CONSUMER HOME HORTICULTURE:
The primary focus of the consumer home horticulture program in Dallas County is to assist homeowners and residents, both single family and multifamily housing to encourage interest in environmental stewardship and home gardening. We offer a wide spectrum of literature and practical resources, host workshops and events throughout the Dallas Metroplex, provide a horticultural help desk and train, supervise and coordinate the Dallas County Master Gardener volunteer program.
Seminars cover topics such as rainwater harvesting, seasonal vegetable gardening, lawn care, tree maintenance, Earth-Kind® landscapes, propagating plants, and much more.
Horticultural Help Desk, staffed by trained Master Gardeners, is available to consumers free of charge M-F from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. For answers to your questions call (214)904-3053 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaker’s Bureau provides educational programs to civic organizations, garden clubs and other groups upon request. All speakers are trained Certified Master Gardeners who have researched and developed presentation on topic of their interest. Although there is not a charge for this program, donations are accepted to support the Master Gardener program. To contact the Speaker’s Bureau, e-mail your request to email@example.com. For further information on topics and programs please visit the DCMGA website at: http://www.dallascountymastergardeners.org/
2018 Educational Programs
Date Location Topic
January 20 Roach Feed & Seed EarthKind(R) Landscape Design
February 10 North Haven Gardens Success with Fruit Trees
February 17 North Haven Gardens EarthKind(R) Landscape Design
March 3 Calloway’s Spring Lawn Care & Maintenance
March 10 Calloway’s Spring Into Vegetable Gardening
March 17 Rowlett Road Dist. 1 Spring Into Vegetable Gardening
April 14 Midway Hills Church Grape Planting and Pruning
April 21 TBD Plants for Sun & Shade
May 5 am TBD Early Spring Lawn Care
May 5 pm North Haven Gardens Early Spring Lawn Care
May 19 Mesquite Methodist Church Rain Water Harvesting an irrigation
July 28 Rowlett Road Dist.1 Fall Vegetable Gardening
Sept. 8 Roach Feed Seed Fall Lawn Care and Maintenance
Oct . 13 North Haven Gardens Fall Planting of Trees and Shrubs
Oct. 20 Rowlett Road Dist. 1 Fall Planting of Trees and Shrubs
Nov. 3 Midway Hills Church Putting The Garden To Bed
Community and School Gardens are growing in popularity. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension assist community groups, governmental organizations, public entities and schools in assessing the feasibility of establishing a community or school garden. Assistance is also available for design or the garden. If you are thinking of establishing a school or community garden, contact Stephen Hudkins, CEA/Horticulture at (214) 904-3054 or e-mail at Stephen.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gardening Resources Links
Annual & Perennial Flowers
Trees and Woody Ornamentals
TEXAS SUPER STAR PLANTS
Fruit and Nut Resources
Vegetables & Herbs
Soil & Fertilizing
Insects, Diseases & Weeds
Right now, you can take the 40 Gallon Challenge. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has compiled some helpful information on the need to conserve water and the 40 Gallon Challenge. Click here to read the Texas point of view. Click here for more information on ways you can conserve water in your home and garden today.
You can also view Texas A&M’s Water Education Network featuring programs and education related to water conservation, water management, irrigation and water quality.