Leaflet – March 21, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS

It’s a Work Party!  Help beautify/weed our Mother Red Blue Bonnet Fields @ the San Antonio Food Bank tomorrow (Thu, Mar 22,  8:30–11:30am). Bring gloves, grubbing hoes, and any other useful equipment. Plenty of parking on street. Details on directions once you arrive at the SA Food Bank on this map.

Spring Youth Garden Educator Trg Prep: Two volunteers needed on Thu & Fri (Mar 22-23), from 12-4pm at 3355 Cherry Ridge Dr. Suite 212  to help organize binders & supplies for teachers.  (Indoor, sitting work.) For details, email Ruby Zavala.

SCHULTZE HOUSE NEWS:  The good folks at New Earth Compost have donated 100 cubic yards of compost for the Schultze House! We anticipate the compost will be delivered the second week of April (April 9-13). Help is needed to spread the compost in the planting beds….in the cool morning hours!  Sign up at VMS now to help establish the Schultze House planting beds. Contact Jack Downey, bcmgjack@gmail.com or (210) 771-7312 for information.

Mark Your Calendars for Two Great Topics & Speakers!
Learn about the Challenges in Maintaining the SA Museum Reach with Peter Pierson at the afternoon BCMG Seminar/Mtg on Thu, Apr 19, 1-3pm.
Luis Valdez will inform attendees on Growing Orchids in San Antonio at the evening BCMG meeting on Thu, May 17, from 6-8:30pm.
Held at 3355 Cherry Ridge, 78230, and free & open to the public.

Earth Day Event:  Margaret Bass, Youth Ag-Outreach, will have a  youth activities booth at Woodlawn Lake Park and needs 3 volunteers to help with pollinator activities. April 21, 9am to 4pm (actual time of event 10-3). Sign up on VMS.

Remember to help your BCMG association by completing the Birdies for Charity pledge form! Make your check payable to “Birdies for Charity” and send in your pledge form. Or, make your donation online. For questions, more information or a pledge form, email Barbara Lutz or call 699-0663. And MANY THANKS to you who have already responded!



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!

Thu-Fri, Mar 22-23:  Spring Youth Garden Educator Trg Prep
Sat, Mar 24:  2018 Spring Youth Garden Educator Trg
Mon-Fri, Apr 9-13:  Schultze House (Composting Beds)
Sat, Apr 21: First Cultivating Communities Landscape Fair
Sat, Apr 21: Earth Day Event
Tuesdays & Thursdays  thru May 22: CVG Watering Team at SABOT 



See all the Details for Classes in the Bexar County area on the new MG Calendar!  Classes listed below may be of special interest to you:
Planting Tips for South Texas Seminar 
will be offered by Bill Rohde, News Radio WOAI, and David Rodriguez at Rainbow Gardens on Sat, Mar 31, from Noon to 2pm. Take advantage of savings on Garden-Ville’s hardwood Mulch and free BBQ, too.

A Taste of Fiesta!  Learn about all types of peppers & tomatoes with David Rodriguez and Angie Gutierrez on Sat, Apr 28, from 10am t0 Noon at 3355 Cherry Ridge.

JUST ANNOUNCED:  MG Specialist First Detector Training – Pest & Pathogen Surveillance Program will be held Jun 11-12, at the Brazoria County Extension Auditorium in Angleton.
And remember, y
ou 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. Note: NO Specialist Courses are scheduled to be held in San Antonio in 2018!


Dinner Tonight:  Spice up your week with Spicy Taco Soup!
Why Estate Planning is Important!  Register for the workshop ($10 includes lunch) to be held Thu, Apr 5, from 11am to 2pm at Rudy’s BBQ in Leon Springs.