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Childrens Vegetable Garden
Participants will return for the final wrap-up on Sat, Dec 14th.
Weekly e-Blasts and News
BCMG sends out an e-Blast on Tuesdays and an abbreviated news blast on Fridays. To read the past two e-Blasts, please go here
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(David Rodriguez and master gardeners have a small comparison study at CVGP and also down South in Poteet.)_
Bexar County Master Gardeners are trained, certified volunteers who support the educational horticulture programs and Texas A&M 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.
The next Master Gardener training sessions will be held in Spring 2014. 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.
Please enjoy our website.
Bexar County Master Gardeners 2013 - 2014
Rodeo 2014 is COMING
The rodeo Kickoff meeting will be held Thursday, Jan 16th at 6:30pm. It will be held at 3355 Cherry Ridge Suite 208. More details will be provided in January.
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What's Happening at the Children's Garden
The last week of the fall session is Dec 14th. Applications are now being accepted for the Spring Session which runs from Feb 22nd to June 7th. To get an application go here.
To download the agendas for Fall 2013 go here
Interested in Becoming a Master Gardener? The Master Gardener Program provides invaluable training and educational opportunities. Individuals can advance their gardening expertise, plus gain self-satisfaction through volunteer efforts. The volunteer aspect of the Master Gardener program allows individuals to dedicate their time and talents to enhancing the quality of life for citizens of their community using the science and art of horticulture.
Applications are now being accepted for the next Master Gardener class - Class 58, which will begin on March 5th. Registration fee is $250 payable on the first day of class, for more information call 210 467-6575, or Class 58 Application.
TAKE NOTE !!
Discover the Gardens, Wildlife and History of South Africa with Doug Welsh! February 15-26, 2014. Explore the lush gardens of Johannesburg, South Africa’s stunning national parks and the gorgeous flora of Cape Town. In addition, you’ll discover the dramatic landscape of the Cape of Good Hope and visit Mandela’s prison on Robben Island. Sip velvety smooth wines in South Africa’s premier wine region and stay in the Dutch colonial town of Stellenbosch. Your journey will culminate at the Bakubung Bush Lodge where you’ll ride into the bush in an open 4X4 safari vehicle with Swazi trackers and African rangers for an intimate viewing of South Africa’s lions, leopards, rhinos and elephants. A post-tour adventure to Botswana and Victoria Falls is also available. Don’t miss out, visit the Cape Floristic Region, one of the world’s five Mediterranean hot spots and home to the greatest non-tropical concentration of higher plant species in the world. For more information, call Earthbound Expeditions at 800-723- 8454, email at email@example.com, or visit http://www.earthboundexpeditions.com/february-2014-south-africa-with-doug-welsh
Need Information or Have Gardening Questions? Contact the Bexar County Master Gardener Hotline, Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. Phone: 210-467-6575 Or, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Complete Information on Events and Volunteer & Learning Opportunities, please go to our Calendar found: here
Read about Bexar County's Youth Gardening Program: http://today.agrilife.org/2013/05/14/bexar-county-youth-gardens/
If you have questions about plants in general, or plants with problems, listen to David Rodriguez's Home and Garden Show on WOAI (1200 AM) between 7-10am, Saturday Morning. To call in a question during that time, call 210-737-1200 or 1-800-383-WOAI.
Bexar County Master Gardeners will be offering for sale “The Vegetable Book – a Guide to Texas Gardening” by Dr. Sam Cotner for $25 sales tax included.