It is the mission of the Collin County Master Gardeners Association to:
Assist and support the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
in providing our community with research-based information on
sustainable horticultural practices and environmental stewardship.
Gardeners have had one mission - to provide research-based information to
the residents of Collin County in order to encourage them to learn about safe,
effective and sustainable horticultural practices. Affiliated with the Texas A&M
AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University system, our Master
Gardener program is both an educational as well as volunteer program.
The hundreds of members of the Collin County Master Gardeners
Association (CCMGA) come from all walks of life and all parts of Collin County.
They take an active interest in their own lawns, trees and gardens, but also
strive to promote sound horticultural practices within their own community.
Through the annual training program, Master Gardener students receive
invaluable training through 65 hours of instruction that covers topics including
lawn care, ornamental trees and shrubs, insect, disease, and weed
management; soils and plant nutrition, vegetable gardening; home fruit
production; garden flowers; and water conservation.
Following this training program, all Master Gardeners receive continuing
opportunities for education, then share their research-based horticultural
expertise through a variety of projects benefiting Collin County residents and
organizations such as the annual Garden Show, A Walk in the Park and other
workshops and events throughout the county.
Organized as a 501(3)(c) non-profit, tax-exempt organization, CCMGA has
two fundraising events each year - the spring Plant Sale and the fall Bulb &
Perennial Mart. Money raised from these events supports the many projects of
CCMGA as well as funds the wide variety of educational programs and
activities that we offer to the community.