If you have a passion for gardening, consider yourself a life-long learner, like to share your knowledge and experience with others and have a commitment to your community, you may want to attend the Master Gardeners Course scheduled to begin in January and become a Blanco County Master Gardener.
The course involves approximately 50 hours of instruction on all aspects of horticulture. In exchange for the training, attendees are expected to provide at least 50 hours of volunteer service to local horticultural or educational projects in order to become certified as a Master Gardener.
Classes will be held every Tuesday and two Thursdays from 1pm to 5pm beginning January 11 and concluding March 22. Most classes will be held at the Johnson City Fire Station in Johnson City at 300 Liveoak.
Instruction is provided by Texas A&M University professors, agents from various county extension offices, Texas Park Service representatives and local and regional specialists on a variety of topics, including native trees and grasses, land stewardship, rain water harvesting and organic gardening.
To learn more about the Blanco County Master Gardeners and some community projects that they have been involved with please visit the website at blanco-co.tamu.edu and go to newsletters.
If you are interested in this great learning opportunity contact the Blanco County Extension office at 830-868-7167 to request a registration form today. Workbooks will need to be ordered soon.