2021 MASTER GARDENER CERTIFICATION TRAINING
Highland Lakes Master Gardener Association will again offer a certification course at the Texas AgriLife Extension office in Burnet beginning Monday, June 7, 2021 for 10 weeks. Class times are 10:00 AM until 2:30 PM. Class size will be strictly limited and will meet in the auditorium following current health guidelines, occasionally meeting at other locations for field trips.
The course provides a comprehensive background in horticulture principles and practices with an emphasis on conservation, sustainability, and community service. Experts are invited each week to speak on such topics as soil composition and amendments, trees, entomology, vegetable gardening, water irrigation, plant taxonomy, invasive plants, landscape design, water conservation, plant propagation, grafting, and rainwater harvesting. Several field trips are planned. The classes are fun and stimulating. They not only train the participants to be more knowledgeable gardeners for personal use but also to be of service and a resource to the community.
To become a certified Master Gardener, participants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Must attend 40 hours of classroom training.
- Must complete 10 hours of continuing education.
- Must complete 50 hours of service to the community through approved Master Gardener activities.
General membership meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month where we hear from speakers on various gardening topics. Also, a great opportunity to glean knowledge from seasoned Master Gardeners.
The cost of the program is $165 which covers resource materials, t-shirt, and fieldtrip expenses. Download an application, a background check form and obtain more information from this website. Applications must be received by May 10, 2021. For questions contact Gail Eltgroth, 512-626-5969 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the course is offered only once yearly.