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July 25-27 (Wednesday- Friday)- Come join us for the 2018 Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Adult Leader Training designed for teachers, educators, and volunteers in support of Youth Gardening. Participants will learn how to establish and sustain a youth garden, how to create a JMG program, receive training in the JMG curriculum, and obtain Continuing Professional Education Hours for the three-day training. Cost is $100; deadline to apply is July 20.
July 30 (Monday) – Bexar, Caldwell, and Guadalupe County Extension Offices will host a 2018 Farm Bill Seed Cotton/Base Acres Decision Workshop at the Guadalupe County Office (210 E. Live Oak Street in Seguin). The workshop will be held 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and will cover new language in the 2018 Farm Bill dealing with generic acres and cotton production which will require producers to make new choices for each tract with an FSA number by late summer. A decision aid tool has been developed to assist producers with these decisions. This workshop is being provided for producers to learn more about this tool before their decision deadlines approach. RSVPs are required at 830/303-3889; cost is $10 per person.
July 31 (Tuesday) will be the fourth session of the 2018 Urban Wildlife Series. This session will be conducted from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon at Phil Hardberger Park (8400 NW Military, San Antonio). The topic for this session will be “Every Drop Counts — Native Plants & Water Conservation (Native Plant Study)” presented by Forrest Cobb and Amy Carroll, both with the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute. If you haven’t already registered, it is never too late! Cost is $25/series or $10/session.
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 3 (Friday) – Registration is now open for the Backyard Basics Expo! This event will be held at the San Antonio Garden Center (3310 N. New Braunfels, San Antonio) from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This year’s Expo will feature educational sessions covering topics such as backyard chickens, making jerky, cuts of beef, growing fruit trees, drip irrigation, vegetable gardening, beekeeping and pollinators, and making salsa! Cost is $20 ($25 after August 1) for adults and children age 11 and older; children age 10 and younger are free. Online registration is required.
August 8 (Wednesday) – An EarthKind Home Gardening Series will be begin August 8 and will continue August 22, September 12 & 26, and October 10 & 24. Come learn how to make your landscape look better and save water, all while having fun! The series will be held at the Bexar County Extension Office, 3355 Cherry Ridge Suite 208. Cost is $30/series or $10/session. Register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/BexarCounty.
August 10 (Friday) – Join us for an online webinar on “Diseases Shared by Livestock and Wildlife” at the Bexar County Extension Office. Registration will begin at 11:30 am and the program be from 12 noon – 1:30 p.m. One hour of IPM CEU credit will be offered. Cost is $15. To sign up, please contact Carrie at 210-631-0400 by Wednesday, August 8th.
August 14 (Tuesday) – will be the fifth and final session of the 2018 Urban Wildlife Series. This session will be a field trip to the Medina River Natural Area and will begin with breakfast from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. followed by the program, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon, conducted by Dr. Maureen Frank, Extension Wildlife Specialist, and Matt Reidy, with Texas Parks & Wildlife. Be sure to RSVP prior to August 14.
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!
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.
Need information on controlling mosquitoes and reducing the spread of Zika virus? Visit http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/solutions/controlling-mosquitoes-reduce-spread-zika-virus/.