Master Gardener program boasts the largest corps of Master Gardener volunteers in the nation. A love of gardening and search for knowledge is central to why Master Gardeners join the program. They remain Master Gardeners to enjoy the camaraderie and friendship of others who share their interests, to gain and share horticulture knowledge and to give back to the community.

The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association spans four counties: Austin, Colorado, Fayette and Washington. An open house is scheduled to answer questions and provide more information about the Master Gardener Training Course:

January 10, 2019, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Fayette County Agriculture Building, 255 Svoboda Lane, LaGrange, TX 78945. 979-968-5831

For more information on the program, contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Austin County at (979) 865-2072, or visit our website at


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