TOPIC: How to build a Raised Bed and Utilizing Drip Irrigation
SPEAKERS: Ron Csehil and Dr. Tom Harris
WHEN: May 21, Tues, 6:30 - 8:30pm
WHERE: 3355 Cherry Ridge Suite 208
COST: $10 payable at the door
RSVP: to Angel Torres 210-467-6575
Now is the time to begin planning your entries into the Festival of Flowers Horticulture show which will be held on May 25, 2012.
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CAMP TIME FOR CHILDREN
Details and applications for the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Kids gARTening Camp can be found on the Spring 2013 Childrens Vegetable Garden Page. Click HERE
Most of you have seen that headline in the Sunday paper and many of you can relate to the 7-11 convenience stores. The new watering hours of 7-11 A.M. and 7-11 P.M. will be easy to remember and we will probably notice less people with bags under their eyes! I think that was a great move by SAWS for another reason, when timers are set for daylight hours people will spot irrigation problems and leaks they didn’t see before. As pointed out in the article by Karen Guz, Conservation Director at SAWS “the darkness hid watering malfunctions and leaks that wasted thousands of gallons.”
Bexar County Master Gardeners are trained, certified volunteers who support the educational horticulture programs and Texas AgriLife Extension service in Bexar County. We work with County Extension Agent-Horticulture David Rodriguez to create and maintain gardens that showcase plants for our area; we share planting, composting, and irrigation methods; we present information at garden and trade events, organize educational programs and conferences; answer horticultural inquiries over the telephone; present educational programs to various groups; introduce children to gardens through programs in schools; and increase awareness of integrated pest management, water conservation, and other environmental stewardship issues.
Master Gardener training sessions are held in spring and fall, with a short, intensive course during the summer for teachers to train with the Junior Master Gardener curriculum. The Spring 2013 class began March 6. After acceptance into the program, students are required to submit a background check, attend the 13-week course, and complete 50 hours of volunteer service within a year before they are certified as a Master Gardener. Lectures by experts in their field, hands-on activities, and field trips make up the classroom experience. A large variety of volunteer activities offered throughout the year provide ample opportunity to complete the service requirement. After initial certification, Master Gardeners are required to complete 30 hours of service and 6 continuing education hours each year to re-certify.
Learning and teaching others is the Bexar County Master Gardener mission. We are “hands-on” gardeners who are interested in sharing all aspects of gardening with anyone who will listen.
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Bexar County Master Gardeners 2012 - 2013
Need Information / Have Gardening Questions? Contact the Bexar County Master Gardener Hotline: Phone: 210-467-6575 (hours Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm) Email: email@example.com
Read about Bexar County's Youth Gardening Program: http://today.agrilife.org/2013/05/14/bexar-county-youth-gardens/
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For the complete listing of volunteer and learning opportunities please go to the current eblast page found here
Volunteers Needed: May 24 & 25 (Fri & Sat) 2013 Alamo Area Horticulture Show Volunteer Opportunities: The show will need 17 volunteers on Friday, May 24 - 1:30pm to 7pm and 33 volunteers Saturday, May 25 - 7:45am to 7pm to staff several different areas that have varying start times. See the attached volunteer schedules. Please note this is Memorial Day weekend. To volunteer or questions contact Mary Ann Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org or
Jun 25, Tues, 6:30pm-8:30pm: Backyard Gardening Series: "Catch the Rain and Use it Later” 2 CEUs. Come visit with Master Gardener Specialist- Lou Kellogg and his Team to learn about the basics of rainwater catch systems. Who knows, you may be the lucky one to win a ready-to-use rain barrel! For more information and to RSVP, contact Angel Torres at (210) 467-6575. Registration fee of $10 is payable at the door.
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