The April 2016 Scion - monthly newsletter of Bexar County Master Gardeners - can be read online by clicking ------- HERE
Earthkind Gardening Practices––BCMG General Meeting
When: Thu, May 26, 6-8:30pm
Where: 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, San Antonio, TX 78230
Info: Bexar County Master Gardeners (BCMG) meeting begins with a social time at 6pm followed by a special, free presentation at 6:30pm.
David Rodriguez, Agri-life Extension Service, will combine the best of organic gardening with the best of traditional gardening and include elements of Integrated Pest Management. More information at http://www.bexarmg.org.
Citrus Trees for your Patio & Landscape
When: Sat, May 28,10:30am-Noon
Where: Milberger's Landscaping & Nursery, 3920 North Loop 1604, 78247
Info: 1.5 CEUs. Free. Growing citrus is a lot of fun and well worth your time! Come visit with David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Horticulturist, and he will tell you how!
The Basics of Homemade Wine
When: Thu, Jun 9, 8:30am-4pm
Where: Gardens at Old Town Helotes 15060 Antonio Drive Helotes, TX 78023
Info: Dr. Larry A. Stein and Dr. Justin Scheiner will be present a history of wine making,and discuss how to grow grapes and other winemaking fruit, steps and equipment for starting, and a wine making demonstration. RSVP by emailing Angel Torres, or calling 210 631-0400. $40 per person includes lunch; make check payable to Bexar County Master Gardeners 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 212, San Antonio, TX 78230. Deadline to register is Monday, Noon, June 6.
Butterflies, Butterflies––BCMG Educational Seminar
When: Thu, Jun 16, 1-3:30pm
Where: Texas AgriLife Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge Dr., Suite 208, 78230
Info: Free. Come hear Monika Maekle, the butterfly evangelist, caterpillar wrangler, master gardener, weekend rancher, mother, wife, daughter, friend. Monika makes her living in media and marketing, usually at the computer, writing for the Texas Butterfly Ranch, reporting on nature for the Rivard Report, and hatching plans at the Arsenal Group. But she’d rather be outside!
Tree Disease Identification & Mgmt: What You Need to Know
When: Fri, Jun 17, 8:30am-3:30pm
Where: Phil Hardberger Park (Urban Ecology Center), 8400 NW Military Hwy, TX 78231
Info: See the BCMG Calendar for Agenda with topics and presenters. RSVP by June 13th with registration fee of $40 in advance or $50 at the door; lunch included. Make check payable to 218310-60004 (cash will be accepted) Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Email Angel Torres or call 210 631-0400 for more information.
Rainwater Harvesting Made Easy
When: Sat, Jun 18, 9am-Noon
Where: Texas A&M AgriLife Ext Svc 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208 San Antonio, TX 78230
Info: In times of drought we think about water conservation and availability. In this workshop, Master Gardeners will show you how easy it is to harvest FREE water and save money by collecting and storing rainwater. Lou Kellogg and Anna Vogler will demonstrate how to build and use your own system. RSVP early due to limited space of 20. Contact Angel Torres at 210 631-0400 by June 12. Reg fee is $50 and includes your own rain barrel. ($60 for couple and only one rain barrel).
Adult Leader Training
Beginning July 27, 2016 thru July 29, 2016 at
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, San Antonio, TX 78230
Come join us for the 2016 Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Adult Leader Training designed for teachers, educators, and volunteers from throughout the state in support of Youth Gardening. Educators will learn about "hands-on" group and individual learning experiences that will provide an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the minds of children.
Learn how to establish and sustain a youth garden.
Learn how to create a JMG program.
Be trained in the JMG curriculum.
Obtain Continuing Professional Education Hours for the three-day training.
For application visit our website at Bexar-tx.tamu.edu
Registration fee of $100 must be included with application and is non-refundable.
This registration fee of $100 is kept at this low price with the generous grant provided
by San Antonio Livestock Exposition
Deadline is July 18th