My Bio

Angela Chandler is a lifelong gardener with a passion for learning and for teaching.  She and her husband, Fred, tend a ½ acre micro-homestead in Highlands, Texas.  They grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, and bee-friendly plants.  They have a flock of chickens, beehives, and pet goats.  Rounding out the family are their dogs – a Lab mix named Harley, and a little mutt named Ditch that Fred rescued from……………..wait for it……………the ditch beside the back gate.


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  • The Garden Writer’s Association
  • Louisiana Society for Horticultural Research
  • California Rare Fruit Growers


  • The Houston Chronicle (monthly column 2004 – 2011)
  • Fine Gardening Magazine (regional feature)
  • The Arbor Gate (monthly blog) (
  • Houston House & Home

National presentations:

  • Grow Your Own Eden – home hybridizing and seed saving; The American Community Garden Association, San Francisco, CA 2012 Conference
  • High Density Home Orchards; The American Community Garden Association, San Francisco, CA 2012 Conference


  • Urban Harvest – Instructor, Fruit Tree Sale Team (
  • Texas Master Gardener, Harris County Precinct 2, Retired Status
  • Texas Master Naturalists, Inactive

I am retired from the TMG program and inactive with the TMN program.  I do not represent them with the content on this site, nor do I represent them in my programs, but my former active membership is a part of my garden life and experience.

They are valuable programs that benefit their members and the community.  I encourage participation in the educational opportunity offered by each program.  Information about classes and public programs can be found at local extension services.

Achievements during my tenure:

Texas Master Gardener 2000 (Retired 2010)

  • Certified Propagation Specialist
  • Certified Greenhouse Management Specialist
  • Certified Rainwater Harvesting Specialist
  • Certified Entomology Specialist
  • Former Coordinator Precinct 2 Master Gardener Satellite
  • Former President Harris County Master Gardener Association
  • Texas State Master Gardener of the Year (Awarded 2004)

Texas Master Naturalist 2001

  • Watersmart Program Volunteer
  • Habitat Highways Volunteer