Leaflet – May 30, 2018


Take a Break from the Heat:  If you missed the 2018 Conference in April, TMGA has provided a link to a number of the conference speaker presentations. There are some jewels you don’t want to miss! You can also enjoy the keynote presentation from Master Gardener founder David Gibby here (check Anna Volger’s Wise Water Words in the May Scion), and view another keynote by AgriLife Extension Emeritus Doug Welsh here.

Mark Your Calendar for the June BCMG Education Seminar and Meeting:  Thursday, June 21st, 1-3pm.

Chip Thompson, owner of Happy Earth Garden, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farm on 11 acres near Rio Medina, will speak about his enterprise and about CSA.  2 CEUs; Code: 003. For more information contact BCMG President: [email protected].

Just Announced: Master Gardener Specialist Training-Vegetables will be held in San Antonio from 4 to 6 September (Tue-Thu). If interested, email David Rodriguez.

!!Remember to use VMS to record your Volunteer Hours and CEUs as you earn them!!

Children’s Vegetable Garden Program – Registration for Fall  2018 session is now OPEN for one of the nation’s oldest youth gardening programs for children ages 8-13.  Click here for more information!

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!

THIS MORNING:  Wed, May 30, 2018, 8-11am.  Seeking two/three volunteers to help Andrew Waring harvest Hop Plants at the Children’s Vegetable Garden (map). (Late notice, but the heat is making this the best time to harvest!)  Email David Rodriguez,  if you’re interested.

Learn, Grow, Eat and Go Garden:  Fri., Jun 1, Loma Park Elementary, 8-10am. VMS Code 980e, School Gardens. Email: [email protected].

It’s a Work Party!  Please help Put the Children’s Vegetable Garden to Sleep on this Saturday, Jun 2, from 7:30am  to Noon, at the Children’s Vegetable Garden in the San Antonio Botanical Garden(map). Another great opportunities to add to your volunteer service hours. (VMS Code 980a)

Judges Needed:  Adult volunteers are needed to help judge our 4-H County Recordbooks on Fri, Jun 8, 9am to 4pm,  or Sat, Jun 9, 10am to – Noon, at the 4-H Office in S-208.  Email Pam at [email protected] with your email address by May 31. (VMS Code 950)

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 at multiple locations: Fri, Jun 15, Fri, Jul 6, and Fri, Aug 10.  (VMS Code 980g)  Email: [email protected]

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:

All Bugs Good and Bad Webinar Series: Attracting Pollinators to Our YardsLink opens 15 minutes before webinar start time of 1pm on Fri, Jun 1. 

Rainwater Harvesting, the Why’s and the How’s:  Presented by BCMG Lou Kellog onSat, Jun 2 , 910:30am at SABOT. Details on our Calendar.

Edible Landscaping: Presented by BCMG Karen Gardner on Sat, Jun 2, 10-11am at Rainbow Gardens, 8516 Bandera Rd. 78250, and also from 2-3pm at Rainbow Gardens, 2585 Thousand Oaks, 78232 .  Details on our Calendar.

Join David Rodriguez on Sat, Jun 9, from 10-30am to Noon to learn all about Growing Texas Superstars® for Summer Color at Milberger’s Landscaping & Nursery.

Junior Master Gardener Adult Leader Summer Training:   Earn CEUs in training designed for teachers, educators, and volunteers in support of youth gardening during this session which will be held Wed-Fri, Jul 25-27. 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:  REGISTRATION DEADLINE = JUN 8!
10am – Noon on Thursdays, Jun 14 & Jue 28; Tuesdays, Jul 10 & 31, and Aug 14.
The series includes the Clean River Program, Texas Water & Wildlife, Stormwater Management for Wildlife &Water Quality, Native Plants & Water Conservation, plus 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.

Dinner Tonight:  A trifecta of recipes….Chicken & Summer Veggies Grill Packet, Pepperoni Frittata, and Speedy Quesadillas.

Get Ready for Milberger’s Top Tomato Contest! Bring your finest homegrown tomatoes and/or a bowl filled with your best garden vegetables to Milberger’s Nursery (3920 North Loop 1604, 78247) before noon on Sat, Jun 9.

Coming Up:  47th Annual Texas Folklife Festival will be held June 8-10 (Fri-Sun) at the Institute of Texan Cultures to showcase the Lone Star State’s diversity and rich heritage through a wide variety of ethnic food, music, dance, arts and crafts.

If you are a SAWS customer, as of May 22, Drought Stage 1 Rules are back! Sprinkle only on your day and no sprinkling on the weekend. Hand water anytime!

And check SAWS online for current WATERSAVER COUPONS AND REBATES!

14th Annual Blanco Lavender Festival will be held on Fri-Sun Jun 8-10, in Blanco, TX 78606. See website for details on Speakers Pavilion, Lavendar Market, etc.

SAVE THE DATE: Grand Opening of the Leach Teaching Gardens, Texas A&M University on Friday, June 15 from 9amNoon.

Plant Sale at the Palo Alto College (1400 W Villaret Blvd, 78224) Greenhouse every Thursday from 10am to 3pm.  Vegetables, herbs, annuals, houseplants, woody ornamentals, and more! The Greenhouse is accessed by the service road next to the Natatorium on campus. Please call ahead during summer months to confirm availability:  PAC Horticulture Club, 210-486-3080.