The "Dirt Doctor," Howard Garrett, author of 14 books and columnist for The Dallas Morning News, will be speaking in Hamilton at 6 p.m. May 14 at the Hamilton Junior High Cafetorium, thanks to underwriting by Maestro-Gro, Hamilton's organic fertilizer and plant food manufacturer.
Garrett is a landscape architect by training, with extensive experience in landscape contracting, greenhouse growing, golf course planning and maintenance and organic development. He has devoted his life to establishing a leadership role in the natural organic marketplace. He offers useful information and advice about natural organic gardening, landscaping, pet health and care, pest control, and a natural way to live our lives. The 15 members of the Hamilton County Master Gardener Association (HCMGA) are hosting the educational event, which will earn two CEUs for both Private Applicator Licensees and Certified Master Gardeners. "Anyone can benefit from this exceptional two-hour event for a low registration fee of $14 at the door for the general public, and $12 for Master Gardeners," according to Michael Langford, HCMGA treasurer and event chairperson. All tickets purchased by May 8 will be discounted by $2.
Maestro-Gro. Inc. is a family-owned and operated fertilizer and plant food manufacturer. Founded in 1987, when Gary DeMasters (the Maestro) formulated the original Maestro-Gro product line and has grown into an industry leader with sales all over the United States and many countries abroad. Their products are 100% organic or natural.
Questions about a product can be directed to their toll free number at 888-378-4976 or by using the "Contact Us" from on their web site maestro-gro.com, to e-mail them.
For ticket purchases or more information on the Howard Garrett speaking engagement, Langford can be reached at 254-372-3120 or email@example.com, 2470 County Road 513, Hamilton, or Ellis Stevens, also a Certified Master Gardener, at 254-386-4700 or firstname.lastname@example.org, 1103 E. Boynton, Hamilton 76531.
The Master Gardener program is offered through Texas Agri-Life Extension Services (formerly Hamilton County Extension Service) of The Texas A&M University System, coordinated by Darik Chabot, Hamilton County ag agent.