Leaflet – September 19, 2018

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BCMG Meeting Thursday Night!  Hear Ruby Zavala, our guest speaker, and earn meeting CEUs toward the the three required annually as part of recertification!



SABOT Children’s Vegetable Garden Water Teams NEED YOU!!
Sunday’s Team starts @ 8am, Tuesday’s Team starts @ 7:30am, Thursday’s Team starts @ 8am. Please email David Rodriguez or Denise Perez  if you’re interested.


Bexar County Youth Gardens Still Needs Your Help!!!
Due to inclement weather, the plant delivery truck was not able to drop off any of the 80 flats of plants at the 2018 Fall Youth Garden Educator Training!! Teachers will pick up plants at the AgriLife office between 4pm-7pm, Wed-Fri, Sep 19-21Please sign up for a shift on VMS;  2 volunteers needed each each day.  Code: 980f


OVER THE BACK FENCE!  All MGs and all gardeners who receive the weekly Leaflet and the Scion Newsletter, please submit your Creative & Clever Gardening “Hacks” (solutions) for common gardening problems to scion.editor@bexarmg.org. Hope you have some great “Hacks” to share!



What’s the Buzz!  Texas A&M AgriLife is offering a Beekeeping Basics program, Fri, Nov 2 with a Field Day in Leon Springs on Sat, Nov 3.  If you are interested in becoming a beekeeper, or are just interested in beekeeping and want to know how to get started, we hope you will join us!  Flyer with Details here.  Registration online (be sure you register for Beekeeping BASICS).  Cost is $65, includes lunch and the bee field day and tons of information! 8 CEUs; Code: 001



Volunteer for the 2019 BCMG Board of Directors

The Board of Directors approved a board policy creating a Nominations Committee to seek Master Gardeners to fill positions on the Board of Directors. The Immediate Past President will chair the committee with the two most recent past presidents who are available to participate as members. In addition, two members of the general membership who have broad participation in Master Gardener programs will be asked to participate as members.

Elections will be held at the November monthly meeting with the new Board announced at the December Christmas Party.

All board positions – President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Director/Membership and two At-Large positions – are available. The incumbents of some board positions will seek re-election; others will not.

If you are interested in discussing board service in a position of your choice, please contact Jack Downey at (210) 771-7312 or bcmgjack@gmail.com to place your name in consideration or obtain answers to any of your questions.



SIGN-UP for VOLUNTEER EVENTS using the Event Calendar in theVOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM – VMS. Find number of volunteers still needed, who has signed up, Project Code and even request an event reminder!

Watch for new Oct 6th volunteer opportunity, Tree-Centennial Fest, to be posted soon on VMS!  We’ll be needing your help!

Share your love of gardening with the gardeners of tomorrow by volunteering at the Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at Phil Hardberger Park (PHP)Tuesdays, 8-11 a.m, Sept. 11-Dec 4.  You can also help by volunteering for the watering team. For more information, email Kathy Breniman.

SABOT Children’s Vegetable Garden Water Teams NEED YOU!!
Sunday’s Team starts @ 8am, Tuesday’s Team starts @ 7:30am, Thursday’s Team starts @ 8am. Please email David Rodriguez or Denise Perez  if you’re interested.

Volunteers for Today, Thursday & Friday
Due to inclement weather, the plant delivery truck was not able to drop off any of the 80 flats of plants at the 2018 Fall Youth Garden Educator Training!! Teachers will pick up plants at the AgriLife office between 4pm-7pm, Wed-Fri, Sep 19-21. Please sign up for a shift on VMS;  2 volunteers needed each each day.  Code: 980f

The Bexar County Youth Gardens Program Needs Your Help!!
School has started and some schools are looking for youth activities to enhance their garden programs. Need 1-2 volunteers each event to take turns with Ruby Zavala in presenting the youth activity. Training will be provided. Vol Code: 980e School Gardens

When: Thu, Sep 27, 8am to Noon
Where: Crestview Elementary Science Day in the Park, 7710 Narrow Pass, Live Oak, Texas
Info: Youth Activity = plant parts, parts of a seed, parts of a flower, and parts of a leaf. A rotation with 20 kids in each group will be conducted 5 times; Ruby and volunteer will take turns giving presentation.

When: Sat, Sep 29, 9:30am-Noon
Where: Helotes Activity Center, 12132 Leslie Rd, Helotes TX, 78023
Info: A table with activities “Parts of a Plant We Eat” and “Name That Veggie Game; help manage booth.

When: Oct 11, 8am-3pm and Oct 12, 8am-Noon
Where: Confluence Park, 310 W Mitchell St, San Antonio, TX 78204
Info: Youth Activity = plant parts, parts of a seed, parts of a flower, and parts of a leaf. A rotation with 20 kids each group will be conducted 5 times; Ruby and volunteer will take turns giving presentation.

Tree-Centennial Fest needs one more volunteer for 8am-Noon on Sat, Oct 6.

Calling all MGs who completed SABOT Culinary Docent Training!  

