Welcome to the
Permian Basin Master Gardeners

Helping West Texas Gardeners Grow...


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Ector County Office
1010 East 8th Street
Odessa, TX  79761-4634

Ector County Extension Agent-Horticulture
Jeff Floyd


Phone: (432) 498-4071
Fax: (432) 498-4044
Email: Ector-tx@tamu.edu

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Midland County Office

2445 East Highway 80
Midland, TX  79706-4310

Midland County Extension Agent-Horticluture
Jeff Floyd


Phone: (432) 686-4700
Fax: (432) 686-4704
Email: Midland-tx@tamu.edu

Welcome to the Website of the Permian Basin Master Gardeners.  We are an educational service organization of volunteers trained by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. PBMG members are trained in horticulture, landscaping, soil improvement, water conservation, rainwater harvesting, greenhouse management, ground fire and drought protection, garden entomology, and many other topics of importance to West Texas Gardeners.

Our members offer services to residents of the Permian Basin through a wide variety of projects. These include

  • expert presentations, workshops, and other public education efforts;

  • the annual Plant Sale at the Midland County Horseshoe Center;

  • the annual Home and Garden Show at the Horseshoe Center;

  • consultation at both the Ector and Midland County Extension Offices

  • information available on this Website.

Gardening remains the Number One hobby in the United States.  Here in the Permian Basin – in spite of climatic extremes and challenging soils – it is a highly popular pursuit.  The secrets of working with this area’s special conditions are what Master Gardeners have spent long hours learning and sharing.  We are happy to pass along that gardening knowledge to you. (There is now a small charge for some workshops and public information presentations.)