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Grape Growing and Collaboration at the Culinary Garden — BCMG General Meeting

March 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Grape Growing
and Collaboration at the
San Antonio Botanical Garden’s
Culinary Garden

Hosted by the
Bexar County Master Gardeners

Thursday, March 15, 2018

at the
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office
3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208
San Antonio, TX 78230

Free and Open to the Public

Andrew LaBay will present a brief overview of the Texas Wine Industry and Texas grape growing (with a backyard grower focus), then discuss the work that he is doing in the Culinary Garden at the Botanical Garden.

Andrew Labay, Horticulturist at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, oversees plant propagation for the gardens.  He was previously a Viticulture Program Specialist based at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Viticulture and Fruit Lab in Fredericksburg, Texas.  His work in viticulture focused on developing educational programs and providing technical support for grape growers in the Texas Hill Country.  Additionally, his viticulture research centered on evaluating Pierce’s disease tolerant varieties for disease tolerance and wine quality as well as a study on the impacts of grape rootstock selection on vine performance, disease tolerance and fruit quality.

Andrew received a B.S. in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin and a M.S. in Functional Plant Science from the University of Montpellier II.  His Master’s research included a project focused on the genetic characterization of select winegrape varieties in the south of France.

Bexar County Master Gardener (BCMG) Educational Seminars/General Meetings are held on the afternoon of the third Thursday every other month at the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Office, Suite 208.
For more information contact BCMG President: [email protected].
1.5 CEUs.  Code: 003.


March 15, 2018
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bexar County Master Gardeners
3355 Cherry Ridge, Ste. 208
San Antonio, TX 78230 United States
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