All Times  9am-Noon (plus some shifts)  Dates:  Sat, Oct 6 (need 1 more) plus 3 for BOOtanica; Sat, Oct 20 need 4 each shift for Incredible Edible Bugs; Sat, Oct 27 (need 1 more), plus 4 for BOOtanica




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.

BCMG September Meeting & Speaker!  Ruby Zavala, AgriLife Ext Youth Gardens Coordinator, will detail the efforts to improve youth education using outdoor garden classrooms at our Thu, Sep 20 Meeting, from 6-8pm, at 3355 Cherry Ridge, Suite 208, 78230. 2 CEUs; Code: 003

Rainwater Harvesting for Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters will be held at SARA, 100 E. Guenther St, on Fri, Sep 21, from 11am-4pm. Free. 4 CEUs; Code 001. Register online.

Fall & Winter Vegetable Gardening will be presented by David Rodriguez on Sat, Sep 22, 10:30am – Noon, at Milberger’s Landscaping & Nursery, 3920 North Loop 1604. For more information, contact Denise @ 210-631-0400.  1.5 CEUs; Code: 001

Landscape Design School: Series XXVI, Course I will be held Mon-Tue, Sep 24-25, at George the Bush Presidential Library and Museum, 1000 George Bush Drive W, College Station, 77845. Fee:  $165. MGs: 12 CEUs.  Code: 001. These courses offer an opportunity to learn from professional landscape architects and horticulturists about how successful landscapes are designed. Taking all 4 parts of this course earns 48 CEUs and qualifies Master Gardeners for the designation of “Landscape Design Steward.”   More information, registration form, and agenda online.

Fall Weed & Brush Workshop scheduled for Thu, Sep 27, 8:30am-Noon at the Guadalupe County Extension Office (210 East Live Oak) in Seguin. Details in Flyer. 3.5 CEUs; Code: 001

Fall is for Planting! will be presented by David Rodriguez on Sat, Sep 29, 10:30am – Noon, at Rainbow Gardens, 8516 Bandera Rd,  78250. For more information, contact Denise @ 210-631-0400. 1.5 CEUs; Code: 001

The Bennett Trust Women’s Conference will be held Mon & Tue, Oct 1 & 2, at the Inn on Baron’s Creek, 308 S. Washington St in Fredericksburg.  Details and registration online.  1 CEU per instructional hour; Code 001.

All Bugs Good & Bad Webinar: Structural Misidentified Pests. Fri, Oct 5, 1-2pm; 1 CEU; Code 001.  Details online.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension is hosting a Tree Management Workshop, October 11th at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens (Classroom A&B) from 8:30am-4:30pm.  Lunch and snacks are included.  Cost is $40. Online Registration is now open.  View flyer and agenda. 5.5 CEUs; Code 001

Camp Vino will be held in Fredericksburg,  Oct 11-12. Find details on the BCMG website calendar for this 2-day camp from Foodways Texas (UTSA and TAMU, Dept of Hort). 1 CEU per instructional hour; Code 001.

Texas Fruit Conference returns Mon-Tue, Oct 15-16, for its 7th educational program for Texas fruit growers at the City of New Braunfels Civic Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Avenue, New Braunfels. Early-Bird registration is $65/per person by Sep 15th. Details will be available online.  1 CEU per instructional hour; Code 001.

Multi-County Wildlife Management Workshop will be held on Wed, Oct 17, 7:45am – 3:30pm, at the Luling Foundation Farm, 523 S. Mulberry, Luling, Texas.  3 CEUs; Code 001.

And remember, you 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.
Greenhouse Management class will be hosted by Tarrant County MGs Oct 18-20 in Ft Worth.  Composter training will take place Dec 5-7, and will be  hosted by Fort Bend County in Rosenberg, TX.



Great article on the MG Vegetable Specialist training held here in San Antonio Sep 4-6!

Saturday, September 29th!  4-H Walk Across Texas Kick-Off which will be held at the Helotes Activity Center, 12132 Leslie Rd, 78023. It’s FREE!!  Join the fun while you burn calories: Jump Rope-A-Thon, Limbo-Mania, Frisbee-Fun, Volleyball- Blanket ,and an obstacle course. Also, a tasty healthy snack and a delicious smoothie to try. Don’t forget to stop by the different exhibitors that will have educational information on health & wellness. Details on the Flyer!

Don’t Forget to Check the BCMG Events Calendar for details on some Fun Gardening Events!

  • SABOT Brews and Blooms, Sep. 22
  • SABOT Fall Plant Sale, Sept. 29 & 30 (admission fee waived for plant sale)
  • Monarch Butterfly Monitor Training Workshop, Sep 29
  • Bexar Roots Native Plant Sale, Sep 29

SAWS Customers:  Information on WaterSaver Landscape and Patioscape Coupons available online.  Don’t miss the new $50 Mulch Coupon!

SAVE THE DATE:   BCMG  Christmas  Party  will be held at the San Antonio Garden Center, Tuesday, December 11th from 1pm to 3pm!