Leaflet – August 25, 2021

News and Announcements

Only 13 Weeks Left to Complete Your Certification!


2022 Monthly Meetings will be a hybrid format. Alternating months, beginning in January 2022, will be in-person from 1-3 PM at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. The other alternating months, beginning in February 2022, will be online from 6-8 PM. We look forward to gathering together again.


BCMG Holiday & Awards Party – Save the Date: Monday, Dec 6, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm. At the San Antonio Garden Center.


BCMG will have a Poinsettia Sale this year. Watch for more details.


34 MGs earned their certification pins last month. To see who has completed certification for 2022, click here.


Next opportunity to pick up your badges and pins will be at the Holiday Awards Party.

Monthly Meetings

2 Meetings are Required – Only 3 Left!


Thursday, September 16, 2022
6 PM

Topic: Our Extension
Speaker: Nelda Speller, Bexar County AgriLife Extension Director
To Register: Click Here


View the August Monthly Meeting here and record it as:
Description: Feral Hogs 101 with Sam Womble
Date: 8/19/2021
1 CE – Code 002

Continuing Education (CE) Opportunities

6 CEs are Required by Nov 30


Children’s Vegetable Garden (CVG) – PHP Volunteer Orientation

Date: Tuesday, Aug 24
Time: 10-11 am
Location: Children’s Vegetable Gardens at Phil Hardberger Park
Contact for details: Kathy Breniman
Code 001, 1 CE


Children’s Vegetable Garden (CVG) – SABoT Orientation

Location: CVG at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Sign-up: Here
Contact for more info: Mary Fernandez
Code 001, 1 CE


Culinary Gardens Docent Training – Fall Season

Date: Thursday, Sept 2
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Speaker: Stephanie Jones, BCMG
Location: Classroom in the Culinary Gardens at SABOT
Class Fee: $20 / $18 for SABOT members, no additional admission fee for entry to the SABOT
Reservations: click here
More Information: SABOT website
Code 001, 2 CEs


Growing Succulents in Containers

Date: Wednesday, Sept 8,

Lunch & Learn Series – Plants that Thrive in Bexar County

Date: Friday, Sept 10 (second Fridays)
Time: 12-1 pm
Location: AgriLife Extension Office, Ste. 208
For more info and registration: See the Flyer
Registration required: Registration opens Monday, Aug 30, 9 am; Call 210-416-3578

Volunteer (VH) Opportunities

12 VHs are Required by Nov 30

Greenies Urban Farm

Dates: TOMORROW, Thursday, Aug 26
Time: 7 – 10:30 am (or when you can get there
Location: Greenies Urban Farm – 1715 Sherman Rd., San Antonio, 78202
(Park on the side street behind….please do not park in the field)
Duties: Fertilizing and maintenance
Contact Person (for questions): David Rodriguez
Code 1100, 1 VH per hr. of service


SABoT Culinary Gardens Docents (must be trained)

Dates: Saturdays & Sundays
Special Request Date: Saturday, August 28
Times: 9 am – 1 pm
Location: Culinary Gardens at the SABoT
Sign up on VMS (Culinary Garden Docent Calendar or call Grace)
For docent instructions & more information – Click Here
Contact Person: Grace Emery
Code 150, 1 VH per hr. of service

SABoT Culinary Gardens Docent Training
Sept 2 – See CE Box above


Phil Hardberger Park Children’s Vegetable Garden (PHP-CVG)

Dates: Tuesdays, Aug 31 – Dec 13
Time: 8:30 – 11 am
Location: CVG at PHP
Notes: Regular participation is great, but any help is appreciated. We also need help on our watering team.
For more information – Click here
Contact Person (for questions or to volunteer): Kathy Breniman
Code 1200, 1 VH per hr. of service

PHP-CVG Orientation
Aug 21 – See CE Box above

SA Botanical Gardens – Children’s Vegetable Garden (SABoT-CVG)

Dates: Saturdays, Aug  – Dec
Time: 8:30 – 11 am
Location: CVG at SABoT
Notes: Regular participation is great, but any help is appreciated.
For more information – Click here
Contact Person (for questions or to volunteer): Mary Fernandez
Code 1200, 1 VH per hr. of service

SABoT-CVG Orientation
– See CE Box above


Scion Articles

Duties: Write a 1–2-page article (on a plant, vegetable, gardening technique, insect, weed, MG activity, etc.) of your choice. Editing and formatting provided.
Note: Fall and winter topics are appreciated
Contact: Tera Marshall or Lynn Cox to reserve a topic to prevent duplication.
Code    , 1 VH per hr. of writing & editing


Membership Director

Duties: Attend monthly Board working session and Board meeting. Coordinate membership certification. Coordinate annual dues collection. Help and training available.
Contact: Lynn Cox
Code    , 1 VH per hr. of service


Nomination Committee

Dates/Times: Short term volunteer event. Now – Oct General Mtg.
Duties: To identify a slate of qualified MGs to serve on the 2022 Board of Directors.
Contact: Grace Emery
Code    , 1 VH per hr. of service

VMS Updates

Users Guide – helps you login for the first time, how to add hours, and how to sign up for volunteer events in VMS.

Owen’s Tips – help for the most common questions.

Please check your start date and class number in your Profile. If it is incorrect, contact Owen Keiser, VMS Coordinator.

Please make sure your Contact Info is not marked ‘Private‘ (YOUR INFO > EDIT YOUR PROFILE > click NO for Privacy). BCMG VMS Administrators can not find you in the Roster (VMS error to be fixed)