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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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5th Annual Texas Fruit Conference to be Held in Central Texas for the First Time! Now in it’s fifth year, the Texas Fruit Conference has gotten bigger and better, encompassing a wide variety of cultural information and best management practices regarding fruit and nut crops. Featuring some of our most renowned AgriLife Extension experts and industry professionals, this year, for the first time ever, the conference will be held right here in Central Texas, at the New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center. Whether you currently own an orchard, are considering the potential… Read More →
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 →
04-04-15 A Rain Barrel Workshop
David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent-Horticulturist, is presenting an Olive Production & Management Seminar with Dr. Larry A. Stein from Uvalde; Dr. Thayne Montague, Assoc Prof of Hort from Texas Tech Univ, Lubbock; Dr. Raul I. Cabrera, Assoc Prof from Uvalde; Monte Nesbitt, Ext Prog Sp from College Station; and, Jim Kamas, Asst Prof & Ext Fruit Sp, from Fredericksburg. Seminar is scheduled for Dec 15 (Mon) 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at the Dairy Barn, San Antonio Livestock Exposition. Click here.
Do you want to learn more about the culture and maintenance of many types of plants? Are you eager to participate in a practical and intense training program? Do you want to look forward to sharing your knowledge with people in your community? And, do you have enough time to attend training to complete your volunteer service? If you answer ‘Yes’ to all of these questions, then the Master Gardener’s Training class is for you. Call Angel Torres at 210 467-6575 for more information. Click here.
County Extension Horticulturist, David Rodriguez, is presenting Joey Villarreal, Proprietor and Brewer of Blue Star Brewing Company, Todd Huntress, Operator of San Antonio Homebrew Supply & Home Brewer, along with Bexar County Master Gardener and Home Brewer, Lou Kellogg. For the novice, brewing your own beer at home is easy. Reg fee of $20 and must be 21 yrs of age or older, contact Angel Torres at 210 467-6575. Click here.
The Fall Youth Gardens Educator’s Training is designed for teachers, educators, and volunteers in support of Youth Gardening in the classroom and community and is scheduled for September 6th (Saturday). Training and lunch is provided at no cost to participants. RSVP is required to Ruby Zavala at 210 467-6575 or email@example.com no later than August 29, 2014. Click here.
David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent-Horticulturist, and Troy Luepke, Program Coordinator, Water & Natural Resources are presenting a four-part workshop for new homeowners in the Alamo area in learning the best practices for home landscaping and gardening. For registration fees and RSVP, call Angel Torres at 210 467-6575. Click here.
David Rodriguez, County Extension Horticulturist, is presenting Steven Sumrow from Aquaponic Systems, USA. Come and find out what Home Aquaponics is all about. Reg fee is $15, call 210 467-6575 to RSVP. Click here.
David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent-Horticulturist, is presenting Dr. Jerry Parsons, Retired Horticulturist, on the classification, the history, the efforts, the collections, and on the future strands of Texas bluebonnets. Registration fee is $10, call 210 467-6575 to RSVP. Click here.