Master Gardening training nears

Staff Writer
Glen Rose Reporter

The Somervell County Master Gardener Association has been in existence since 2001. The association is one of the smallest fully-functioning Master Gardener associations in Texas whose membership has varied between 15 to 25 members throughout the years.

But the group's small size does not reflect the amount of effort put into the community. Since the association's inception, members have established several projects, including the landscape beds around the Farr House at Heritage Park, an EarthKind Rose Trial Garden (also at Heritage Park), promoted EarthKind Roses with the “Bring Back Roses to Glen Rose” campaign in 2010, and held the Texas Master Gardener Conference in 2011.

Besides those endeavors, the association publishes a monthly newsletter, host monthly Community Horticulture Education programs and volunteer at Fossil Rim.

Somervell County Master Gardeners thrive on the diversified talents of the membership. Some prepare and deliver horticulture-related programs to the public, some design and manage garden projects within the community, others create and maintain websites, write articles and publish newsletters. Many just like digging in the the dirt, but we all share a passion for gardening.

If this sounds interesting to you, call the Somervell County Extension Office at 254-897-2809 and put your name on the list for the Master Gardener Training class for 2015. Classes will run from late March to mid-May and meet once a week.

To speak with a Master Gardener regarding the training classes, email and we will be happy to visit with you. We would also like to invite you to attend our monthly meetings held at the Extension Office on the third Wednesday at 10 a.m.