A Gardening Experience for Children
Do you have a child or children 8 to 13 in age
interested in learning how to vegetable garden and being a good steward for the
If so, The Children’s Vegetable Garden Program is the
place to be this fall.
This is a 16 consecutive Saturday morning program
hosted at the beautiful San Antonio Botanical Garden which starts on August 23
and concludes on December 6.
Applications for the fall session are being taken, but
hurry as space is limited.
For more information about the program and to
register, please visit https://www.sabot.org/.
This educational opportunity is conducted by Texas
A&M AgriLife Extension Service and its Bexar County Master Gardeners.
David Rodriguez –Extension Horticulturist
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
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.
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.
Barbara Lutz 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 280+ 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.
For photos, ribbons and results from the Horticulture Show at the Festival of Flowers click HERE
Earth-Kind Landscape School to be held in San Antonio
July 24, 2014
A Farmers Market came before the July 17 General Meeting...... will be announcing soon the next meeting that they will be at.
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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