Master Gardeners of Smith County are available to present a program to your group. If you are the program chairperson of a garden club, community club, civic club or church group and you want someone to speak to your group about shrubs, perennials, annuals, trees, turf or any other gardening subject, call on the Master Gardeners.

Some of the most asked for programs include “Best Trees for East Texas”, “Popular Perennials”, and “Planting Tips”. One of the most useful programs is on composting which includes “Squirmy Worm” recycling.

Master Gardeners are experienced gardeners who have completed a training course offered by the Texas Agriculture Extension Service, Texas A&M University, and commit to various
garden-related volunteer projects. One such project is the Master Gardener Speakers’ Bureau. Call the Smith County Extension office (903-590-2980) and ask for the Master Gardeners for further information or to schedule a program for your group.

Don Gibbs, former Smith County Master Gardener
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

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