Guadalupe Co. Master Gardener
Free!! Free!! Free!!
That’s the price for most of the gardening classes offered by the Guadalupe County Master Gardeners!
Our FREE classes include our monthly membership meetings held on the third Thursday of most months (when we aren’t partying) and also our Lunch & Learn program which now has monthly meetings almost every month in both Seguin and Schertz. Upcoming programs are listed below on this page. Additional area educational programs and events can be found in our November Guadalupe Gardener Newsletter.
(LINK) November 2015 Newsletter
Guadalupe County Master Gardeners
January Monthly Meeting
Thursday, January 21st
Monthly meetings start with a Social at 6:30, Speaker at 7:00, and a Business Meeting at 8:00. Meetings are held in the Guadalupe County AgriLife Extension Building, 210 East Live Oak, Seguin. Public is welcome.
“Preserving Your Garden Vegetables “
January 16, 2016
By Extension Agents Charla Bading and Connie Sheppard
210 East Live Oak Street, Seguin
Preregistration fee $20 per person and $25 at the door.
Whether you are canning goods from your home garden or local farmers market, preserving can stretch the fruits of summer labor far into winter, for a fresh homegrown taste all year round. Preserving some of your own produce is not only a fun and useful skill to acquire, but is also a healthy, cost-effective way to cut back on consuming processed food.
Homemade salsa, green beans and various jams and jellies are a few types of foods you can learn to safely preserve. Water-bath canning, pressure canning, pickling and freezing are all common food preservation methods. Many vegetables and other low acidic foods can only be canned by pressure canning in order to destroy bacteria and prevent botulism.
This food preservation workshop will teach you the basics of canning, including how to use pressure canners and water bath canners to preserve pickles, jam, and vegetables.
Future LUNCH & LEARN Gardening Programs
All Programs are from 12-1 PM
FREE to the Public. Bring your own lunch
Monday, January 11, 2016 “Starting Your Spring Vegetables from Seed and How to Build Your Own Grow Light“, Jim Johnson, Master Gardener Vegetable Specialist. Presented at The GVEC Community Room, 908 Curtis Avenue, Schertz. Link to GVEC Map
Native Plant Society of Texas
Guadalupe County (Schertz-Seguin) Chapter
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 – 7 PM
Planting NICE Plants
Nancy Masterson will present the Spring NICE Native Plants and how they can be used in your landscape.
Meetings are held at St John’s Lutheran Church, FM 465, Marion, TX and open to the public. For more information, directions or membership applications see the website: http:/www./npsot.org/wp/guadalupe/
Link to– Guadalupe Gardener – Current and Past Issues
Guadalupe County Master Gardeners is a voluntary service organization which supports the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service by providing horticultural education. A goal of this website is to provide gardening information to the public and inform readers about the Master Gardener program.
Join the Master Gardeners Every Saturday on the Radio!!!!
Tune in to Compost Bob Grafe and the Guadalupe County Master Gardeners every Saturday morning at 9 am for the Lawn and Garden Show on KWED 1580 AM. Bob and his guests talk about everything from Trees to Compost and take your calls to answer your gardening questions –just call the listener line, 830.372.1580. If you don’t have an AM radio receiver convenient, you can tune in over the internet. Just go to KWED’s website and tune in!!!!!!
Got a question about the Master Gardener Program or a gardening question? Have a gardening topic that you would like discussed on our weekly 9:05 am Saturday morning KWED 1580 AM radio show, send us a note — just click on “Contact Us” at the top of this page.