Master Gardener Class


Highland Lakes Master Gardener Certification Class

Want to Learn About Plants, Water, Soil, and Helping Your Community? Become a Master Gardener!

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The Master Gardener Association offers a Certification course which will begin on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 and run for 13 weeks, meeting every Tuesday from 10:00 AM until 2:30 PM in Marble Falls.

The course provides a comprehensive background in horticulture principles and practices with an emphasis on conservation, sustainability, and community service. Experts are invited each week to speak on such topics as geology, soil composition and amendments, trees, entomology, vegetable gardening, water irrigation, plant taxonomy, invasive plants, landscape design, water conservation, plant propagation, grafting, and rainwater harvesting. Several field trips are also planned. The classes are fun and stimulating. They not only train the participants to be more knowledgeable gardeners for personal use but also to be of service and a resource to the community.

To become a certified Master Gardener, it is MANDATORY that the participants meet the following minimum requirements: 1. Must attend ALL classes. (If a class must be missed, the participant must attend a make-up class before he/she can be certified.)
2. Must complete 10 hours of continuing education. 3. Must complete 50 hours of service to the community through approved Master Gardener projects. This is a great opportunity to glean knowledge from seasoned Master Gardeners.

The cost of the program is $150 which includes resource materials, t-shirt, and field trip admissions. Download an application, a background check form and obtain more information from the website link shown below. Applications must be received by February 3, 2017. For questions contact Missy Henneke at 719-207-1341 or Please note that the course is offered only once yearly and enrollment is limited to 20 participants. Get that application in early!

Members are required to re-certify each year by earning a minimum of 6 additional hours of continuing education and contributing a minimum of 25 additional hours of approved volunteer service.

General membership meetings (except for August) are held on the third Tuesday of each month.

See the HLMGA website for more information and to download the application and background check:

2014 Graduating Class
2013 Graduating Class