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 Get Ready, Get Set, March into Spring!!

Warmer weather reminds us that March is the time to prepare for Spring gardening. 

vegetable_garden clip artThere are many educational opportunities in our area to learn basic gardening techniques and pick up some valuable hints for both vegetable and landscaping success.  Please see links to our March Guadalupe Gardener Newsletter  March 2015 Newsletter – Part A , March 2015 Newsletter – Part B  and educational opportunities listed below – -

 But First – If you enjoy gardening you should consider taking

Master Gardener Class 27

 and becoming a Certified Master Gardener

Class 27 shovel in groundMaster Gardeners is an education sharing horticultural program.  Students commit to continuous learning and volunteer service.  Master Gardener Class 27 will provide essential knowledge which you can use in your garden and yard and which you can share with other gardeners.  Classes will be on consecutive Wednesdays from 10 AM to 2:30 PM starting August 12, 2015.  Classes will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife building, 210 East Live Oak, Seguin. Cost is $190.  To learn more about the class, view the Class 27 Flyer and the Guadalupe County Master Gardener Class 27 Application by clicking on these links!

 

Guadalupe County Master Gardener Monthly Meeting

Thursday, March 19, 7:00 PM

Deedy Wright will give a talk on

Using Native Plants Instead of Exotic Plants

Deedy will discuss the characteristics of specific native landscape plants for Guadalupe and Comal counties which can be planted now!

       Monthly meetings start with a “Social” at 6:30, our speaker at 7:00 and conclude with an energetic business meeting starting about 8:00 PM. Our meetings are held “again” at the Guadalupe County AgriLife Extension Building, 201 East Live Oak, Seguin.

 

How to Use Companion Plantings in the Landscape

Lunch and Learn Gardening Program

Thursday, March 5, 2015    Noon-1PM

Presented by Peggy Jones, Master Gardener

Texas AgriLife Extension Office, 210 East Live Oak, Seguin.

 

By taking advantage of the natural friendships between plants you can in turn attract butterflies, hummingbirds and beneficial insects.

NO COST:  Just bring your own lunch (optional).  For more information contact Treva Hicks, 830-303-4712

 

Landscaping with Wildflowers

Lunch and Learn Gardening Program

Thursday, April 2, 2015    Noon-1PM

Learn how to plan for, plant, and maintain wildflowers in your landscape.

Presented by Deedy Wright, Propagation Specialist, and the Guadalupe County Master Gardeners at the Texas AgriLife Extension Office, 210 East Live Oak St., Seguin.  NO COST:  Just bring your own lunch (optional).  For more information contact Treva Hicks, 830-303-4712

 

Guadalupe County Chapter,

Native Plant Society of Texas Presents

The Beautiful, Bountiful, Bewitching Botany of Texas Food Plants

Tuesday March 10, 2015, 7:00 PM

Dr. Karen Clary PhD, Program Manager for Plant Conservation at the
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, will introduce some of
our native plants that have been domesticated for food. She will also
tell about some of the most famous food plants on earth, and some
that are not so famous but are native to Texas and are still delicious.

St John’s Lutheran Church, FM 465, Marion, TX

Meetings are open to the public. Visitors are welcome.

There is a plant/seed exchange and greeting at 6:30 PM followed by the program at 7:00 PM.

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.

 

Dorothy and Toto from Wizard of Oz MovieThere’s No Place Like Home!

The Guadalupe County Master Gardeners are back “home” in the newly renovated AgriLife Extension Office at 210 E. Live Oak in Seguin.  The remodeled facility includes an expanded meeting room, more functional floor plan, and greatly improved accessibility for those with physical handicaps.  The space is clean, bright, and ever so handsome.  Come see us!

Attention Guadalupe County Master Gardeners:  Get to Know VMS!

two men shaking handsMany items of specific interest to Guadalupe County Master Gardeners (volunteer and educational opportunities, Board and Membership Meeting Minutes) are in the process of transitioning to and being promoted on the on-line Volunteer Management System (VMS) launched last month. An explanation of VMS and a User’s Guide have been added to this website.  Highlight  the Members tab on the Home page.  The Master Gardeners – Reporting Volunteer and Continuing Educations Hours tab should appear below.  Highlight this tab and click the left mouse button.  When the MG – Reporting Volunteer and Continuing Education Hours tab is highlighted, a sub-tab should appear to the right, VMS User’s Guide.  Click on this tab for more details about VMS features.

Join the Master Gardeners Every Saturday on the Radio!!!!

Photo of Bob at the radioTune 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!!!!!!

 

Contact Us!

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.

The Master Gardener of Guadalupe County is an educational and volunteer program offered by the AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System. It is open to people of all ages, regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, handicap or national origin. The program is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and extend horticultural projects throughout the community. These goals are implemented through the training and employment of local volunteers known as Master Gardeners.