Upcoming Events

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

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.

 

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.  

June meeting:  June 22, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.   This meeting will be held in one of the gardens featured on the 2015 garden tour, at 1306 Heather Lane, Denton, Texas 76209 (map)

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:  June 29, “Gardening with Seed Mats” by Joanne Fells

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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