Master Gardeners are volunteers who work through their cooperative Extension office to provide horticultural-related information to their communities. In exchage for volunteer work, they receive extensive training in a variety of horticultural topics.
To become a certified Master Gardener, candidates must complete both the training classes and meet specific volunteer requirements.
In Texas, training is provided by the local Texas AgriLife Extension Office. The training schedule and volunteer requirements are different from county to county. So you'll need to contact your county to get a training schedule and requirements for certification.
The Collin County program offers a minimum of 65 hours of instruction that covers topics including lawn care, ornamental trees and shrubs, insect, disease, and weed management; soils and plant nutrition, vegetable gardening; home fruit production; garden flowers; and water conservation.
Please visit our Master Gardener Training Page for details. Also check out the "Learn More About It" links for this FAQ to get more information and contact information for specific counties.