Upcoming Events

Join us for fun and educational events, featuring Master Gardeners, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Horticulture Agents and other experts.

2015 DCMGA Plant Sale

Mark your calendar now for the 2015 DCMGA Spring Plant Sale, on Saturday, April 25, on the grounds of the Trinity United Methodist Church, in Denton.   The sale is scheduled for 9 A.M. – 2 P.M, but shop early!  The most exciting items will go fast!   See the Plant Sale page for details, a map, a printable flyer, and plant lists.

2015 DCMGA Garden Tour

Don’t miss 2015 DCMGA Spring Garden Tour on Saturday, May 9, 9 A.M. – 4 P.M.   This year’s tour, “In-Town Gardens”, includes 5 beautiful Master Gardeners’ gardens and one bonus garden not usually open to the public, all in the city of Denton.   More information, including a preview of the gardens, maps, a printable flyer and online ticket sales can be found on the Garden Tour page.

S.W.At Science With Attitude: Teacher In-service

All Denton County teachers–public, private, or home school–are invited to attend our annual S.W.At Science With Attitude: Teacher In-service, a hands-on, interactive four day training program geared towards elementary teachers to learn how to incorporate nature and horticulture into their curriculum.  The class will be held August 4-7, 2015, 8:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. each day, at Cross Oaks Elementary, 600 Liberty Blvd, Cross Roads, TX 76227 (map).

Topics include:

  • Junior Master Gardener (JMG)
    • Introducing the new Learn, Grow, Eat & Go Curricula
  • Ecology
  • Flow Learning / Sharing Nature with Children
  • Developing and Utilizing an Outdoor Learning Center
  • Gardening Tools and Techniques!
  • Water Conservation Demos and Programs
  • Community Partners

The class is free, but you may wish to purchase the training materials if your District/School is not already providing it.  Training materials include: Junior Master Gardener Leader Guide and Student Handbook, JMG’s Literature in the Garden, Wildlife Gardener, and Learn, Grow, Eat & Go Curricula and Sharing Nature With Children II.

Registration is required and space is limited.  

Click here to register online

CE credit available.  Training is open to all grade level teachers.  Download a printable flyer.

Children’s Garden

The Children’s Garden invites parents and their children to learn about gardening through planting, maintaining, and harvesting vegetables and herbs.   The DCMGA Children’s Garden shares the garden area with Fairoaks, a senior independent living community.   It’s a wonderful opportunity for children and seniors to experience growing a garden together.  This project is a hands-on garden, providing a supervised experience in preparing gardens and growing vegetables.  The children also play games about nutrition and learn about good and bad bugs and worms.

No registration is necessary.   The Children’s Garden activities begin Thursday, March 26, 2015, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and continue each Thursday at the same time until June 11, 2015, weather permitting.  In addition, we’ve  added some Monday evenings from 5:30-6:15:  March 30th,  April 13th,  April 27th,  May 11th, and May 25th.

The garden is located at: Fair Oaks Independent Living Center, 1950 Lattimore St, in Denton (map). For more information, contact Denton County Master Gardener Help Desk at 940-349-2892.

 

DCMGA “Herbal Branch” Special Interest Meetings

Join the Master Gardeners one Monday each month, 10:00 – 11:00 A.M., at meetings of the Herbal Branch Special Interest Group.  Everyone is welcome and admission is free.   Each meeting will feature a presentation related to herbs.

The meetings are held at the Denton County offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at 401 W. Hickory Street, Suite 125, Denton TX 76201-9026, unless otherwise specified.  

April 27, 2015:  “Chervil”, presented by Shirlee Singer

Questions?   Contact the Denton County Master Gardener Help Desk at 940-349-2892.

DCMGA “Gardenscapers” Special Interest Meetings

Join the Master Gardeners one Monday each month, 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M., at meetings of the Gardenscapers  Special Interest Group.  Everyone is welcome and admission is free.   Each meeting will feature a presentation related to landscaping.

The meetings are held at the Denton County offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at 401 W. Hickory Street, Suite 125, Denton TX 76201-9026, unless otherwise specified.  

April:  No meeting.

Questions?   Contact the Denton County Master Gardener Help Desk at 940-349-2892.

DCMGA General Membership Meetings

Everyone is invited to join the Master Gardeners, the second Wednesday of the month (except January, February, June, October and December), 9:30 – 11:00 A.M., at their general membership meetings.

Meetings feature speakers on a variety of topics.  The meetings are held at the Denton County offices of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension at 401 W. Hickory Street, Suite 112, Denton TX 76201-9026, unless otherwise noted.

The following programs are scheduled:

May 13:  “Permaculture, Zero-Waste Systems Stacking”, Jason Ramsey, Certified Permaculturist, Perma-Scapes Land Management and Design
July 8:  “Xeriscapes and Native Plants”,  Randy Johnson, President, Native Plant Society
August 12:  “Rain Harvesting”,  Richard Smutzer, Irrigation Specialist
September 9:  “Texas-Tulips”,  Pieter Koeman  This is an evening meeting:  6:30-8:30 P.M.
November 11:  “Texas A&M Research on Vegetables”,  Joe Masabni, State Extension Agent

Questions? Contact the Denton County Master Gardener Help Desk at 940-349-2892.

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