How We Serve

Community Service

Our Good Works

Our Master Gardener volunteers give back to the community in many ways, including community gardens, partnerships, and beautification programs.

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Garden Help Desk

Master Gardener volunteers answer local residents’ gardening questions using research-based evidence, training from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, and their experience gardening in North Texas. The service is free, and we are happy to help. Learn about the Garden Help Desk.

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Denton County Historical Park

The Denton County Historical Park is home to several historical buildings, including the Bayless-Selby House Museum. DCMGA works with Denton County in developing, landscaping, and maintaining heirloom gardens, pathways, orchards, and trees at the historic site.

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Argyle Unity Park

Master Gardeners work with the Town of Argyle to beautify Argyle Unity Park at 135 Crawford, Argyle, Tx.  Programs include educating the public about Texas native, drought-tolerant and heat-tolerant plants.

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Fair Oaks Independent Living Center

Fair Oaks is an independent senior living community located in North Denton. Master Gardeners meet for regular workdays to assist the residents with small individual garden areas, a community vegetable garden, and general landscape beautification. 

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Flower Mound First Baptist Community Garden

Flower Mound First Baptist Community Garden is an educational and demonstration resource for residents, scout troops, students, and those with special needs. Master Gardeners assist church garden volunteers in planting, maintaining, and harvesting fresh produce for donation to Community Christian Association (CCA).

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Friends of Shiloh Field Garden

Friends of Shiloh Garden, one of the largest community gardens in the United States, promotes and supports food production for low and moderate-income families. DCMGA assists with planting, maintaining, and harvesting fresh produce for donation to multiple local organizations.

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The Gardenscapers project assists approved non-profit organizations with landscape planning, including soil types, ongoing drought conditions, and the capricious nature of our climate using water-wise plantings, low maintenance, Texas natives, and design elements.

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Beulah Acres Agroforest

At Beulah Acres Agroforest our members assist in developing an urban food forest established on two acres of land at the Global Spheres Center in Corinth. The primary goals are to increase community awareness and demonstrate an agroforestry system of plant-based food production through Earth-Kind® and permaculture practices.

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Josey Ranch Pocket Prairie

This project assists the City of Carrollton Library and Parks and Recreation Department in developing educational opportunities that engage the public in learning about pollinator gardens, appropriate plant selection, and establishing a seed library.

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Roots for Wings

Roots for Wings, is a pilot program certifying residential pollinator and native habitat gardens.  This program provides residents with training and education on site selection and preparation, plant selection and maintenance, and ecological benefits. The workshop is taught in partnership with the Native Plant Society of Texas, Denton County Master Gardeners, and Elm Fork Master Naturalists.

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DCMGA Horticultural Academic Scholarship

Denton County Master Gardeners Association is pleased to award an annual Horticultural Academic Scholarship to deserving student(s) in Denton County, Texas. DCMGA awards the $1000 scholarship to Denton County residents actively enrolled in a college or university. Students enrolled in Horticulture or Entomology degree plans are given preferred consideration. Other related fields of study may be considered. The scholarships are awarded at the Denton County Youth Fair banquet, usually held in March.

You can use the Blue Ribbon Club application for instructions to apply.

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