4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. 4-H is about having fun, learning, exploring and discovering. In 4-H, young people make new friends, develop new skills, become leaders and help shape their communities. Some 4-H youth work with animals, while others choose food, crafts, sports, or even technology! Whatever the project, 4-H members become active members of their community and make the best better.
2018 Backyard Basics Expo
Here’s the Latest…
August 18 (Saturday) – Learn how to grow a home vegetable garden or fruit trees by attending the Growing Edibles in Your Landscape program at Blue Star Brewing Company & Restaurant (1414 S. Alamo Street, Ste. 105). The program will be held 10:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and is FREE!
Registration for the Fall 2018 session of the Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at the San Antonio Botanical Garden is now OPEN for one of the nation’s oldest youth gardening programs for children ages 7-16 (Note: age change….was 8-13).
August 30 (Thursday) will be a Forage Management Workshop from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, at the Bexar County Extension Office (3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208) with Dr. Larry Redmon, State Extension Range Specialist, discussing the topics of selection, establishment, and management. Cost will be $15; RSVP by August 23.
September 15 (Saturday) will be the 2018 Fall Youth Garden Educator Training, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. This training is designed for teachers, educators, and volunteers in support of youth gardening in the classroom and community. Cost is $20; RSVP online by 11:00 p.m. on September 9.
September 18-19 (Tuesday & Wednesday) will be a “Well Informed” Texas Well Owner Network (TWON) Program at the Bexar County Extension Office. Well owners can pick up water sample containers from the Bexar County Office September 4-17 ONLY, drop off the water samples ($10 fee/sample) on September 18 (8:30-10:30 a.m. ONLY), and attend the Results & Interpretation Meeting on September 19 at 6:30 p.m. Click here for additional details.
Need information on controlling mosquitoes and reducing the spread of Zika virus? Visit http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/solutions/controlling-mosquitoes-reduce-spread-zika-virus/.