Leaflet – March 7, 2018


If you haven’t read the March Scion Newsletter yet, you can now find it on the BCMG Website!  (Had a technical hiccup earlier!)

Calling All Certified Master Gardners:  Refresh your Plant Propagation knowledge and learn new techniques on Thu, Mar 29, from 9am-Noon at 3355 Cherry Ridge, 78230.  Fee: $25; 3 CEUs. Workshop (bring your clippers) is limited to 30 BCMGs; register online.

NEXT WEEK:  Don’t miss Guest Speaker Andrew Labay, SABOT Horticulturalist, discussing Grape Growing and also collaboration at the Culinary Garden at the BCMG evening meeting on Thu, Mar 15, 6-8:30pm.

Take a Look!
Did you know Members can view BCMG documents (such as recent board minutes or the Bylaws), find forms (e.g. badge order), downloadable checklists for events or sign-in sheets, scholarship application & flyer, and our merchandise catalog in the File Cabinet on our BCMG website?
Scholarship Committee needs new members! Email Jan Craven if you want to join!
Learn how you can become part of our Speakers Bureau by reviewing the information on our Speakers Podium web page.
Take a few minutes to RECORD your Volunteer and CEU Hours on VMS as you earn them!  With so many MGs working Rodeo and volunteering for other events, now is the time to get those hours recorded!  Don’t wait until December!

Please support your BCMG association by completing the Birdies for Charity pledge form! Make your check payable to “Birdies for Charity” and send in your pledge form. Or, make your donation online. For questions, more information or a pledge form, email Barbara Lutz or call 699-0663. And THANKS to you who have already responded!


Need Tomato Cages??  Email Andrew Waring if you are interested in purchasing tomato cages (type used at the CVG) as part of a group purchase.

SIGN-UP for VOLUNTEER EVENTS using the Event Calendar in the VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM – VMS. Find number of volunteers still needed, who has signed up, Project Code and even request an event reminder!

Wed-Sat, Mar 14-17:  SAGC Plant Sale Set-up and Sale

Wed, Mar 14: Fourth Annual Nutrition Summit

Fri, Mar 16:  Judges for the County 4H Project Show

Mon, Mar 19: Build Earthkind topic displays for “Cultivating Communities” Landscape Fairs

Sat, Mar 24:  2018 Spring Youth Garden Educator Trg

Sat, Apr 21: First Cultivating Communities Landscape Fair

Tuesdays & Thursdays  thru May 22: CVG Watering Team at SABOT 

See all the Details for Classes in the Bexar County area on the new MG Calendar!  Classes listed below may be of special interest to you:

David Rodriguez will present two Spring Vegetable Seminars (10:30-Noon each day):  Milberger’s on Sat, Mar 10, and Fanick’s Garden Center on Sat, Mar 17.

Thu, Mar 15, 1-3pm:  BCMG Mtg with Speaker Andrew Labay, SABOT Horticulturalist, discussing Grape Growing and also collaboration at the Culinary Garden.

You can find all the TEXAS MASTER GARDENER SPECIALIST COURSES offered in 2018 at the TMGA website.  If you are interested in attending any courses, please email David Rodriguez, Extension Agent-Horticulture, Bexar County. BCMG CEU Code: 001. Note: NO Specialist Courses are scheduled to be held in San Antonio in 2018!

You can still register for the TMGA Conference!  And, fellow MG Barbara Linick still has accommodations at her family-owned barndominium 10 miles south of Texas A&M. Email Barbara Linick for details!

SPRING BLOOM THIS SATURDAY!  The free event is the perfect opportunity to learn about expert gardening and landscape care — all while saving water.

Neighborhood Plant & Seed Sale on Sun, Mar 11, from 9am to 1pm at the Michell lake Audubon Center

Dinner Tonight:  Quick and easy, Hot Alaska Salmon Melts.