Commissioners Court Recognizes Master Gardeners

Commissioners Court Proclamation about Master Gardeners in December of 2012. Photo: KCMGA.
Commissioners Court Proclamation about Master Gardeners in December of 2012. Photo: KCMGA.
Commissioners Court Proclamation about Master Gardeners in December of 2012. Photo: KCMGA.

On December 23, 2013, the Kaufman County Commissioners Court recognized the contributions of the Kaufman County Master Gardeners. County Judge Bruce Wood presented the members present with a proclamation recognizing the educational efforts of the organization. (Link to document.)

Since its inception in 2000, eighty seven Master Gardeners have been certified, with more than half still active. These volunteers have donated over 50,000 hours, nearly 2500 in 2013. Master Gardeners prepare and present educational programs and workshops free or at low cost on a wide variety of gardening topics. For example, the 2014 Spring Seminar to be held on February 22, 2014, focuses on backyard farming. (For more information about this seminar, see the Master Gardener website at http://www.kcmga.org or call 469-376-4520.)

In addition to educational programs, Master Gardeners maintain the Garden Learning Center, located in front of the South Annex at 3003 Washington, near the corner of State Highway 34 and FM 1388. There are demonstration gardens, including those for cacti and succulents, grasses, herbs, shrubs, and bulbs, that where visitors can see examples of plants that do well with little maintenance. There are also gardens for special purposes, like the butterfly garden or the rain garden. The Texas garden features native and adapted Texas plants. The garden is watered entirely by rainwater harvesting, which is also demonstrated at the Center. A greenhouse is under construction for future use.

Since its inception in 2000, eighty seven Master Gardeners have been certified, with more than half still active. These volunteers have donated over 50,000 hours, nearly 2500 in 2013. Master Gardeners prepare and present educational programs and workshops free or at low cost on a wide variety of gardening topics. For example, the 2014 Spring Seminar to be held on February 22, 2014, focuses on backyard farming. (For more information about this seminar, see the Master Gardener website at http://www.kcmga.org or call 972-932-9069.)

In addition to educational programs, Master Gardeners maintain the Garden Learning Center, located in front of the South Annex at 3003 Washington, near the corner of State Highway 34 and FM 1388. There are demonstration gardens, including those for cacti and succulents, grasses, herbs, shrubs, and bulbs, that where visitors can see examples of plants that do well with little maintenance. There are also gardens for special purposes, like the butterfly garden or the rain garden. The Texas garden features native and adapted Texas plants. The garden is watered entirely by rainwater harvesting, which is also demonstrated at the Center. A greenhouse is under construction for future use.

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