State Wide Events

NOVEMBER

 

San Antonio: The San Antonio Herb Society presents ‘Holiday Magic’ Market at the Garden Center, Sunday, November 27, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 3310 N. New Braunfels, San Antonio. Juried show of extraordinary artisans displaying and selling beautiful handmade merchandise including organic body care, jewelry, woodwork, art, glass, gourmet foods, plants, accessories and more! Door prizes. Hourly mini-workshops. Free admission and parking. For more info, visit  www.sanantonioherbs.org or sanantonioherbs@gmail.com.

Hempstead: The Waller County Master Gardeners has scheduled its annual Fruit and Nut Tree Sale Fundraiser. Pre-Orders are being accepted thru November 30 at the Waller County Extension Office, 846 6th St., Hempstead. Master Gardeners will be at the office from 9 a.m. to noon every Monday through Friday until November 30 except for holidays (Nov. 24 and Nov. 25). Payment (Cash, Money Order, Check and Credit Card) due at time of order. For specific information regarding varieties and prices, visit txmg.org/wallermg, Facebook page Waller County Master Gardeners, the extension office, or call 979-826-7651. Pickup date is Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Tegeler Pre-Owned Car Lot, 850 Bus. 290 North, Hempstead. A limited number of trees will be available for sale on the pickup date.

 

DECEMBER

Palestine: East Texans will have the chance to learn about new environmental-friendly techniques around the home and ranch during a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Earth-Kind Living conference Dec. 2. The event begins with registration at 8 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m. inside Ben E. Keith Beverages, 2019 W. Oak St., Palestine. The conference will introduce consumers, producers and volunteers to Earth-Kind Living, a balanced system using university research-proven techniques for quality living, environmental stewardship and overall well being. Experts will share information on agricultural production, land stewardship, health and wellness, and Earth-Kind friendly homes. Cost is $25 if attendees preregister by Nov. 10 and $35 the day of the event. For more information and to register, go to http://agrilife.org/earthkindliving. Benefits of the Earth-Kind living include environmental stewardship and long-term productivity for agriculture enterprises, water conservation and natural protection and enrichment of the soil, according to the Earth-Kind website. It also utilizes plants and animals with the best adapted genetics which encourages and protects wildlife diversity, including pollinators and beneficial insects by reducing the use of fertilizers, pesticides and other chemicals. For general information about the event, contact Larry Pierce at 903-834-6191 or lpierce@ag.tamu.edu.

Hempstead: Peckerwood Garden presents Peckerwood Insider’s Tours: Saturday, December  3, 10 a.m., 20559 FM 359 Rd. Hempstead. Pre-Registration Required. Tours will highlight a focused subject each month, ranging from Peckerwood’s specific plant groups, garden design strategies, seasonal interest and more. December will visit a rarely seen portion of Peckerwood Garden, the “North Dry Garden and Surrounding Collections” located across the creek. $15 admission and parking. Free  for members. For more info, visit http://www.peckerwoodgarden.org/explore/visit-peckerwood-garden/ or info@peckerwoodgarden.org.

La Marque: “Growing Tomatoes from Seeds” with GC Master Gardener Ira Gervais presenting, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m., December 3, at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Building in Carbide Park, 4102-B Main St., La Marque. Fee/Free. Participants must pre-register: Ph 281-534-3413. Galveston County Master Gardener event. Further details http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/ Seating limited to 90 persons.

 

La Marque: “Soil Health & Evaluation” with GC Master Gardener Jim Gilliam presenting, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m., December 3, at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Building in Carbide Park, 4102-B Main St., La Marque. Fee/Free. Participants must pre-register: Ph 281-534-3413. Galveston County Master Gardener event. Further details http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/.

Nacogdoches: The SFA Gardens will host a garden seminar, “Deck the Halls – Using Evergreens to Decorate for the Holidays,” from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St., Nacogdoches. Evergreen branches and garlands once served as symbols of enduring life and a fruitful year to come. Join Dawn Stover, research associate at SFA Gardens, to learn how to create elegant wreaths and garlands using materials from the garden. Participants will learn principles of wreath, garland and centerpiece construction and make a wreath to enjoy and take home for the holidays. In addition to the traditional wreaths and garlands, Stover will introduce new crafts using natural items from the garden and forest. All materials will be provided. Class size is limited, so please register in advance calling (936) 468-1832 or emailing sfagardens@sfasu.edu. The cost is $25 for SFA Garden members and $30 for non-members.

