Become a Master Gardener
Want to Become a Master Gardener?
Do you love gardening? Are you interested in broadening your knowledge of sustainable gardening? Do you like making friends and doing things with others who share your interests? Is serving your community important to you?
You may ask yourself these questions if you’re considering becoming a Master Gardener. If you answer yes to any of these questions, becoming a Master Gardener is quite likely right for you.
Who We Are
Denton County Master Gardener Association is a corps of volunteers, sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife, who learn, serve, and play together with the mission of helping Denton County and North Texas residents create sustainable gardens, landscapes, and communities by sharing research-based gardening information.
How We Serve
At its core, the Master Gardener program is a public service program. First-year Interns must volunteer at least 70 hours to projects sponsored and supervised by DCMGA. A wide variety of projects are available for volunteer service, including annual events (Plant Sale and Garden Tour), youth and children’s programs, community gardens, landscape design, public speaking, community partnership programs, special interest groups, beautification projects, and administrative committees.
What You Will Learn
Denton County Master Gardener interns receive 70 hours of instruction during the intern classes taught by some of the best horticultural educators in Texas. The class subjects include:
- Plant Development & Plant Pathology
- Soil & Soil Nutrition
- Texas Trees & Native Plants
- Edible Gardening
- Rainwater Harvesting & Irrigation
- Earth-Kind® and Fire-Wise Landscaping
- Turfgrass Culture
- Plant Propagation
- Entomology & Integrated Pest Management
- Mycology, Composting & Vermiculture
How To Apply
Become a member of a highly educated corps of volunteers who have earned the title “Master Gardener” and improve the quality of life for yourself and your community. Our application process is now open! Becoming a Master Gardener for Denton County explains the program, its requirements, cost, general class information, and the application process. See the planned schedule of classes, especially see the final page for important details. Find the 2024 Master Gardener application here!
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