Upcoming Events

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

2015 Denton County Fruit, Vegetable, Herb and Flower Show

All Denton County residents are invited to enter the Denton County 2015 Fruit, Vegetable, Herb and Flower Show on Saturday, June 13 at Denton County Historical Park (corner of Carroll Blvd. and Mulberry Street in Denton) (map).  Registration is from 9 A.M. to 10 A.M. Awards will be presented at noon or immediately following the judging. Visit our Ask a Master Gardener booth from 9 A.M. until noon.

Download a printable flyer (pdf or jpg) for show rules and award information. Sponsored by Denton County Master Gardener Association, NorthStar Bank, Denton Main Street Program, Denton County Historical Society, and Denton County Farmers Market Association.

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.  

May 25:  Due to excess water, this month’s meeting at the Jackson’s garden is cancelled.

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.  

June Meeting:  TBA

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:

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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