IF YOUR CALENDAR IS OPEN THIS MORNING (Weds, Jun 19) COME & HARVEST HOPS!
Beginning around 8:30am at the Children’s Vegetable Garden (555 Funston Place; map here), volunteers will hand-pick hops and other miscellaneous chores. Bring extra paper bags, harvest bags, a ladder or two. No VMS sign up is required, just email Denise Perez, or David Rodriquez and let them know you are on your way!
DON’T MISS TONIGHT’S Earth-Kind Home Gardening Series – Citrus in Your Landscape on Wed, Jun 19 from 6:30-8:30pm. Register Online. Come learn how to enjoy maximizing your garden and landscape with David Rodriguez at 3355 Cherry Ridge Suite. 212, 78230. 2 CEUs; Code 001
NOTE: The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office and BCMG offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for Independence Day.
TOMORROW AFTERNOON: Our June BCMG Meeting
Thursday, June 20th from 1-3pm
Mary Irish, Garden Writer-Lecturer-Educator, will present, Plants for Our Changing Climate and The Art of Writing About Them. Details on our website.
Mary Irish is a garden writer, horticultural consultant, lecturer and educator who was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She has worked for over 25 years in the field of horticultural and horticultural communications, specializing in gardens and plants for the greater Southwest.
Bexar County Master Gardener (BCMG) Educational Seminars/General Meetings are held in the afternoons (seminars) and evenings (General Meetings) of the third Thursday every other month at 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, 78230. For more information contact the BCMG President. 1 CEU; BCMG Code 002.
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! REMEMBER: If you volunteer for any event and have a last minute change of plans, please contact the coordinator listed on VMS to let them know!
MGs Who Completed SABOT Culinary Docent Training!
We really need you to volunteer for the summer schedule! Right now, we still have many open shifts in June on VMS. Please find the dates that fit your calendar and come volunteer!
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED 9:30am-12:30pm on Thursdays thru Sundays during the months of June, July and August. Shifts still OPEN in JUNE: 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29, 30. VMS will have all dates/times for sign-ups! Code 100.
STILL NEED Brown Bag Lunch & Learn (VMS Code 100) Support: Come and help set up, hand out information, and clean up; arrive 30 minutes prior to each session. Need one helper in November. Contact President Grace Emery if you have any questions.
NEW CEU OPPORTUNITY
You can now earn one CEU of the minimum six CEUs required for Master Gardener re-certification by listening to at least one archived WOAI 1200 AM Lawn & Garden Show podcast.
All of the Saturday morning episodes are available. You will surely find a topic that meets your knowledge needs!
Or, you can earn one CEU (of the minimum six required CEUs) by listening to a LIVE broadcast of the WOAI 1200 AM Lawn and Garden from 7-10am on a Saturday morning. You can only record one CEU per year using the radio broadcast option!
VMS CEU Code 001
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:
TODAY: Earth-Kind Home Gardening Series – Citrus in Your Landscape on Wed, Jun 19 from 6:30-8:30pm. Register Online. Come learn and enjoy how to maximize your garden and landscape with David Rodriguez at 3355 Cherry Ridge Suite. 212, 78230. 2 CEUs; Code 001
TOMORROW – JUNE BCMG Monthly Meeting & Presentation: Hear Mary Irish talk with us about “Plants for Our Changing Climate and The Art of Writing About Them.” See you tomorrow, Thu, June 20, 1-3pm at 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, 78230. 1 CEU; Code 002
Drip Irrigation Workshop will be presented by MG John Vann from 10am to Noon, on Sat, June 22, at Rainbow Gardens, 2585 Thousand Oaks, 78250; $5 fee; register online. 2 CEUs, Code 001
Drip Irrigation Workshop will be presented by MG Lou Kellogg from 10am to Noon, on Sat, June 29, at Rainbow Gardens, 8516 Bandera RD, 78232; $5 fee;register online. 2 CEUs, Code 001
Rainwater Harvesting and Drip Irrigation Systems: with David Rodriguez on Tue, July 9, 6:30-8:30pm at Northeast Community Learning Center, 8750 Tesoro Dr, 78217; $35 fee. 2 CEUs: Code 001
BROWN BAG – LUNCH & LEARN FOR JULY: Home Composting presented by MG Leslie Butterworth.Join the lunch group on Fri, Jul 12 at Noon in the County Extension Office, Suite 208. 1 CEU, Code 001.
JULY BCMG Monthly Meeting & Presentation: Joseph Johnson will give us An Introduction to the ‘New Gardens”, the Leach Teaching Gardens, at TAMU. Mark your calendar for Thu, July 18, 6-8pm at 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, 78230. 1 CEU; Code 002
Growing Texas Superstar® Plants in Your Landscape with David Rodriguez on Tue, July 23, 6:30-8:30pm at Northeast Community Learning Center,8750 Tesoro Dr, 78217; $35 fee. 2 CEUs: Code 001
2019 Backyard Basics EXPO: “THE ART OF SELF RELIANCE,” covering a variety of topics with concurrent sessions so you can choose what you want to learn about will be held Thu, Aug 1 at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 N. New Braunfels, 78209. Registration check-in will begin at 8am and the program will begin promptly at 8:30am and conclude at 12:30pm. Fee: $20; Register Online. VMS CEU Code 001
BROWN BAG – LUNCH & LEARN FOR August: Lawns and Landscapes Surviving the Summer Heat presented by MG and Irrigation Efficiency Specialist Anna Vogler.Join the lunch group on Fri, Aug 9 at Noon in the County Extension Office, Suite 208. 1 CEU, Code 001
AUGUST BCMG Monthly Meeting & Presentation: Hear Greg Eckhardt, Senior Analyst with San Antonio Water System talk with us about “The History of Water in San Antonio.” Mark your calendar for Thu, Aug 15, 1-3pm at 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, 78230. 1 CEU; Code 002
And remember, you can find all the TEXAS MASTER GARDENER
ADVANCED COURSES offered 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.
Vegetables – Aug 13-15, 2019, hosted by Bexar County, San Antonio
Save the Date: JMG® – Sep 24-26, hosted by Denton County, Corinth
Greenhouse Management – Oct 17-19, hosted by Tarrant County, Fort Worth
Great Gardening Events on the BCMG March Calendar. Bookmark the Calendar and visit it frequently! Here is a sampling of what is coming up:
- Now – Jun 23 – National Pollinator Week
- Jun 19 – Whimsical Fairy Gardening, Advanced
- Jun 20 – Grow Your Own Cut Flowers
- Jun 25 – Harry T. Cliffe Bexar Regional Herbarium: The Second Pioneer Project
Get Ready for the Fourth! Red, White, and Bloom at the San Antonio Botanical Garden on Thursday, July 4, from 6 – 9:30pm. Register online.
Two-day (June 27-28, 9am-1pm) Junior Beekeeping Camp at the Clearwater Ranch Apiary (24510 Clearwater Run, Leon Springs area). Kids get to open up real honey bee hives, see the queen, learn about the hive and extract honey to take home. Suits and gloves in smaller sizes for the kids and all the other equipment are available. Flyer Here.