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Permian Basin Master Gardeners is an educational service organization of volunteers trained by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. PBMG members are trained in horticulture, landscaping, soil improvement, water conservation, rainwater harvesting, greenhouse management, ground fire and drought protection, garden entomology, and many other topics of importance to West Texas Gardeners.


The Permian Basin Master Gardeners was established in 1991 with the goal of supporting the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and providing horticultural training to Permian Basin Citizens.

In 1991, we certified our first 12 Master Gardeners, and have since grown our membership to 88 certified members who serve Midland and Ector Counties year-round through educational opportunities and service projects.


Annually, our members volunteer thousands of hours in support of our mission, which stays the same to this day:

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

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all citizens without regard to race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, US Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Court of Texas cooperating.

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