Meet up at the Schultze House (600 Hemisfair Plaza Way) this Friday, July 14th, at 8:30am for a couple of hours with your gloves, shovels, rakes and picks (for the tougher jobs).
Did You Know? The Bexar County Master Gardeners FaceBook Public Group has 1495 members!! That’s a lot of gardening-information sharing going on! Hoorah!! Many Thanks to Lisa Nixon, Shawn Bowers, Barbara Linick, Liz Campanella and Lyn Komada for administering and monitoring the Group.
The Texas Bumble Bee will be presented by Dr Jessica Beckham at our July 19th Meeting, from 6 – 8 pm, at 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, 78230. Texas is home to about a dozen bumble bee species, including a few whose populations are considered to be declining. Learn about bumble bee natural history, identification of common Texas species, and ways that individuals can help conserve these vital pollinators.
Next Board of Directors Meeting will take place 3-5pm on Thu, July 19, at 3355 Cherry Ridge 78230. If you are interested in placing items on the agenda, email President Grace Emery by Fri, Jul 13. And, all members are welcome to observe the meetings; however, in order to accommodate seating, please email President Grace Emery that you will be attending.
NOW is a good time to login to VMS and record all your Volunteer & Continuing Education Hours!
SAVE THE DATE: BCMG Christmas Gathering is scheduled for Tuesday, December 11 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N New Braunfels Ave, 78209. More to come!
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!
We’re Having a Work Party!! Meet up at the Schultze House (600 Hemisfair Plaza Way) this Friday, July 14th, at 8:30am for a couple of hours with your gloves, shovels, rakes and picks (for the tougher jobs).
Mark Your Calendar for Saturday, September 8th: Details coming on volunteer opportunities for Cultivate!, our Earth-Friendly Gardening & Landscaping Exposition and Workshop.
And, Watch for News on how you can help with the Children’s Vegetable Gardens @ SABOT and @ Hardberger Park (in August)!
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. (check out the Agenda!). 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.
Backyard Basics Expo will feature educational sessions on water, pollinator & veggie gardening, salsa gardening & making, backyard chickens, making jerky, cuts of beef, growing fruit trees, and composting! Don’t miss this event on Fri, Aug 3, from 8:30am-12:30pm at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels, 78209. Register online; fee = $20 in advance, or $25 at the door.
Edibles in Your Landscape will be presented by David Rodriguez on Sat, Aug 18, 10:45am – 12:30pm, at Blue Star Brewing Company & Restaurant, 1414 S. Alamo Street, Ste. 105, 78210. For more information, contact Denise @ 210-631-0400. BCMG—2 CEUs; Code: 001
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.
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.]
SAWS Customers: be sure to learn about all conservation programs and rebates online.
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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