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Guadalupe County

Master Gardener Class 30

The Guadalupe County AgriLife Extension Service and Guadalupe County Master Gardeners will conduct a 50+ hour training class from August 8 through December 5, 2017.  Classes will be conducted at the Extension Office, 210 East Live Oak, Seguin, Texas on Tuesday afternoons from 12:45 to 4:45 p.m.  Cost is $190.  The revised application deadline is August 6, 2017. 

See “Class 2017” Tab above for more information.

For more information contact Kay McElveen, Class 30 Coordinator, at (830) 401-4420 (Home), (479) 790-2933 (Cell) or hkaymcelveen@gmail.com

Link to Class 30 Application:  Application GCMG Class 30

 

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Everyone is Invited to Attend our

Free Gardening Classes!

Guadalupe County Community Garden Visitors

Guadalupe County Community Garden Visitors

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 programs in both Seguin and Schertz.  Upcoming programs are listed below on this page.  Additional area educational programs and events can be found in our  August Guadalupe Gardener Newsletter.  

 (LINK) August 2017 Guadalupe Gardener

 

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The primary purpose of Texas Master Gardeners as a non-profit, educational organization is to increase the public’s knowledge of gardening. We achieve this goal through horticultural classes, demonstration gardens and personal contact.  If these programs are of interest to you, please explore this website, view our current newsletter (see link above), come to a monthly meeting (see below) or contact us at  guadalupecountymastergardeners@yahoo.com

 

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August Monthly Meeting

Thursday, August 17th at 7:00pm

 

Native Grasses

 

Presented by

Brian and Shirley Loflin

Brian and Shirley Loflin are co-authors of Grasses of the Texas Hill Country.  Brian will explain how grasses are classified and identified.  He always shares interesting facts on specific grasses and his personal experiences.  They will talk about the importance of grasses on the carbon and water cycles, their importance to wildlife, and their use in soil stabilization and land restoration. He and his wife have published 3 books and will have them on sale after the talk.

 Everyone is welcome. Free.

Monthly meetings start with a Social at 6:15, 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.

 Link to Seguin Extension Office Map 

 

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September Monthly Meeting

Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 7:00pm

Seed Collecting and Seed Banks

 

Presented by

Minnette Marr

Minnette Marr from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will speak to us on seed collecting and seed banks.  Minnette is a plant conservationist and curates the herbarium and the seed bank at the Wildflower Center.  This will be great information for all of us who got excited about seed collecting after watching the Seed movie.

 Everyone is welcome. Free.

Monthly meetings start with a Social at 6:15, 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.

 Link to Seguin Extension Office Map

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October Monthly Meeting

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:00pm

Plant Propagation

 

Presented by

Jerry McNulty

 Everyone is welcome. Free.

Monthly meetings start with a Social at 6:15, 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.

 Link to Seguin Extension Office Map

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Future LUNCH & LEARN Programs

Programs are in Schertz and Seguin !!

All Programs are from 12-1 PM

FREE to the Public. Bring your own lunch

 

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Schertz Lunch & Learns

 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

Xeriscapes
Presented by Deedy Wright

President-elect,  Native Plant Society of Texas

Key points:

  • Seven things to know about xeriscape.

  • Native plants that work well in a xeriscape landscape.

 Presented at the Guadalupe County Annex Building, 1101 Elbel Road, Schertz, Texas.

Link to Map to Guadalupe County Annex

 

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Seguin Lunch & Learns

 

Monday, August 14th  2017

Time: 12:00-1:00pm

 

 Propagation of Cacti and Succulents

Jerry McNulty

Master Gardener

No band aides or tweezers required. Come learn how to propagate cacti and succulents

 

 Free. Everyone is welcome.

AgriLife Extension 210 E. Live Oak, Seguin, Texas

 Link to Seguin Extension Office Map 

Future Lunch and Learns in Seguin:

Oct. 4 – Bob Cox/Garden Photography FUNdamentals

 

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Please “like” the Guadalupe County Master Gardening Group on Face Book.  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 you gardening successes.  Here’s the link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/148498042257252/

 

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  Recent Guadalupe County Projects

 

Community Garden Craft Booths

Guadalupe County Community Garden Crafts and Cooking Day

Gutierrez Xeriscape Park Youth Volunteers

Gutierrez Xeriscape Park Youth Volunteers

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Native Plant Society of Texas

Guadalupe County (Schertz-Seguin) Chapter

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – 7 PM

 

Native Milkweed Plants and Monarchs

 

Presented by Cathy Downs of Monarch Watch

Cathy is a conservation specialist who provides educational programs on Monarch butterflies, their life cycle, and how people can support them.  She will describe the numerous milkweeds native to our area and how to grow them.

Meetings are held at St John’s Lutheran Church, FM 465, Marion, TX and open to the public.  Church is located 1/2 mile south of the Marion stoplight.  For more information, directions see the website: http:/www./npsot.org/wp/guadalupe/

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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!!!!

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.