Master gardening classes start soon

Published on Sunday, 12 January 2014 21:48 - Written by MCT Direct News Service

Do you have a green thumb? Would you be interested in learning more about gardening or horticulture?

The Anderson County Extension Office will offer a new Master Gardener class starting on Jan. 28 for those interested in the volunteer development program.

The Master Gardener Program is designed by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, a part of Texas A&M University System.

This program is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and improve the quality of life. The program offers at least 70 hours of instruction that covers topics including lawn care, trees and shrubs, insects, garden flowers and water conservation and also will include field trips.

The registration fee for the Texas Master Gardener course is $140.

The first class and orientation for Master Gardener trainees begins at 9 a.m. Jan. 28 at the Anderson County Extension Office.

Applications can be picked up at the County Extension Office, 101 E. Oak Street Palestine, and must be returned by Jan. 21.