Questions about Master Gardener Programs
I was wondering if a few of you master gardeners out there could give me an idea of what the programs are like. I looked on the net and I didn't see an extension service program in my county. There is a master gardener program at Texas A&M but that is probably 2 hours from here by car.
I am looking for a career change (not quite "mid-life") after my youngest starts in kindergarten a couple of years from now. I have been an R.N. for 12 years and don't really want to go back to that stress. Just being a mom is stress enough for me.
I have a forest green thumb and have loved growing plants since my mom and dad let me have a pothos in my room at the age of 8. I didn't kill it believe it or not, a year later it was 6ft. long. I got bitten by the orchid "bug" 3 or 4 years ago and my collection has grown to 80+ plants. Do you specialize in a specific type of plant? Are the programs open to people who just love plants or do you have to have a degree in something plant related? Any other comments would be welcome.
Thanks in advance for your time.