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Sign-up open for next Master Gardener class

By JACKIE THORNTON
Texas Master Gardener
LRBMGA

CAMERON—Do you want to join a diverse local group who take an active interest in gardening? Then consider joining the Master Gardener class that begins Jan. 12. The classes meet each Wednesday at the Cameron Chamber of Commerce meeting room from 9 a.m. to noon until May 11.

The program offers a minimum of 50 hours of instruction, including field trips. The fee for the class is $150. and includes The Master Gardener Handbook valued at $75.00. Speakers include experts in their fields including lawn care, trees and shrubs, disease and weed management, soils, plant nutrition, vegetable and herb gardening, home fruit production, water conservation and Earth Kind. The Master Gardener Association has a working relationship with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and benefits from all the services they provide.

In exchange for training and to become a certified Master Gardener, volunteer hours are required. There are a wide variety of activities available to fulfill this requirement and they are easily met.

The Little River Basin Master Gardener Association has an active membership of 50. We became members because of our love of ga r den i ng and a search for knowledge; the camaraderie, friendship and the gaining and sharing of what we have learned is why we remain. If you want to learn more about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants, if you are eager to participate in a practical training program (with no tests), if you look forward to the sharing of knowledge, and if you have the time to attend training, then the Master Gardener program is for you.

Applications are available by calling the Texas AgriLife Extension Service at 254-697-7046, or visiting the office at 100 East 1st St. in Cameron. Deadline for enrolling is Dec. 28.


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