Leaflet – May 9, 2018



Mark Your Calendar!
Luis Valdez will inform attendees on Growing Orchids in San Antonio at the evening BCMG meeting on Thurs., May 17, from 6-8:30pm.  There will be 1-gal. blue and white angel Althea’s for sale – $10.00, as well as the Moth Orchids ordered, and a few extra if you missed the online sale.  3355 Cherry Ridge, 78230.
Free & open to the public.

The next Monthly Meeting of the BCMG Board of Directors will be held from 3-5pm, Thu, May 17, at the BCMG Office.  If you have an item for the agenda, please email President Grace Emery no later than Fri, May 11. All members are welcome to observe the meeting; and in order to accommodate seating, email President Grace Emery that you will be attending.

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!

Basil Fest at The Pearl:  Sat., May 19, 2018.  Two shifts – 7:30 – 11:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Set up and tear down, assist children in potting plants, provide adults information about gardening in South Texas.

CVG Contest, Recognition & Picnic:  Sat., May 19, 2018, 7:15 a.m. – Noon.  Set up, sign-ins, etc.  At CVG, SABOT.

Learn, Grow, Eat and Go Harvest Dates:  VMS Code 980e, School Gardens. Contact: Ruby Zavala,   [email protected]
Mon., May 21, Las Palmas Elementary, 8:00 a.m.
Thurs., May 24, Gillette Elementary, 8;00 a.m.
Tues., May 29, Loma Park Elementary, 8:00 a.m.

Festival of Flowers:  Set up – Fri., May 25, 2018, Noon – 3:00p.m.  Plant Sale and Plant Exhibit – Sat., May 26, 2018, 8:30a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. – 5:30p.m.  Austin Highway Event Center, 1948 Austin Highway (between Eisenhauer and Walzem Rd.)  See VMS or contact Barbara Lutz, [email protected]

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

Judges Needed:  We are searching for adult volunteers to help judge our 4-H County Recordbooks on Friday, June 8, 2018, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  or Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, at the 4-H Office in S-208.  Reply to
Pam at [email protected] with your email address by May 31, 2018.

Texas Folklife Festival:  Fri., Jun. 8 – Sun., Jun. 10.  Shifts 4:30 – 8:30 p.m., Fri., multiple shifts Saturday and Sunday.  See VMS calendar, or contact Barbara Lutz, [email protected]

Summer Youth Camps:  Pass out supplies, assist with activities  Multiple sites, dates in Jun., Jul., Aug.  See VMS.  Vol. Code 980g, Youth Camps, or contact Ruby Zavala.

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

Get the Most Out of Your Herb Garden!
Sat., May 12, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  1 CEU, Code: 002.  Rainbow Gardens, 8516 Bandera Rd., SATX.  Free.

Building a Butterfly Garden
Sat., May 12, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  1 CEU, Code: 001.  Dr. Calvin Finch.  Milberger’s Landscaping & Nursery, 3920 North Loop 1604, SATX.  Reserve a spot:  210-497-3760.  Free.

Residential & Commercial Composting Methods & Systems
Sat., May 12, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.  3 CEUs, Code: 002.  Herff Farm Teaching Barn, 33 Herff Rd., Boerne, TX 78006.  Fee:  $15.  Register here

Peterson Brothers Nursery Tour:  Thurs., May 24, 10 a.m. – Noon.  1630 Creekview Drive, SATX 78219.
2 CEUs.  Code:001

Junior Master Gardener Adult Leader Summer Training:   Earn CEUs in training designed for teachers, educators, and volunteers in support of youth gardening.  Educators will learn about “hands-on” group and individual learning experiences that will provide an appreciation for the environment and cultivate the minds of children.  Contact Ruby Zavala at [email protected]

Urban Wildlife Series:   10 a.m. – Noon.  Thurs., Jun. 14 and June 28; Tues., Jul. 10 and 31, and Aug. 14.
2018 series is focused on water, and includes the Clean River Program, Texas Water and Wildlife, Stormwater Management for Wildlife and Water Quality, Native Plants and Water Conservation, and a Field Trip (TBD).
Cost:  $25 for the series, or $10/class.  Check out the brochure:

And remember, 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!

Dinner Tonight:  M-m-m-m…  Did Cinco de Mayo get you in the mood for some salsa?    Salsa Verde