Now Taking Applications for the Fall 2016 Children’s Vegetable Garden Program!
Apply early as space is limited. Children must be able to attend the Children’s Vegetable Garden Program every Saturday, August 20 through December 3, from 9am to Noon. For more information and to register, visit the San Antonio Botanical Garden (SABOT) website: www.sabot.org/education/childrens-education/childrens-vegetable-garden-program/
. Presented by partner organizations Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service, Bexar County Master Gardeners and SABOT. For more information, email David Rodriguez, Bexar County Extension Agent-Horticulturist,firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (210) 467-6575
. Donations are always accepted and appreciated in order to grow this program.
When: Mon, Aug 8, 5:50-8pm and Tue, Aug 9, 8am-7pm
Where: Blue Star Brewery, 1414 S Alamo St, 78210 (Monday evening); and bus tour (Tuesday) departing from & returning to La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown SA,100 W. Cesar E Chavez Blvd. 78204
Info: If you are interested in olive oil production,Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and TX Dept of Agriculture have partnered to host a driving bus tour of four olive orchards in the San Antonio/Wintergarden area onTue which will be preceded by an educational program on Mon evening. Registration is $35/person online. 10 CEUs; Code 501. AgriLife Today has an excellent article on this Bus Tour. For more information email Monte Nesbitt, Texas A&M AgriLife Ext Horticulture in College Station: MLNesbitt@tamu.edu
Orientation for Children’s Vegetable Garden (CVG) Program
-- Details on MG Calendar
WHEN: Sat, Aug 13, 10:30am-Noon
WHERE: San Antonio Botanical Gardens (Auld House), 555 Funston Pl, 78209
INFO: If you are interested in joining a group of seasoned Master Gardeners/ Volunteers and can share some of your time on Saturday mornings, please attend this Orientation (on Aug 13th) for the Fall Session (Sat, Aug 20 thru Sat, Dec 3). The Orientation will be held in the AULD HOUSE (not the Education Center); please park in the main lot at the garden and let Admissions know you are attending the CVGP Volunteer Fall 2016 Orientation. A map of the garden is available on the BCMG Calendar. For more information, email David Rodriguez, Extension Agent-Horticulture, email@example.com
or Mary Fernandez, CVG Program Lead,firstname.lastname@example.org
Colorization of Bluebonnets
––BCMG Educational Seminar -- Details on MG Calendar
When: Thu, Aug 18, 1-3:30pm
Where: Texas AgriLife Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge Dr., Suite 208, San Antonio TX 78230
Info: The Texas State Flower has been given notable attention in paintings, songs and roadway beautification efforts. The “blue” in bluebonnet is only one of many colors available in this remarkable and beautiful wildflower. Retired AgriLife Extension Horticulturist Dr. Jerry Parsons worked many years to expand the choice of colors for the gardener and for overall beautification, and to garner further recognition for the Texas bluebonnet. During this afternoon seminar, Dr Parsons will share the history and efforts that have led to colorful new selections.
Start Growing Your Fall Tomatoes Now! -- Details on MG Calendar
When: Saturday, August 27 10:30am–Noon
Where: Milberger’s Landscape Nursery
Info: This free Earth-Kind® Seminar will be presented by David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist. South Texas offers vegetable gardeners two great growing seasons every year. Fall has milder temperatures which bring out the best flavors in home vegetable gardens. Insects and disease are less bothersome. And you can grow warm- and cool-season crops. Bring your questions and a notebook.
It’s More Than the Spring! -- Details on MG Calendar
When: Sat, Sep 10, 10:30am–Noon
Where: Milberger’s Landscape Nursery, 3920 N Loop 1604 E., 78247
Info: This free Earth-Kind® Seminar will be presented by David Rodriguez, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulturist. He will help you prepare for a Fall and Winter Vegetable Garden. David will answer your specific questions about your gardening issues. Bring a notebook.
Earth-Kind® combines organic and traditional principles that help homeowners create lush yet environmentally safe gardens and landscapes. These research-proven techniques are successful, and preserve and protect the environment.
For more information, go to: http://www.milbergernursery.com/event/its-more-than-the-spring/
BEE Informed at This Seminar––BCMG Meeting & Presentation — Details on MG Calendar
When: Thursday, September 22, 6-8:30pm (Note change to fourth Thursday!)
Where: Texas AgriLife Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge Dr., Suite 208, 78230
Info: Come and hear all about the Life of a Commercial Beekeeper as Lived by Randy Verhoek! Randy, a South Dakota native, and his wife Roberta started keeping bees in 1990. What started as a smaller scale operation with around 750 hives transformed into a commercial business involving over 4,000 hives in 1999. Roberta's grandfather provided valuable mentorship with his 60 years of experience, and by 2003 they founded IntegriBees, LLC in Danbury, TX. The Danbury operation is now the base operation for raising queens and bees for Texas and North Dakota honey production, as well as wintering bees until they are sent to California for almond pollination. Randy is on the board of directors of the National Honey Bee Advisory Board, is a founding member of the Pollinator Stewardship Council, serves as the past President of the American Honey Producers Association (A.H.P.A.), and also is a member of the Honey Bee Health Coalition as a representative for the A.H.P.A.
Bexar County Master Gardner (BCMG) General Meetings are free to members and the public, and are usually held on the evening of the third Thursday every other month at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office, Suite 208. Note: this meeting is being held on the fourth Thursday! The meeting will begin with a social time at 6pm followed by the presentation at 6:30pm. For more information contact the BCMG President: President@bexarmg.org
, or call 210-631-0400
, or visit:http://www.bexarmg.org/come-bee-informed/