New GCMG T-Shirts, Available now! Sizes Small – 3XL
To order, CLICK HERE:
“Proud Supporter of Guadalupe County Master Gardener” T-Shirts are here, sizes Medium – 3XL – a $20.00 donation for one t-shirt.
T-shirts are available NOW! 4037 Stockdale Hwy., Seguin, TX 78155. Mon-Sat 8am-4:30pm (830) 379-7203
Get yours early for best choice of color and size. They are going fast!
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 –
- 2024 Coming Soon!
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners 5 Part Series
New Sessions will begin on January 6, 2024
For all the details – registration, cost, and agenda please see the following link: https://www.gcmgtx.org/2024_BGS/index.html
Monthly Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each Month*
Meetings are Free and open to the Public!
Social time is: 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm
Business Meeting is 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Lectures are: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
AgriLife Extension Service 210 East Live Oak, Seguin TX 78155
*No monthly meeting during June or December as we have our Summer and Winter Socials where we celebrate our most recent Master Gardener Graduates!
Please Welcome our latest Master Gardener Graduates!
Class #38 members who have certified from left to right (Top Row): Linda Truax, Cathy Mladenka, Mahalalel Israel, Edie Cassell, Esther Israel, Karen Brkich, (and kneeling): Sarah Hillman & Kelsie Byler. Also Class #38 Celeste Rance.
Class #37 member who has now certified Jennifer Huff
Class #36 member who has now certified Julie Taylor
Link to Calendar entry for this presentation here.
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.
Our first Lunch and Learn in 2024 will be on January 10th topic will be on “Soils” presented by Bill Swantner
Link to Calendar entry for this 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 – 5:00 pm FREE event
We will not have a seed exchange during Thanksgiving or Christmas week.
Please note the NEW hours effective 11/29/2023
Most of us have our Fall planting complete or nearly so by now. 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 1 and 3pm. 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
The 2023 Master Gardener Christmas Tree won 3rd Place! It is on display in the Plaza in Downtown Seguin. Looks like the Grinch came by and stole Santa’s hat. Go check it out! Be sure to Thank Ernestine for doing an outstanding job!
Here is the GCMG Tree which was placed at the Aumont Hotel. Another outstanding job by Ernestine and her 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