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SIGN UP NOW! August 19 (Saturday) – December 2, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, will be the Fall 2017 Children’s Vegetable Garden Program for children ages 8-13 to get hands-on horticulture experience; cost is $40 per plot for 1 child or $60/shared plot for 2 children
Do you have an interest in learning and playing an active part in conservation? Consider becoming a Texas Master Naturalist Volunteer! Apply now to be considered for the 2017 Fall Alamo Area Master Naturalist Class with orientation the evening of August 31 and classes running September 7 – November 9, 12:30-4:30 p.m., at the Urban Ecology Center at Phil Hardberger Park-West, 8400 N.W. Military Highway. Deadline to apply is August 17 at 6:00 p.m.; cost is $200.
August 30 (Wednesday) – A FREE program discussing the essentials of Fall Planting & Soil Preparation will be conducted by David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent-Horticulture, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Avenue
August 31 (Thursday) – A program on Urban Feral Hogs will be held 5:00-9:00 p.m. at the Bexar County Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, Cost – $15; 3 CEUs for Licensed Private Applicators will be provided; please register by August 25, 2017
September 7 (Thursday) – A program on Fall Vegetable Gardening will be held 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Blue Star Brewing Company (1414 S. Alamo St., Suite #105); the program is FREE and 2 CEUs will be awarded to Master Gardeners in attendance.
September 19 (Tuesday) – South Region Landowner Series – Session #1 will be conducted at the Bexar County Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, Cost – $15/session or $30 for the series for individuals and $25/class or $50 series for couples; please register by September 12. Pesticide CEUs will be offered.
For information on controlling mosquitoes and reducing the spread of Zika virus, visit http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/solutions/controlling-mosquitoes-reduce-spread-zika-virus/.
September 23 (Saturday) – 2017 Fall Youth Garden Educator Training – Come join us this September for the 2017 Fall Youth Garden Educator training class! This training is designed for teachers, educators, and volunteers in support of youth gardening in the classroom and community. 9 am – 2 pm, (8:30 am-9:00 am – Check In) at Phil Hardberger Park West Urban Ecology Center, 8400 NW Military Highway, San Antonio, TX 78231
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Join us November 17th– 19th 2015 for our Annual Kids & Kows & More Expo! A Fun, FREE Learning Experience! Allow your kids to experience the world of Agriculture! Lessons include: Dairy Production with the Mobile Dairy Classroom, Process of Cheese Making, Vegetable Tasting, Beef Production, Cotton Gin Operation, Water Conservation, and much much more! Registration Deadline Nov. 2, 2015. Registration is on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE basis. Space is LIMITED. Please Download the following FORMS: Teacher Letter with Information Registration Form Contact us at the Bexar County… Read More →
Why not give homemade treats for presents this year? If you are looking for ideas for that neighbor, friend from church, teacher, or relative who has everything they need, then here’s your solution! Homemade food gifts are always a favorite. Each participant will leave with goodies! Come join Connie Sheppard, County Extension Agent, Family & Consumer Sciences. Open to the public, November 14, 2013, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge Dr., Suite 208, San Antonio, TX 78230. Fee is $30. To… Read More →
Come join us September 6, 2014 (Saturday) from 9am – 3pm at the Education Service Center Region 20 for the Fall Youth Gardens Educator’s training class. This program is designed for teachers, educators, and volunteers in support of Youth Gardening in the classroom and community. Participants will learn how to begin a youth garden. Breakout sessions will be conducted to aid educators in enhancing their garden curriculum. If you are interested in starting a gardening program in your school or community do not miss this educational opportunity! Plant… Read More →
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office is proud to host the TEXAS WATER STAR PROGRAM: Grounds Maintenance Workshop on September 6, 2013 (Friday) at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition, Dairy Parlor (3201 E. Houston) from 8:30 am —4:30 pm. Workshop will target professional groundskeepers, turfgrass and landscape managers, other service providers, and interested members of the general public in urban areas, focusing on five major solutions: Efficient irrigation systems Irrigation evaluations and auditing Plant selection to conserve water Best management practices to improve plant water use Proper application of fertilizers and pesticides Registration fee… Read More →
Want to learn how to cook the perfect steak or grill fish? Join us to learn the tricks of the trade when cooking beef, pork chicken, fish, or with a Dutch oven. After this training, your backyard grilling and barbecue adventures will yield food so good that you won’t be able to eat at a restaurant without yearning for your own home-cooked creations! Registration begins at 8:30 am with educational opportunities from 9 am to 2 pm! Cost is $55 per person and includes lunch! RSVP by July… Read More →
Come and learn the second part of the two P’s of having a successful fall garden. Purchasing and Planting of your vegetable garden with David Rodriguez, Bexar County Extension Agent-Horticulturist. You will learn the fundamentals of retaining a successful garden. Open to Public on September 17, 2013, Tuesday, 6:30 pm—8:30 pm at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, San Antonio, TX 78230-4818. To RSVP, contact Angel Torres at 210-467-6575 or 210/542-4386. Registration fee is $10 in advance or at the door. Make check payable to Texas A&M AgriLife…. Read More →
Come and learn the first two P’s of having a successful fall garden. Planning and Preparation of your vegetable garden with David Rodriguez, Bexar County Extension Agent-Horticulturist. You will learn the basics of a successful garden. Open to Public on August 27, 2013, Tuesday, 6:30 pm—8:30 pm at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, San Antonio, TX 78230-4818. To RSVP, contact Angel Torres at 210-467-6575 or 210/542-4386. Registration fee is $10 in advance or at the door. Make check payable to Texas A&M AgriLife. See the Backyard Gardening Series: Growing… Read More →
Come and learn the history of Texas Superstar® plants, the advantage of selecting plants for your landscape along with growing tips with David Rodriguez, Bexar County Extension Agent-Horticulturist and Dr Jerry Parsons, retired, Extension Horticulturist. For information on Texas Superstar® visit: www.texassuperstar.com aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu Open to Public on July 30, 2013, Tuesday, 6:30 pm—8:30 pm at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, San Antonio, TX 78230-4818. To RSVP, contact Angel Torres at 210-467-6575 or 210/542-4386. Registration fee is $10 in advance or at the door. Make check… Read More →
Come and learn how to set-up and use a home rainwater catch-system. David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent-Horticulturist and Master Gardener Specialist Lou Kellogg will cover the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting. You will learn how to collect and utilize rainwater at home and may be lucky to win a ready-to-use rain barrel! Open to Public on June 25, 2013, Tuesday, 6:30 pm—8:30 pm at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, San Antonio, TX 78230-4818. To RSVP, contact Angel Torres at 210/542-4386. Registration fee is $10… Read More →
Plant a seed of art appreciation in your child as they discover different natural artistic styles while they explore the garden. Each day during camp, we make art projects that grow and bloom into masterpieces. Students will learn to create paper, dye their own flowers, sculpt vegetables into their favorite critters, as well as discover fun ways to make new artwork. Kids will also explore the garden with their taste buds and find out how plants turn the sun’s energy into fuel for our bodies! We’ll explore how… Read More →