Harvesting for Houston: Harris County Master Gardener Donations
In August 2017, flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey destroyed our headquarters at the AgriLife Extension Office located at Bear Creek Park in west Harris County. The testing and demonstration gardens, orchards, and green house at the Extension Office were all ruined. These gardens were utilized to evaluate the best adapted plants and practices for gardening in this area and produced as much as 3200 pounds of fruit and vegetables for those in need across Harris County.
Our association’s main purpose is to assist Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Harris County in their mission to provide research-based information to help the public learn about gardening and horticulture. Master Gardener volunteers assist the AgriLife Extension Agents by attending public events across Harris County to answer questions and give solutions to problems people have in their garden or landscape. We are passionate about educating children and adults to become self-sufficient gardeners. From Cylinder Gardening programs at schools, to gardening lectures across the community, and garden therapy programs, we expand Extension’s mission to serve Harris County residents with research-based information and assistance in horticulture.
We strive to offer area residents healthy plants, provide the horticulture knowledge to grow gardens, and help the public to develop their landscapes. The public has flocked to our sales for 20 years, to buy the highest quality trees, vegetables, herbs, and plants that are hand-selected for the greater Houston area.
The loss of the facilities and resources at the Extension Office significantly impacted our ability to improve the lives of residents through horticulture education and outreach. However, our determination and efforts to fulfill this mission continue to press forward. We need help to continue our work at the level of involvement for which we are known. Please consider helping support us as we work to rebuild and to continue our programs that make Harris County a better place to live, and to garden!
Your donation will help us continue to serve Harris County. Your donation is appreciated, as are all donations made to Harris County Master Gardener Association.
To donate* by mail, send your check, clearly noted as “Donation” to:
Harris County Master Gardener Association, Inc.
13105 Northwest Freeway, Suite 1000
Houston, Texas 77040
*HCMGA is a qualified charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3), eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions.
Other Ways to Support Us
Your generous donations* are used to support and fund testing and demonstration gardens and horticulture education programs throughout Harris County.
Kroger Community Rewards Program
The Kroger Community Rewards Program will donate a percentage of your purchases to HCMGA. The Non-Profit Organization number for HCMGA is 17459
- Sign up for a Kroger Plus Card in person at your nearby Kroger
- Create or Sign in to your Kroger Plus Card account online.
- Under Account Settings, enroll or update your Community Rewards settings.
- HCMGA’s Organization number is 17459.
- Remember, you must re-enroll each year to continue earning rewards for your chosen organization.
For additional information, visit: Kroger Community Rewards
Randall’s Good Neighbor Program
To join Randall’s Good Neighbor Program, complete a Charity Addition/Deletion form at your Randall’s Grocery Store Courtesy Booth.
- Randall’s will update your Randall’s Remarkable Rewards Card to list HCMGA as a charity of your choice
- Randall’s will donate 1% of your total grocery purchases to HCMGA.
- You must use your Randall’s Remarkable Rewards Card during the transaction for the purchase to count toward the program.
- The Charity Number for HCMGA is 13834.
For additional information, visit: Randall’s Good Neighbor
Texas Master Gardener Specialty License Plate
Support the Texas Master Gardener Association by displaying specialty license plates on your vehicle. From the $30 specialty plate fee, $22 goes to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for graduate student assistantships within the Texas Master Gardener Program and to support activities related to the Texas Master Gardener Program.