Leaflet – June 27, 2018


Newest Texas Superstar Plant Release for 2018: Basket of Fire Pepper, combines ornamental and edible variety characteristics! Peterson Brothers Nursery has been selling plants for the last few weeks and should be available at your favorite Independent Nursery.

JUST ANNOUNCED!  Home Gardening Series will be held at 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208 78230, on Wednesdays (dates & topics below), 6:30—8:30pm. Learn how to make your landscape look better and save water, all while having fun! Presented by David Rodriguez, County Extension Agent—Horticulture and BCMG Specialists.

Aug 8: Rainwater Harvesting & Drip Irrigation (Surviving the Drought)
Aug 22: Fall Vegetable Gardening (Focus on Warm Weather Vegetables)
Sep 12: Home Fruit and Citrus
Sep 26: Lawn Care Basics
Oct 10: Fall Vegetable Gardening (Focus on Cool Weather Vegetables)
Oct 24: Composting & It’s Benefits
Cost is $30 for the series, or $10 per session.  Register online.  For more information, email Denise Perez or call: (210) 631-0400.

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!

Summer Youth Camps:  Pass out supplies, assist with activities at multiple locations:  Fri, Jul 6, and Fri, Aug 10.  (VMS Code 980g) Email Ruby Zavala for details.

Help with plant sales and giving out information on water conservation at the 2018 Backyard Basic Expo from 8am to 1pm on Fri, Aug 3, at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N New Braunfels, 78209. Email Grace Emery for details.

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:

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.  Email Ruby Zavala if you need more information.

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.
APPLY NOW:   Master Gardener Specialist Training-Vegetables will be held in San Antonio from 4 to 6 September (Tue-Thu). If interested, email David Rodriguez    AND, Texas Superstar Plant Specialist Training will be hosted by Smith County from 18-20 Sep in Tyler. [Note: San Antonio will probably host his course in 2019 or 2020.]

Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at SABOT – Registration for Fall  2018 session is now OPEN for one of the nation’s oldest youth gardening programs for children ages 7-16 (Note: age change….was 8-13).  Click here for more information!

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Reminder–SAWS Customers:  Stage 2 Watering Management Rules are in effect as of Tuesday June 12, 2018.