2018 Backyard Basics Expo
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September 22 (Saturday) will be a program on Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon, presented by David Rodriguez, Bexar County Extension Agent-Horticulture. South Texas offers vegetable gardeners two great growing seasons each year, and milder fall temperatures bring out the best flavors in home-grown vegetables. The program is FREE. Bring a notebook; David Rodriguez will answer your specific gardening questions.
September 28 (Friday) will be Second Steps in Beekeeping, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at Rudy’s BBQ Doc Holiday Banquet Room (location subject to change) in Leon Springs (24059 Old Fredericksburg Road). This class is for those who have already attended the Beekeeping Basics program and are ready for some more in-depth information. Cost is $40 (includes lunch) and online registration is required.
September 29 (Saturday ) – Join us for a 4-H Walk Across Texas Kick Off on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at the Helotes Activity Center, 10:00-11:30 a.m. There will be various stations conducting fun physical activities including a Jump Rope-a-thon, Limbo Mania, Frisbee Fun, Volleyball Blanket, and an obstacle course. Stop by for a healthy snack and try a delicious smoothie! Health-related exhibitors will also be onsite. There is a FREE event; please RSVP by September 21 to Frances Moreno-Elizondo.
October 11 (Thursday) will be a Tree Management Workshop, 8:30 a.m. – 4;30 p.m., at the San Antonio Botanical Garden (Classrooms A & B in the Culinary Garden), 555 Funston Place. Learn to maintain tree health and to identify and manage tree diseases and common insect pests. A root collar excavation and tree injection demonstration will also be provided. See flyer for various CEUs provided. Cost is $40/person and online registration is required.
October 17 (Wednesday) will be a Multi-County Wildlife Management Workshop, 7:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., at the Luling Foundation Farm (523 S. Mulberry, Luling, Texas). The workshop will include wildlife rules/regulations, TWA membership, range herbicide labels and use, wildlife habitat and doe population, nature tourism, feral hog management, tabletop discussions, and exhibit booths. Early bird (by Oct. 11) registration is $15/per person ($25 after October 11). See flyer for additional information and registration details.
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