OUR MISSION

The Permian Basin Master Gardener program is designed to support the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and provide horticultural training to Permian Basin Citizens.

CONTACT

Midland County Extension

2445 E Hwy 80

Midland, TX 79706
 

432-686-4700

https://midland.agrilife.org/contact/

Ector County Extension

1010 E 8th Street

Odessa, TX 79761

432-498-4071

https://ector.agrilife.org/contact/

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WEST TEXAS GARDENERS

VOLUNTEER AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR

UPCOMING CLASSES

2020 Calendars are now for sale

Our 2020 calendars are here. It not only is a calendar, it has tips each month to help you plan a successful vegetable garden. They are $12 each and can be purchased at the Midland Farmers Market at the Master Gardeners booth, in Odessa at the Extension office 1010 E. 8th, or from a Master Gardener. The tips are for the Midland/Odessa area and all the pictures are taken in the Midland/Odessa area. 

GARDENING ON A BUDGET

Tuesday       February 11 6-9 p.m.

Wednesday February 12 9 a.m. -Noon

This is our first class of 2020.  It will help you stay on a budget when designing your garden.

Instructor: Master Gardener Jim Longstreet.

It will be at the Midland County Extension Office.

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PRUNING TREES/ SHRUBS

Tuesday       February 25 6-9 p.m.

Wednesday February 26 9 a.m. -Noon

Join us and learn the correct way to trim, train, and prune you trees and shrubs.

Instructor: County Agent Jeanette Castanon.

This class will be at the Midland County Extension Office

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POLLINATORS LANDSCAPING/HERBS

Thursday March 26 6-9 p.m.

Friday       March 27  9 a.m. -Noon

Join us and get to know the pollinators in our area.

Instructor: Debbie Frost/Master Gardener Barbara Posch

This class will be at the West Texas Food Bank in Odessa

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INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

Thursday May 21 6-9 p.m.

Friday       May 22 9 a.m. -Noon

Learn to identify the wonderful world of insects in our area.  Some of them good and some not so good.

Instructor: County Agent Jeanette Castanon

This class will be at the West Texas Food Bank in Odessa

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PRESERVING THE HARVEST

Thursday July 9 6-9 p.m.

Friday       July 10 9 a.m. -Noon

Preserve your hard work you have put into the garden.  Enjoy you harvest all year long.

Instructor: Master Gardener/County Agent Abigail Pritchard

This class will be at the West Texas Food Bank Odessa

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SOILS AND FERTILITY

Thursday August 13 6-9 p.m.

Friday       August 14 9 a.m. -Noon

Understanding the importance of rich fertile soil

Instructor: County Agent Jeanette Castanon

This Class will be at the West Texas Food Bank Odessa

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GET INVOLVED

The Permian Basin Master Gardeners (Midland/Ector Counties) began in 1991 by certifying 12 Master Gardeners. Today, the certified membership is 88.

Projects and gardens maintained by the PBMG are described in other areas of this web site, which first appeared in September, 2006, as a means to better reach our audience: all kinds of West Texas Gardeners!

The Permian Basin Master Gardener (PBMG) Program is a volunteer and educational program,whose members are trained by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service-Texas A&M University System.

JOIN

The Permian Basin Master Gardener New Member Training Program runs annually from January through May. Classes are held on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.​

CLASSES

We offer classes on a variety of gardening subjects.  The classes are once a month at the Odessa Food Bank.  We have a class in the evening and the same class in the morning.

RESOURCES

We offer a variety of resources for West Texas gardeners, including recommended plant lists, weekly blog posts, useful gardening tips, and educational materials from Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension.

OUR MISSION

The Permian Basin Master Gardener program is designed to support the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and provide horticultural training to Permian Basin Citizens.