It’s Time to Apply for Travis County Master Gardener Training Program

Texas Master GardenerTravis County Master Gardener Training Program Now Open!

Have you been thinking about becoming a master gardener? If so, applications for the Travis County Master Gardener training program will be accepted at one of three information sessions.

The Travis County Master Gardeners are volunteers for the Travis County AgriLife Extension Service. They assist Extension’s mission to disseminate research-based horticultural and environmental knowledge among the citizens of Central Texas. The Master Gardener training program has a limited number of spaces this year. Candidates submitting the best applications will meet with the selection committee for personal interviews.

There are four steps for acceptance into the program: attend an information session, submit an application, have application approved, and then interview for a position with the selection committee.

Applications Available at Information Session

In order to receive an application, you must attend an information session to qualify for the 2020 program.

Please arrive early to secure a seat. All information sessions will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office, 1600-B Smith Rd, Austin, TX  78721

  • MG Information Session 1, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 12:00 to 1:00 PM
  • MG Information Session 2, Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:00 pm to 7:00 PM
  • MG Information Session 3, Friday March 27, 2020, 1:00 to 2:00 PM

At the information session, we will cover the details of the program and answer your questions.  You will receive a program application at your information session.  Applications are not available elsewhere.

Training Cost

The fee for the 2020 Master Gardener program in Travis County is $250, payable upon acceptance into the program.

Criminal Background Check Required

Criminal background checks are required of all Extension volunteers, including Master Gardeners.  Therefore, as a matter of policy, criminal background checks occur on all persons accepted into the Master Gardener training program, and every three years thereafter.

Training Schedule

The course will meet every Tuesday, 8 AM to 5 PM, from June 2 through July 28, at the Travis County Extension office, 1600 Smith Rd, Austin, 78721

Volunteer Commitment

You will complete a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service on Extension-approved projects by July 31 , 2021, in order to be certified a Texas Master Gardener.

Find out more about the training class here.

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