March 16 (Saturday) will be a FREE seminar on “Your Family’s Spring Vegetable Garden”, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon, at Milberger’s Landscaping & Nursery (3920 N. Loop 1604, San Antonio ). Come learn how to select the plants for your garden, how to plant and care for them and what to do when you spot problems. The seminar will be conducted by David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent-Horticulture.
March 18 (Monday) a Food Handlers Permit Training will be conducted at the Bexar County Extension Office (3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208). Cost is $20 and pre-registration is requested by Friday, March 15, 2019.
March 20 (Wednesday) the Earth-Kind Home Gardening Series continues with Session #4, 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 from February 6 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. The topic for the March 20 session will be Vegetable Gardening-Warm Weather, presented by David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent-Horticulture.
March 22 (Friday) will be a Private Applicator License Training at the Bexar County Extension Office (3355 Cherry Ridge Street, Suite 208). Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the training to follow at 8:30 a.m. This training is for people who do not have a license to apply restricted use pesticides on their property or those who had a license that expired at least a year ago. If you plan to attend, please contact the Bexar County Extension Office (210/631-0400) to sign up. Study materials are available at the Extension Office and can be picked up in advance. The program registration fee is $50/person and includes study materials. Participants should plan on bringing a calculator and photo ID. For more information, visit Private Pesticide Applicator program, on this website.
March 29 (Friday) will be the Beekeeping Basics class, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Extension Conference Room at the Bexar County Office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208). The class includes a field day with options for either Saturday, March 30, or Monday, April 1, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. This course will cover the basics of bees and beekeeping, including bee biology, beekeeping equipment and tools, space and time requirements, and beekeeping for tax exemption. A hands-on field day to a beekeeper’s yard will be held in Leon Springs. A bee suit will be provided. Cost is $65, and online registration is required. Space is limited, so be certain to register soon.
Need information on controlling mosquitoes and reducing the spread of Zika virus? Visit http://agrilifeextension.tamu.edu/solutions/controlling-mosquitoes-reduce-spread-zika-virus/.
March 30 (Saturday) will be the County 4-H Duds to Dazzle/Fashion Show Contest, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., at the Extension Conference Room at the Bexar County of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208).