Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Bees, Bugs, and Gardening - Come Learn!

August and September mark the months for a few very interesting programs offered by Texas AgriLife Extension.  I hope to see some of you there!

August 21 - 30 Bugs Every Gardener Should Know - 2-4pm.  Cost is $10, payable by check at the door.  Insects are all around us and you don't have to be a gardener to realize that!  If you are interested in what insects are anticipated to be busy during the fall and who could potentially cause some damage, this is the program for you.  Real specimens will be utilized and we'll cover who's beneficial and how to prevent and manage those that aren't. Location: 3355 Cherry Ridge, Ste 208.  Space is limited, please RSVP to Molly at mekeck@ag.tamu.edu.

August 24 - Grounds Maintenance Workshop - A turf management program geared for grounds maintenance professionals, but homeowners also welcome.  For more information click here.


August 28 - Back Yard Gardening Series - Bexar County Texas AgriLife Horticulturalist, David "the gardener" Rodriguez will take you through the gardening alphabet, A-Z, and teach you everything you need to know about gardening.  August's series will cover the "C" & "D" plants.  Cost is $10, payable at the door.  For more information, click here.

September 28 & 29 - Beekeeping Basics - If you are interested in getting started with beekeeping or just want to see if its something you can do, come on down!  We will cover bee biology and the basics of beekeeping.  Learn all you need to get started, including a field day in which you will get to wear a bee suit and open up and get into an active hive.  This is the best, hands-on beekeeping program you can attend and THE BEST way to learn beekeeping for a newbie. Space is limited and we fill up fast.  Please email Molly to see if there is still room - mekeck@ag.tamu.edu.  For registration form, click here.

Applications now being accepted for the Fall 2012 Master Gardener Program.

Children's Vegetable Garden now accepting applications for fall season.


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