The Holiday Season is fast
approaching! So it's time to
order your beautiful floral-quality
poinsettias for Christmas. The Bexar County Master Gardeners
Poinsettia Sale will taking orders from 1-28 November (NOTE: ORDER DATE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1); plant
pick up will be 5-6 December. The poinsettia sales
benefit the BCMG Scholarship Fund.
Click here for
more information and order form.
Anytime you visit Texas AgriLife Extension Service and
Bexar County Master Gardeners offices through Dec 16, please bring an
item(s) to place in the Peterson Bros collection box. Local Texas Nursery
& Landscape Association members are collecting blankets, socks, assorted
toiletries and other cold weather items for Haven for Hope members in need this
Taking Applications! The Spring 2015 Children’s Vegetable Garden Program
will be held Saturday mornings, February 21- June 6 from 8am-Noon at the San
Antonio Botanical Garden (SABOT), 555 Funston Place, 78209. Children ages
8-13 get hands-on horticulture experience with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners. Each child is allotted a 3.5’x28’
garden plot. Children can also earn their Junior Master Gardener
certification. Participants are required to attend all sessions (two
absences are allowed); a parent or guardian must stay with their child.
Thanks to a generous donation from Milberger’s Nursery, the Spring Vegetable
Garden Program will be $30 per child or $40 for two children to share a plot
(non-refundable). Fo more information and application go to the
SABOT website, email: email@example.com,
or call 210-207-3278.
Check out the NEW Bexar County Youth Gardens Program FaceBook Page
Website for Youth Gardens Program is now HERE!
Welcome to the Bexar County Master Gardener Website!
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 help create and maintain gardens that showcase plants for our area; help with trial gardens and field research; share planting, composting, and irrigation methods; present information at garden and trade events; answer horticultural inquiries over the telephone; organize and/or present educational programs to various groups; introduce children to gardens through programs in schools and the Children’s Vegetable Garden; and increase awareness of integrated pest management, water conservation, and other environmental stewardship issues.
Master Gardener training sessions are held in spring. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 12 pm to 4 pm. After acceptance into the program, intern students are required to submit to 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.
President 2014 -2015
Did you know the BCMG organization has a FaceBook Group? It is an Open Group (anyone can see the group, who is in it, and what they have posted). Using social media (FaceBook) is a method of outreach to promote horticultural education and service to the community. It is a great way to share gardening news and ideas, ask questions about plants, or post a favorite botanical photo.
Why not join the 360 members of the BCMG FaceBook Group today! Anyone (BCMG member, or not) anywhere (out of the County, or out of the state) can join. If you have a FaceBook account, just log in and search for Bexar County Master Gardeners. Click on “Join Group” in the upper right of the screen and you will receive an invitation to the group.
Master Gardener Program
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.
Bexar County Master Gardeners and
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will
Gardener Intern Training Class #59 from February 25, 2015 to May 27, 2015 (Noon-4pm, each Wednesday) at 3355 Cherry
Ridge, Suite 208, San Antonio. Registration for
Class 59, is open NOW through February 9, 2015.
Click HERE.... for details, application form, and planned class agenda. For more information, call
An Olive Production & Management Seminar will be
held Monday, Dec 15, 8:30am-2:30pm at the San Antonio Livestock
Exposition Dairy Barn, West Gate/Gate A 3201 E. Houston Street, 78219.
5 CEUs for Master Gardeners. RSVP with registration fee of
$30 (includes lunch), payable to Bexar County Master Gardeners, Attn: Angel
Torres, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 212, San Antonio, TX 78230. For more
information, call Angel Torres 210 467-6575, or email
firstname.lastname@example.org; and for the
agenda, see Flyer.
e-Blast News: BCMG sends out an e-Blast on Tuesdays which features all Volunteer Opportunities, and an e-Blast on Fridays to provide information on upcoming Educational Opportunities and Gardening Events. To read the past two e-Blasts, click here!
Need Information or Have Gardening Questions? Contact the Bexar County Master Gardener Hotline, Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm. Phone: 210-467-6575 Or, Email: email@example.com
For the Complete Information on Events and Volunteer & Learning Opportunities, please go to our Calendar found here
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 Mornings. To call in a question during that time, call 210-737-1200 or 1-800-383-WOAI.
Bexar County Master Gardeners is offering for sale “The Vegetable Book – a Guide to Texas Gardening” by Dr. Sam Cotner for $25, sales tax included.
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