9:30-10:15 AM – – Making Soft Cheese at Home – Imagine fresh fruit with your homemade yogurt. Join Martha to learn how to make buttermilk, yogurt and more! – Presenter – Martha Joyce

10:35-11:20 AM – – Flavored Vinegar and Herb Mixes – Flavored Vinegars are expensive to buy. Learn how to use herbs from your “pots” to make easy and tasty vinegars and herb mixes. – Presenter – Marilyn Magaro

1:30-2:15 PM – – Drying Fruits and Veggies – Dried berries, banana chips, peppers…sounds good! Get tips on making dry fruits and veggies using fresh and local produce. – Presenter – Martha Joyce

9:30-10:15 AM – -Patio & Landscape Citrus – Come and visit with Mark Fanick, the owner of San Antonio’s oldest family garden center, on selecting, planting, and maintaining delicious citrus on your patio landscape. – Presenter – Mark Fanick

10:35-11:20AM – – Fall & Winter Vegetable Gardening – Come and learn the basic Do’s and Don’ts concept of growing a successful backyard family vegetable Garden – Presenter – David Rodriguez

1:30-2:15 PM – – Home Fruit Orchards — Wouldn’t growing your own fresh fruit be amazing!  Come and visit with Dr. Larry Stein on how to select, plant, and maintain a home fruit orchard. – Presenter – Dr. Larry Stein

9:30-10:15AM – -Backyard Laying Hens – Step out your back door for your morning eggs! Find out ways to keep your hens happy and healthy. – Presenter – Fancy Feathers

10:35-11:20 AM – – Backyard Rabbits – Presenter – Desiree Rucker

1:30-2:15 PM – – Beekeeping Basics –  This session will cover the basics of bees and beekeeping, including bee biology, laws, and regulations of beekeeping, diseases and viruses of bees. – Presenter – Molly Keck

9:30-10:15AM – -Rainwater Collection 101 – come learn how to set-up and use a home rainwater catch-system.  Maybe you will be the lucky one to leave with a ready-to-use rain barrel. – Presenter – Lou Kellogg

10:35-11:20 AM – -Hydroponics & Aquaponics 101 – Learn about growing plants without soil and raising fish to nourish plants. – Presenter – Dr. Joe Masabni

1:30-2:15 PM – – Drip Irrigation – “Good to the Last Drop!” Come find out how you can save time, money, and water installing your own drip irrigation system in your landscape. Weather you have a vegetable garden or a flower bed, you will gain the confidence to plan, purchase, and install your own drip system!  –Presenter – Vince Vita

9:30-10:15AM – -Water Bath Canning Jams and Jellies – Use the newest information to keep jams and jellies safe. Water bath canning will be used to demonstrate fast jellies! – Presenter Dr. Charla Bading

10:35-11:20 AM –-Pressure Canning – The pressure canner will not explode! See the pressure canner in action and learn the basics of canning low acid foods. – Presenter – Dr. Connie Sheppard

1:30-2:15 PM – – Pickle Perfect – Carrot, green beans make great pickles. Think out of the box as we teach the basics of pickle making. – Presenter Dr. Connie Sheppard

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Travis Franke, Ag and Natural Resources, County Coordinator, County Extension Agent
Stephen Zoeller 4-H Coordinator, Ag and Natural Resources, County Coordinator, County Extension Agent

10:35-11:20 AM – -From Coop to Freezer – Backyard laying hens are great, roosters not so much. Find out what is involved in home processing chickens for your freezer. – Presenter – Jacob Coppedge

1:30-2:15 PM – – Making Sausage – Nothing is more gratifying than having every one line up for your homemade sausage. Find out how to make your sausage safe and tasty. – Presenter Travis Franke & Stephen Zoeller

9:30-10:15 AM –- Considerations in Urban Gardening –  Presenter – Edwin Marty

10:35-11:20 AM –-Container and Vertical Gardening – Think outside the box. You can grow on the fence as well as up to give you more space in a small area. Brady will have ideas and examples for you to use in your garden! – Presenter – Brady Yecker

1:30-2:15 PM – – Home CompostingPresenter – John Sells

[accordion title=”9:30-10:15 AM Presenter -Ron Csehil–Building Raised Beds – raised beds is the ideal way to have a garden without the need for amending poor soil. Learn the simple ways to build raise beds. Click to learn more…“]

Ron is a Master Gardener in Bexar County.



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