Friday, February 12, 2016

Gardening events you won't want to miss - here and around Texas!

Want to learn more about gardening and herbs and have fun doing it? Attend as many programs as you can. I've compiled a list of ones that I'm aware of locally and around Texas with links to register or to gather more information.

Know of any I didn't list? Let me know.
Good Gardening!

with Chuck Malloy, Cameron County Master Gardener.
Be the first to pre-order your certified citrus trees.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Cameron County San Benito Annex
1390 W. Expressway 83 San Benito, TX. 78586
Register by contacting Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Cameron County office at 956/361-8236
followed by:

Same location as Citrus Greening program above
11 - noon, $50 fee includes rain barrel

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1-3 PM
Rivers End Nursery, Bayview, TX
Hands on grafting/budding class.
Learn to propagate tropical/subtropical fruit & flowering
trees with techniques used by commercial producers.  
Bring your own grafting knife.
A limited number of grafting knives will be available for sale.
Other materials will be furnished.
Cost $20 - includes the avocado and mango tree
that you will graft in class to take home with you.
Sign up by clicking Grafting Workshop Tickets
followed by:
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 3:30 PM
Rivers End Nursery & Farm, Bayview, TX
Easy Edibles: How to Grow & Enjoy Fresh Food
with well known author Judy Barrett.
Saturday, March 19, 2016, 1 PM
Judy has authored several books and blogs on organic
and all things gardening on "Judy Barrett's Homegrown" blog.
FREE Gardening Classes
Next program -  March 3, 2016, 6 PM with speaker:
Texas AgriLife Extension Agent Scott Kunkle.
on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 pm 
Sessions: 1 Garden Site Locations, 2 Soils, 3 Composting,
4 Raised Beds and Container Gardening/ Garden Maintenance,
5 Pest Management, 6 Harvesting
City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation building, 1387 East Tyler
I go to this event every year!

Friday-Saturday, March 18-19, 2016
Round Top, Texas featuring herb of the year, the Chili Pepper!
Workshops, speakers, herbal luncheon, herb plant sale.
Pearl Farmer's Market area, San Antonio, TX
​Saturday May 21, 2016 9 am - 1 pm
All things basil - need I say more?

April 23, 2016 in beautiful Wimberly, Texas
Early registration deadline $99 to March 15, after that $119.
(Space is limited so please register early!) 
I plan on attending this event.
Austin School of Herbal Studies 2016 Classes
begins April 29th, 2016, Austin, TX.

Visit for complete info and registration.
Ellen Zimmerman is awesome and this is the last year
she will be offering her apprenticeship program so if you can attend, 
it will be well worth it.

Huntsville, TX  April 9, 2016,  936-891-5024 
Herbal vendors, plant sale, speakers.

June 10-12, 2016
Blanco, TX
This festival is all things lavender!
Totally fun to attend. I attended several years ago.
A friend and I even attended a cooking class at 
(830-833-0910) while there - totally fun weekend!

Saturday, October 15, 2016 
at the Historic Pearl Brewery, San Antonio, TX
FREE family fun event with herb vendors, free programs, cooking demos.