Our Master Gardener program in Collin County is an educational and volunteer program affiliated with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University system.
The over 300 members of the Collin County Master Gardeners Association (CCMGA) are citizens of the local community who not only take an active interest in their own lawns, trees, and gardens but also strive to promote sound horticultural practices in the community. Members receive invaluable training and continuing opportunities for education, then share their horticultural expertise through a wide variety of projects benefiting Collin County residents and organizations.
In 2018, Collin County Master Gardeners logged nearly 26,000 hours of volunteer service to the community. Some were back-bending hours spent planting and tending public and community garden sites. Others were mind-bending hours spent answering horticulture questions from the public or presenting talks to local groups. Still other projects involved working with young people, senior citizens, and patients in a local hospital.
In 2011, CCMGA was awarded Outstanding Texas Master Gardener Association for medium sized organizations.
The Collin County Master Gardeners Association is organized as a 501(3)(c) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. We have two fund-raising events each year: The Spring Plant Sale and our Fall Bulb & Perennial Mart. Money raised from these events is used to purchase supplies and fund educational programs and activities that we offer to the community.
Please explore our Community Service section of the site to see all the ways we help the gardeners in our community.
2020 OFFICERS OF THE COLLIN COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS ASSOCIATION
- President – Susan Blakey
- Vice President – Carol Davis
- Program Director – Cheryl Long
- Administration Director – Marv Olson
- Membership Director - Linda Corbin
- Treasurer – Bonnie Landon
- Secretary – Nancy Harmon
- Immediate Past President* – Kim Schultz
- Advocate* – Durinda Fisher
- Advocate* – Edie Fife
- Advocate* – Jenny Nelson
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