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 EVENTS

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. 

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

BROWN BAG SERIES--by West Texas Food Bank

Wednesday March 18  Noon - 1

This month is Good Bugs, Bad Bugs--Presenter Jeanette Castanon

These are one hour classes.They will be at the West Texas Food Bank in Midland.  Each month will be a different subject.  They are on the third Wednesday each month. Bring your lunch (if  you want) and enjoy some great gardening information.  These classes are FREE and everyone is welcome.  

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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BROWN BAG SERIES--by West Texas Food Bank

Wednesday April 15 Noon - 1

This month is Herbs- Barbara Porsch

These are one hour classes.They will be at the West Texas Food Bank in Midland.  Each month will be a different subject.  They are on the third Wednesday each month. Bring your lunch (if  you want) and enjoy some great gardening information.  These classes are FREE and everyone is welcome.

2020 Plant Sale

Our 2020 Plant Sale will be April 25, 2020 at the Ector County Coliseum. 9A.M.- 1P.M.

More information to to come 

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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BROWN BAG SERIES--by West Texas Food Bank

Wednesday June 17 Noon - 1

This month is Composting with Worms---Presenter Nancy Donovan

These are one hour classes.They will be at the West Texas Food Bank in Midland.  Each month will be a different subject.  They are on the third Wednesday each month. Bring your lunch (if  you want) and enjoy some great gardening information.  These classes are FREE and everyone is welcome.

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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BROWN BAG SERIES--by West Texas Food Bank

Wednesday July 15 Noon - 1

This month is Propagation--Janette Frentress

These are one hour classes.They will be at the West Texas Food Bank in Midland.  Each month will be a different subject.  They are on the third Wednesday each month. Bring your lunch (if  you want) and enjoy some great gardening information.  These classes are FREE and everyone is welcome.

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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EARTH-KIND® VEGETABLE, HERB, AND FLOWER GARDEN

Friday March 6, 2020 6:00-8:00 P.M.

Dr. Steve George Extension Specialist

Jeanette Castanon County Extension Agent: Horticulture

Barbara Porsch Permian Basin Master Gardener

This class will be at the Midland Extension Office

During this unique educational experience, you will learn how to transform a sunny corner of your landscape into a beautiful, productive, and fully integrated Earth-Kind® destination garden featuring the freshest vegetables, herbs enhanced by stunning blossoms from some of our most beautiful flowering plants. 

GET INVOLVED

The Permian Basin Master Gardeners (Midland/Ector Counties) began in 1991 by certifying 12 Master Gardeners. Today, the certified membership is 71.

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.