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New GCMG T-Shirts, Available now!
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“Proud Supporter of Guadalupe County Master Gardener” T-Shirts are here, sizes Medium – 3XL – a $20.00 donation for one t-shirt.
Also available at all Lunch & Learns and Monthly Membership Meetings
Great gift idea for supporters of the Guadalupe County Master Gardeners!
Please read our current newsletter, the “Guadalupe Gardener.” Additional area educational programs and events, including photos, can be found in our newsletters.
Continuing Education Opportunities
Guest Speaker: Karen Brkich
Karen has loved gardening, getting her hands dirty and flowers for many years and was gifted the “love” from her grandmother. She has/is refining her skills in gardening with the Master Gardeners of Guadalupe County since Fall 2023. She is currently the Garden Center specialist in the corporate world and had decided to increase her knowledge to help with her customers and used her unique skill of training to share her knowledge in an effort to help her customers be successful with the plants when they invest their time and money. She comes from a thorough list of experiences but by far, but the peace of gardening, building relationships and helping others beautify their community and their environment, is by far her favorite.
Library’s webpage link for the above Lunch & Learn Series event: Lunch & Learn Series with Master Gardeners | Seguin, TX (seguintexas.gov)
Presents: Basic Tree Care and Pruning
Bring your favorite lunch and learn from one of knowledgeable speakers at this free seminar and open to the Public.
Learn all about Basic Tree Care and Pruning techniques; to include the trees of South-Central Texas how a tree works to disease, insects, Oak Wilt, Pruning – the difference between shade tree & fruit tree pruning.
Saturday March 9,2024, from 10:00am – 02:00 pm
Schertz Public Library, 798 Schertz Parkway, Schertz, Tx 78154
Directly after the class a pruning demonstration will be held at the Schertz Community Garden, 1101 Elbel Rd, Schertz, TX 78154
Registration is Required – Registration Link: https://engagedpatrons.org/EventsRegister.cfm?SiteID=6585&EventID=517211
Bill is a man who has spent a lifetime enriching his own life, the lives of other people, and the environment in which we all live. He has been a member of the Bexar County Master Gardener Association and has been a certified Master Gardener Since 2017. Bill’s attachment to the soil has its roots in the rich soil of Indiana, where his ancestors worked the family farm. Bill proudly points out the fact that his cousins still work on those Indiana farmlands. Bill’s diverse career first started as a music major at the University of Texas and then as a Divinity Major at the Lutheran Seminary of the Southwest in Austin and then later as Pastor Hope Lutheran Church in San Antonio. Bill then decided to retire and become a Bexar County Master gardener and graduated class 61. As a member of the Speakers Bureau, Bill goes all over San Antonio and the surrounding area speaking on gardening topics. He holds certifications in the following Advance Training: Vegetable Gardening, Plant Propagation, First Detector Plant Disease, Entomology, EarthKind, Turfgrass, Rainwater Harvesting, Composter, and Texas Superstar. He was selected as the Master Gardener of the year 2019.
Registration is now open for the 2024 Spring Youth Gardens Educator Training!
This training was developed for volunteers, educators, and teachers in support of Youth Gardening in the classroom.
Date: Saturday, March 23rd, 2024
Time: 7:50 am – 12:30 pm
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden (555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX 78209)
Fee: $40.00 – General // $20 – Title 1 Schools
Non-Title 1 Schools ($40):
Register here: https://agriliferegister.tamu.
Title 1 Schools ($20):
If you are representing a TITLE 1 SCHOOL, DO NOT USE the registration link up above. Instead, email me your school name and district for a discounted registration link!
Remember, that you must submit a group enrollment form before attending the training. I have attached a blank and example group enrollment form. Upon completion, please email the form to me. If you have any issues filling out the group enrollment form, please call or email me.
Only 70 slots are available on a first-come-first-served basis, so be sure to register as soon as possible!
Deadline for registration is Sunday, March 17th!
Spring Youth Gardens Educator Training – https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/urbn-ev-003
2024 Master Gardener Conference
2024 Virtual Texas Master Gardener Conference – April 22, 2024 – April 24, 2024
2025 International Master Gardener Conference – August 25, 2025 – August 28, 2025
Additional Learning Materials
Connect – Share – Learn:
To Navigate to the following information , just click the link:
Monthy Planting Calendar
How to Prepare your Plants for the Cold Weather
Cold Injury and Cold Resistance in Plants
Timely Tips for Starting Seedlings At Home
Texas Home Gardening Guides
Spring Vegetable Varieties
At-Home Garden Series Link
Horticulture & Gardening Webinar Series with David Rodriguez Link
Entomology Webinar Series with Molly Keck Link
The Plant Party webinar series is a collaboration between Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. These quarterly webinars are meant to promote advanced training on all things plants and to get people excited about the flora of our state.
