AMARILLO – A Beginners Gardening Workshop series and Master Gardener Intern Training is planned for four consecutive Tuesdays beginning April 30 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Potter County, 3301 SE 10th Ave., Amarillo.
Each program will be from 6-8 p.m. The event is open to the public, as well as those wanting to participate in the Master Gardener program. The fee is $20, and those planning to attend are asked to preregister by calling 806-373-0713.
The dates and topics will be:
– April 30, Intro/orientation, plant growth and development, and soils and amendments.
– May 7, Earth-Kind, plant health problems: diagnosis and management.
– May 14, Home fruit and nut production, vegetable and herb gardening.
– May 21, Landscape horticulture, lawn care.
“If you are excited about spring flowers and a beautiful lawn, but are unsure about how to get there, come join our workshop series and learn the basics from the pros,” said Megan Eikner, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Potter County.
The intent of the Master Gardener program, offered through AgriLife Extension, is to help train better gardeners and develop Master Gardener volunteers, Eikner said.
Master Gardener interns are required to attend 50 hours of classroom instruction and to volunteer 50 hours of service the first year to earn the title of Master Gardener, she said. The title is only for individuals trained and certified in the program.