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January 19 (Saturday) Rain Water Harvesting Workshop HAS BEEN CANCELLED
January 19 (Saturday) will be a Fruit Tree Basics Seminar, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, at Fanick’s Garden Center (1025 Holmgreen Road, San Antonio). Dr. Larry Stein, Extension Horticulturist, will demonstrate how to properly prune fruit, nut, citrus and grapes for maximum production. This seminar is FREE and no RSVP is required.
January 26 (Saturday) will kick off the Master Wellness Volunteer Program Training, with a face-to-face session from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Bexar County Extension Office (3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208). The training will continue through self-paced online training from January 26 to February 15 with a final face-to-face session on Saturday, February 16, 2019. Online registration is required. If you have a passion for health, wellness, or gardening and want to give back to your community, consider becoming a Master Wellness Volunteer! Cost is $75; $25 for college students.
January 25 (Friday) will be a Structural CEU Course, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00, at the San Antonio Botanical Garden (555 Funston Avenue, San Antonio) in Classrooms A&B. This course will offer six (6) CEUs for structural applicators (5 CEUs for TDA Ag licences). Cost of the course is $60.00, and online registration is required.
January 26 (Saturday) will be Growing Backyard Fruit Trees, 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., at The Garden Center (10682 Bandera Rd, San Antonio). Bexar County Extension Agent-Horticulture David Rodriguez will present everything you need to know about growing fruit trees in your own backyard! This program is FREE and no RSVP is required.
February 6 (Wednesday) will kick off the Earth-Kind Home Gardening Series to be conducted 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Bexar County Extension Office (3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208). The 10-session series will be conducted on selected Wednesdays through June 19. Series topics will help participants to maximize their garden and landscape while preserving and protecting the environment. Cost is $75 for the entire series (10 sessions) or $15 per session, and online registration is required.
March 2 (Saturday) the 2019 Spring Youth Garden Educator Training will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (check-in will be 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.) at the Northside Activity Center (7001 Culebra Rd.). If you are interested in starting a gardening program in your school or community or you are looking to enhance your existing youth garden, do not miss this educational opportunity! Cost is $20 if paid by February 20 ($40 after February 20), and online registration is required; walk-ins will not be accepted.
March 11-13 (Monday-Wednesday) will be the Spring Break Nature Camp for youth ages 6-11. The camp will be help at the Bexar County Extension Office (3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208). Cost is $100 and online registration is required. Your kids won’t want to miss this amazing camp! We will learn all about nature, including entomology, horticulture, agriculture, wildlife and herpetology from experts in those fields. Space is limited and the camp fills up quickly, so register soon!
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