If you enjoy gardening, spending time outdoors or have always wanted to have the best-looking landscape in the neighborhood, then the Master Gardener program may be for you.

The Victoria County Master Gardener Association is a volunteer organization of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service The 2013 Fall Master Gardener training class will be each Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. starting August 1st. Training sessions will provide specific instruction to better your gardening skills. Those who complete the 16-week training class will be required to give back to the community 50 hours of service over the next year to become Master Gardeners.

Applications for the training class will be accepted at the Victoria County Extension Office until July 18, and applicants who are accepted into the training program will be notified by July 25. Applications can be picked up at the Victoria County Extension Office or found on the Victoria County Master Gardener website at vcmga.org.
For more information about the upcoming Master Gardener training, check out the Gardener's Dirt column in Friday's Advocate or call the extension office at 361-575-4581. Peter J. McGuill is the Victoria County extension agent - ag and natural resources. Contact him at 361-575-4581 or pjmcguill@ag.tamu.edu.