The Grayson County Master Gardeners are hosting a seminar titled, “Backyard Chickens – Starting from Scratch” 6:30 p.m. March 8. Master Gardener Julie Burrow will present “Urban Chickens: Where to Start.”

Burrow will cover building a coop, chick care, integrating younger chicks to the coop, and things to watch for. Kathy and Jon Mulherin with Breedin’ & Broodin’ will tell about their egg production business and discuss how to hatch eggs with an incubator.

The event will be held at the Grayson County Courthouse in the 2nd Floor Assembly Room. Those attending should enter through the South Entrance of the Courthouse. Cost for the event is $10 with limited seating available. Snacks will be provided.

Also, the Grayson County Master Gardeners are currently holding classes for new interns. The classes taught by experts and Master Gardener members cover a range of gardening topic.

As a new offering, classes will be open to the public for a fee of $25 per day. A person may attend one or both sessions offered on that day.

Upcoming classes will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday for Plant Propagation and 1-4 p.m. for Fruits and Nuts taught by Nancy Taylor. Horticulture Basics: Growth & Development taught by Texas A & M AgriLife Center Program Specialist Dorothy Woodson will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 7. On March 14, Xeriscaping taught by Mary Rylant will be from 9 a.m. to noon and shrubs taught by Barbara Grisham will be held from 1-4 p.m. On March 21, tree selection and care taught by Steve Houser of Arborilogical Services Inc. The Tree Care Experts will be from 9 a.m. to noon and Earth kind principles taught by Extension Horticulturist Associate Professor Steve George will be from 1-4 p.m.

Classes will be held in the Grayson County Courthouse in either the 2nd floor Assembly Room (enter through the South entrance) or in the Commissioner’s Courtroom.

For the chicken class as well as the intern programs, call the Master Gardener office to reserve a spot at 903-813-4204 or email