There are at least 13 online recorded webinars that you can watch and earn continuing education time for anytime. Each webinar is approximately 1 to 1.5 hours long but you can pause and take breaks as you need to! Click on this URL: https://southtexasrangelands.tamu.edu/plant-party/
You can see and register for upcoming webinar’s at the above URL as well. Be sure to check out their other tabs such as Publications. There are a good deal of free resources out there on many subjects such as Cattle, Drought, Chemical Plant treatments and Brush / Weed controls, Land Management, Prescribed Burn, Seeding, Wildlife and Youth Education.
Monthly Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each Month*
Meetings are Free and open to the Public!
Social time is: 5:45 pm – 6:15 pm
Business Meeting is 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Lectures are: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AgriLife Extension Service 210 East Live Oak, Seguin TX 7815
Be sure to check out or subscribe to the GCMG ‘events calendar‘ for all upcoming presentations and events.
2nd Wednesday of the Month (Jan – Nov) – 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Guadalupe County AgriLife Extension Office
210 East Live Oak Seguin, TX 78155
Lunch & Learns are Free and open to the Public, bring a lunch and enjoy these hour long lectures.
Link to the March Calendar entry for the Preparing the Garden for Spring presentation here.
Link to the April Calendar entry for the Insect Problems in the Garden presentation here.
Lunch & Learn & Monthly Meeting Video recordings:
By watching these videos you can earn Continuing Education Hours. Remember, you round up when entering your hours in VMS. If the video is 48 minutes, round up to 1 hour, etc.:
Seed Exchange – In the MG Library
Wednesdays @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm FREE event
Please note the NEW hours effective 12/10/2023
Time to start thinking about saving seeds (and the Seed Exchange). As you watch your bountiful harvest of beautiful veggies and flowers, note the hardy and disease resistant varieties. Those are the ones you want to plant repeatedly, save the seeds from and hopefully share with others through the Seed Exchange. But there are other reasons to save those seeds:
Why Save Seeds?
Saving seeds helps you and the community:
• Save money
• Increase food access
• Encourage ecosystem stability
• Protect and preserve pollinators
• Increase self-reliance and resiliency
• Grow more delicious, fresh, healthy food
• Preserve and increase vital seed diversity
• Adapt plants to the local, changing micro-climate
• Maintain cultural history of culinary and agricultural traditions
So, ready for the first step in your seed saving journey? For specific guides on how to store your
seeds and how long to keep them plus other helpful tips visit the Master Gardeners Seed Exchange any Wednesday between 2 and 4pm. Oh, and volunteers invited always! Plus, anyone with ideas on how to make this seed exchange more efficient/proficient we really want to hear from you! See you there?
The Seed Exchange is held in the Guadalupe County Master Gardener’s Library, which is located upstairs in the AgriLife Extension Building, 210 E. Live Oak St., Seguin, TX.
Ernestine Sykes & the Master Gardeners Seed Exchange Team
Please “like” the Guadalupe County Master Gardening Group on Facebook. This page is open to the public and we often get plant questions from people with problem trees/flowers/grass, etc. We need help from Master Gardeners like you! You may also want to show off your gardening successes. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/148498042257252/
Gutierrez Garden Park – . The park features a Butterfly Garden, Texas Superstar Trail, Lions Club Hummingbird Garden, Dojo Birdhouse Garden, Native plants, a Bird “Woods” and coming soon a Bird “Prairie.” This 2-acre park features multiple garden areas beautifully maintained by the Guadalupe Master Gardeners volunteer group. The gazebo area is perfect for photo opportunities, and a shaded and lighted walking trail encircles the park, and now a new Super Star has been added! It now boasts a Lacy Oak Tree that was planted by Cub Scout Pack 51. Terresa Lynn and Several Scouts participated in this event hosted by the Guadalupe County Master Gardeners Doris Greenstreet, Anne Ottenad, Mark Bollinger, William Nodine.
Ongoing Guadalupe County Projects
Guadalupe County Annex Building in Schertz, TX, 1101 Elbel Road, Schertz, TX 78154
Workdays schedule Every Tuesday & Friday 8:00 am to 11:00 am.
1231 Borgfeld Road, Schertz, TX 78154
Workdays schedule Every Thursday 8:30 am to 10:00 am
100 West Huebinger Steet, Marion, TX
Workdays schedule Every Monday 9:00 am until done
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.
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.