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2013-05-16 / Community News

Wesley and Sheri Sweet are new Texas Master Gardeners



Wesley and Sheri Sweet of Lexington are new certified Texas Master Gardeners. On Wednesday, May 8, a graduation ceremony and lunch was held at 44 Farms near Cameron for the sixteen members of the Little River Basin (Milam County) Texas Master Gardener training class of 2013. Texas Master Gardeners is an educational volunteer program conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System. To become a certified Texas Master Gardener, a participant attends 50 hours of instruction and then shares this knowledge by donating 50 hours of volunteer service back to the community. Wesley and Sheri each completed the required classroom training on a variety of subjects including soil and nutrients, vegetable gardening, water conservation, perennials, roses, herbs, entomology, lawn care and landscaping, plant propagation, Earthkind plants, wildscapes and butterfly gardening, home fruit and nut production, and the Junior Master Gardener program. In addition, they each completed the requisite volunteer work, which included many hours helping in the construction and planting of the Monarch Butterfly Garden located at the Milano Junction Memorial Garden in Milano. Wesley and Sheri Sweet of Lexington are new certified Texas Master Gardeners. On Wednesday, May 8, a graduation ceremony and lunch was held at 44 Farms near Cameron for the sixteen members of the Little River Basin (Milam County) Texas Master Gardener training class of 2013. Texas Master Gardeners is an educational volunteer program conducted by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System. To become a certified Texas Master Gardener, a participant attends 50 hours of instruction and then shares this knowledge by donating 50 hours of volunteer service back to the community. Wesley and Sheri each completed the required classroom training on a variety of subjects including soil and nutrients, vegetable gardening, water conservation, perennials, roses, herbs, entomology, lawn care and landscaping, plant propagation, Earthkind plants, wildscapes and butterfly gardening, home fruit and nut production, and the Junior Master Gardener program. In addition, they each completed the requisite volunteer work, which included many hours helping in the construction and planting of the Monarch Butterfly Garden located at the Milano Junction Memorial Garden in Milano.

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