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Public Speaking Workshop

Public Speaking Workshop

Backyard Gardening Series: Let’s Get Ready for Spring Vegetable Gardening

Want to be a successful gardener?  Come and learn about a few basic rules: how to make practical decisions on selecting a garden site, selecting the right vegetable crop, growing the vegetables that return a good portion of nutritious food for the time and space required.  Presentation by David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent-Horticulturist, registration fee is $10, call Angel Torres at 210 467-6575 to RSVP.  Click here.

Texas Water Star Program

Jared Beaver, Program Coordinator, Water and Natural Resources, and David Rodriguez, County Extension-Horticulturist, are presenting a workshop that will target Recreational, Public, and Residential Landscape Irrigators and Contractors, Grounds Maintenance Personnel, Retail Nurseries, and other users of urban water resources.  The public is invited.  Event is Feb 14, 2014 from 8:15 am to 4 pm, Reg fee is $50 in advance and $60 at the door.  For more information. Click here.

Backyard Gardening Series: It’s All About Satsuma Mandarin Oranges

Bexar County Extension Agent, David Rodriguez, Horticulturist, presents Dr. Jerry Parsons, Retired Professor & Extension Horticulturist, Texas A&M AgriLIFE Ext Svc.  Dr. Parsons will be speaking on Satsuma Mandarin oranges.  Registration fee is $12 and RSVP to Angel Torres at 210 467-6575.  Click here.

Spring Children’s Vegetable Garden Program

Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service, David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent-Horticulturist, and San Antonio Botanical Garden are now accepting applications for the Spring 2014 Children’s Vegetable Garden beginning Feb 22, 2014.  Registration is $50, applications are now being accepted by the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Click here for application information.  For more information contact David Rodriguez at 210 467-6575 or

Master Gardener Intern Training – Class 58

The Master Gardener program provides invaluable training and educational opportunities.  Individuals can advance their gardening expertise, plus gain self-satisfaction through volunteer efforts.  The volunteer aspect of the Master Gardener program allows individuals to dedicate their time and talents to enhancing the quality of life for citizens of their community using the science and art of horticulture.  Registration fee is $250 payable on the first day of class, for more information call 210 467-6575 or Class 58 Application.

Gifts from the Kitchen

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 →

Backyard Gardening Series: Seasonal Floral Design

County Extension Horticulturist, David Rodriguez, is introducing Jim Bliek, Local Floral designer, who will teach you some tricks of seasonal flower arrangements, and how to design your very own floral take-home arrangement for the holidays on Dec 3, 2013 at 6:30-8:30 pm. Register at this website or by phone at 979 845-2604, $45 per person, only 20 seats will be available.  For more information call 210 467-6575 or Click here.

Backyard Gardening Series: Growing Plants Happily & Successfully Indoors

County Extension Agent, David Rodriguez, is presenting Master Gardener Romell Henze, Owner/Operator of Magic Gardens Interiorscapes, on how to enjoy having beauty throughout the year in our indoor on Nov 19, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Register at this website or register by phone at 979 845-2604, $10 per person.  For more information call 210 467-6575.  Click here for flyer.