Nacogdoches: SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet St. in Nacogdoches. Dr. Dave Creech, SFA Gardens director, will present “SFA Gardens: Is this Garden Adventure Out of Control or Is there a Well Thought Out Plan?” Creech’s annual year-in-review lecture will lead the audience through the highlights of the past year – plants, people and plans – and will be bound to educate, entertain and enlighten. Additionally, he’s promised to make an announcement that will leave everyone smiling. Creech has been at SFA since 1978 and is director and founder of the SFA Mast Arboretum, Ruby Mize Azalea Garden and Gayla Mize Garden. He also co-directs the Pineywoods Native Plant Center. Creech received his bachelor’s and doctoral degrees in horticulture from Texas A&M University and his master’s degree from Colorado State University. His research efforts have focused on blueberry germplasm and production studies, alternative crops and technology, crop nutrition and evaluation of new plant materials for the South. He and his wife, Janet, are both active gardeners and love to travel. The Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series is held the second Thursday of each month at the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture’s SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center. A rare plant raffle will be held after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series Fund are appreciated. Parking is available at the nearby Raguet Elementary School, 2428 Raguet St., with continual shuttle service to the Brundrett Conservation Education Building. For more information, call SFA Gardens at (936) 468-1832 or email sfagardens@sfasu.edu.

 

La Marque: “Citrus Seminar & Tasting” with Texas A&M Extension Specialist Monte Nesbitt presenting, includes update on citrus greening and citrus canker issues, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m., December 12, at the Galveston County AgriLife Extension Building in Carbide Park, 4102-B Main St., La Marque. Fee/Free. Participants must pre-register: Ph 281-534-3413. Galveston County Master Gardener event. Further details http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/galveston/.

 

Hempstead: Peckerwood Garden presents Evening at Peckerwood Lecture Series: Friday, December 16, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., 20559 FM 359 Rd. Hempstead. Topics will include various aspects of horticulture, botany, garden design, plant collecting adventures, conservation and many other related fields of interest. Wine and refreshments provided. $10 admission and parking. $5 for members. For more info, visit http://www.peckerwoodgarden.org/explore/visit-peckerwood-garden/ or info@peckerwoodgarden.org.

 

Hempstead: Peckerwood Garden presents Peckerwood Garden Open Day: Saturday, December  24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m, 20559 FM 359 Rd. Hempstead. Visitors enjoy 1-hour guided tours of the garden led by knowledgeable docents. Guided tours are offered approximately every 30 minutes, leaving between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Purchase Tickets. $10 admission and parking, Free  for members. For more info, visit http://www.peckerwoodgarden.org/explore/visit-peckerwood-garden/ or info@peckerwoodgarden.org.

 

JANUARY

Hempstead: Peckerwood Garden presents Peckerwood Insider’s Tours: Saturday, January 7, 10 am., 20559 FM 359 Rd. Hempstead. Pre-Registration Required. Tours will highlight a focused subject each month, ranging from Peckerwood’s specific plant groups, garden design strategies, seasonal interest and more. Attendees will have the rare opportunity to see sections of the garden never visited during the general tours as we explore “Early Interest Winter Plants.” $15 admission and parking, Free  for members. For more info, visit http://www.peckerwoodgarden.org/explore/visit-peckerwood-garden/ or info@peckerwoodgarden.org.

 

Hempstead: Peckerwood Garden presents Evening at Peckerwood Lecture Series: Friday, January 16, 7 p.m.-9 p.m., 20559 FM 359 Rd. Hempstead. Topics will include various aspects of horticulture, botany, garden design, plant collecting adventures, conservation and many other related fields of interest. Wine and refreshments provided. $10 admission and parking, $5 for members. For more info, visit http://www.peckerwoodgarden.org/explore/visit-peckerwood-garden/ or info@peckerwoodgarden.org.

 

Hempstead: Peckerwood Garden presents Peckerwood Garden Open Day: Saturday, January  28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m, 20559 FM 359 Rd. Hempstead. Visitors enjoy 1-hour guided tours of the garden led by knowledgeable docents. Guided tours are offered approximately every 30 minutes, leaving between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Purchase Tickets. $10 admission and parking, Free  for members. For more info, visit http://www.peckerwoodgarden.org/explore/visit-peckerwood-garden/ or info@peckerwoodgarden.org.

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