To encourage the great local interest in environmental stewardship and home gardening, we offer a wide spectrum of literature and practical resources, host workshops and events throughout the area, and coordinate the Smith County Master Gardener volunteer program.
Master Gardeners are members of the local community who take an active interest in their lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. They are enthusiastic, willing to learn and to help others, and able to communicate with diverse groups of people. What really sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture. In exchange for their training, persons who become Master Gardeners contribute time as volunteers, working through their Extension office to provide horticultural-related information to their communities. Master Gardeners complete 50 hours of intensive training and a year-long internship in order to offer research-based horticultural information and advice to the East Texas community.
For more information about the Master Gardener program or becoming a Master Gardener, please contact our office at 903-590-2980.
For more information: https://txmg.org/smith/