The Ellis County Master Gardeners can’t wait to see you at the Waxahachie Civic Center for our 21st annual Lawn and Garden Expo on March 26th, 2022. Our theme is Homesteading Heroes and this year we focus on teaching you how to have a sustainable landscape and home through urban homesteading.
This idea took root when our ECMGA Calendar chairperson, Pam Daniel, brought the idea as a theme for our 2022 calendar in response to the pandemic and supply shortages we have all experienced. So, whether you want to have a large home vegetable garden or simply grow a few tomatoes and peppers, have a more drought-tolerant landscape or want to raise chickens or bees, we have something for everyone at this Expo.
The Ellis County Master program is an arm of the Texas land grant university, Texas A&M. We serve the Ellis County AgriLife Extension Service under the direction of Mark Arnold, CEA. Master Gardeners are an army of passionate horticultural volunteers committed to helping you become successful gardeners. Our mission is to provide you with the latest research-based horticultural information.
HERE IS WHERE WE ARE IN THE COMMUNITY:
We have three demonstration gardens – Ridgeview Park in Midlothian, the Butterfly Garden and Getzendaner Learning Garden in Waxahachie. Visit these educational gardens to learn more about how and what to grow in your own garden and gain new ideas for your landscape.
Last year, our 2021 ECMGA Calendar won a first-place award at the Texas Master Gardener conference. Pick up a free calendar at one of our events or at our calendar sponsors’ place of business. Tune in to our radio program on KBEC radio 99.1 FM or 1390 AM every Saturday at 8:00 am hosted by Master Gardeners Scotty Rigsby, Pam Daniel or Sheila Cloonen. Find us every Saturday at the Farmer’s Market, May through October, and other places in the community. Check out our website at ECMGA.com and sign up there for our monthly E-Gardening newsletter.
Contact our help desk with your gardening questions via phone, email or through our Facebook page.