Category Archives: Urban Horticulture

Fall is for Planting: Winter Color and Trees

October 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm | FREE Earth-Kind Seminar at Milberger’s Nursery Fall is an ideal time to plant in South Central Texas because our cooler night temperatures and better rain chances promoter faster root and plant growth. Join David Rodriguez, Horticulturist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service at our Earth-Kind seminar and learn what you can do in your specific landscape this fall. David will show you how to correctly select, properly plant and efficiently maintain blooms for winter color. Bring plenty of… Read More →

2016 Texas Fruit Conference to be held in New Braunfels, Oct. 31 – Nov. 1

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 →

Master Gardener’s Training Class 59

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.

Backyard Gardening Series: The Basics of Home Brewing 101

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.

2014 Fall Youth Gardens Educator’s Training

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 ruby.zavala@ag.tamu.edu no later than August 29, 2014. Click here.

Texas Water Star Program – Earth-Kind Landscape School

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.

Backyard Gardening Series: Home Aquaponics

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.

Backyard Gardening Series: The Colorization of Texas Bluebonnets

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.

Backyard Gardening Series: It’s Not Too Early to Start a Fall Garden

Start planning your fall garden with techniques provided by David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent-Horticulturist.  Registration fee is $10.  RSVP call Angel Torres at 210 467-6575.  Click here.

Backyard Gardening Series: The Basics of Permaculture

What’s permaculture all about?  David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent-Horticulturist is presenting Master Gardener Nadia Gaona on the origins, ethics, foundations, principles, patterns and much more on this unique topic.  Registration fee is $10, call Angel Torres to RSVP at 210 467-6575.  Click here.