Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Today I embark on a new adventure.

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For the next eleven weeks, I'll be in training to become a Travis County Master Gardener, i.e., trying to fit alllll the information in this great big book into my tiny little brain, with the help of educators and speakers from Texas A&M, Texas AgriLife Extension staff, Master Gardeners and more.

Provided I show up for the classes and pass the final, the real fun begins -- as an edumacated TCMG intern, I'll have a goal of completing 50 volunteer hours over the next year in service to my community, in order to disseminate allllll the information in that great big book to home gardeners in the Austin area.

And if I manage to accomplish all that by October 31, 2012, I'll have the title of Travis County Master Gardener bestowed upon me, with all attendant rights, privileges and responsibilities thereof.

Weee! Wish me luck!

Words and photos © 2009-2011 Caroline Homer for "The Shovel-Ready Garden". Unauthorized reproduction is prohibited.

17 comments:

  1. That's really cool! I do wish you the best of luck!

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  2. Good luck, Caroline! But you won't need it--you'll do great!

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  3. Good luck. You'll make a great Master Gardener.

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  4. How fun... Best of luck on your new adventure.

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  5. Welcome and I'll see you soon in class...come say hi!

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  6. That's so exciting! I've been wanting to sign up for that for years; I'll be interested to hear about your experience.

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  7. Congrats! I've thought about this, but have never taken the plunge. Would love to hear more of your thoughts on the program as you get into it.

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  8. Good luck with it, Caroline! I know you'll pass with flying colors.

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  9. OMG...good luck! I've always been interested in doing that, as well...I'll be checking back to see how it goes for you!

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  10. Wow, you have a load working full-time and doing the Travis County Master Gardener class. I've always wanted to be a master gardener, but my 8 to 5 pm work schedule just doesn't allow for it. Have fun! Laura

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  11. Rock on! I'll be hitting you up with questions!

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  12. We'll know where to come with all our questions. Good luck.

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