Hill Country Master Gardeners                       Gardening in the Texas Hill Country





Calendar of Events of Interest to Gardeners                                                      

August - Sept - Oct 2016
Dates, times, places are subject to change; please check in advance
*Addresses of locations are below


Note to HCMG Master Gardeners:

Attendance at events other than Master Gardener meetings is optional; events are listed for those wishing to attend other educational offerings. Be sure to call and confirm event. We try to limit the listed events to those that would earn our members CEU's but not all will be eligible.



August 20

Cibilo Nature Center

 9:00-12:00 p.m.


John Kight, engineer, rainwater catchment and solar panel owner, gives the latest technological information and the most practical advice. Learn about design and materials from someone who has done it himself!


Cibilo Nature Center Auditorium.

Tuition: Members $25/person

                   Non-members $35/person.


Pre-registration required. https://ciboloorg.presencehost.net/



August 23


Riverside Nature Center

6:00 p.m.


Stephanie Ertel, attorney, mediator, and environmentalist, will speak about living “off the grid” for seven years in a home with only solar energy, rainwater harvesting, and composting toilets, and offer tips on living an environmentally friendly lifestyle even if you live in a more traditional home.


Reservations are required.


RSVP to barblynns@gmail.com by August 19.


August 23





 6:30 p.m. social

 Meeting at 7:00 p.m.


Daneshu Clarke, a Hill Country herbalist and edible plant expert, will introduce many plants that have been used for centuries for medicines and food.


Memorial Presbyterian Church fellowship hall.


Visitors welcome.




September 6


 NPSOT Boerne

6:30 p.m. social

    Meeting at 7:00 p.m.


Brent Evans, co-founder of CNC, will present “The Future: Cibolo Nature Center.”


Cibolo Nature Center auditorium.

Visitors welcome.



September 7


 Hill Country Master Gardeners monthly meeting


12:00 Member Social

1:00 p.m. Meeting

2:00 p.m. Speaker


HCMG Barb Banks, Texas Master Gardener entomology specialist, will present the program “The Bug Lady Speaks.”


Hill Country Youth Event Center Exhibit Hall.


HCMG's and interns.




September 8


 Cibolo Nature Center

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.


Charlie Flatten, Water Policy Program Manager - Hill Country Alliance, and Ben Eldredge, Director of Education - CNC, will present Water 101, which addresses the future of water resources in the Hill Country and how to get involved in its conservation.


$5 suggested donation.


Cibolo Nature Center.


Details: https://ciboloorg.presencehost.net/experience/




September 10


Co-sponsors NPSOT FBG and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute


9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Robert Edmonson, Forest Service oak wilt specialist, will present an in-depth seminar on oak wilt.


Hill Country University Center.



September 13


 NPSOT Kerrville


 1:30 p.m.


Dr. Jimmy Black, an avid proponent of xeriscaping, will present "Introducing Cacti and Other Succulents into Your Landscape."


Riverside Nature Center.


Visitors welcome.


September 14


Rose Garden Club of Medina


 2:00 p.m.


Patrick Klein, Ranch Manager at Mills Springs Ranch, will present “Screech Owls.”


Medina Community Center.


Visitors welcome.




September 17 and 24




Native Landscape Certification Program

 Level 1; two opportunities:

  •   Fredericksburg, 9/17, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Central Texas Electric Cooperative, or

  •   Boerne, 9/24, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Cibola Nature Center.

Space is limited in each class.


For class descriptions or to register online: http://npsot.org/wp/nlcp.


For more information, or to complete a mail-in registration, contact Meg Inglis at nlcp@npsot.org or 512.589.1316.


September 20-22


 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

(ends 12 noon on 22)


 Texas Master Gardener Texas Superstar® Specialist Training.


 Bexar County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.


 Registration deadline September 9.


 Application at




September 20


 Hunt Garden Club


 10:00 a.m.


Melissa and Mike Maynard, owners of Mikey’s Garden (an aquaponic garden in Hunt), will present a program on hydroponic vegetable growing.


Hunt United Methodist Church.


Visitors welcome.



September 26-29


8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Texas Master Gardener Texas Entomology Specialist Training.


Host Molly Keck. Bexar County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Hardberger Park, San Antonio.


Class size is limited.


Registration deadline extended to September 22.


Apply at:



Contact Molly Keck at (210) 631-0400 or mekeck@ag.tamu.edu with any questions.


September 27





6:30 p.m. social

Meeting at 7:00 p.m.


Craig Hensley, Park Interpreter/Resource Specialist for Guadalupe River State Park and Honey Creek State Natural Area in Spring Branch, will present “The Natural History of Milkweeds."



 Memorial Presbyterian Church.



Visitors Welcome.



October 8

Master Gardener Training and Expectations Session

10:00 AM - Noon

Hill Country Youth Center

This is a introduction to applicants of the 2017 Class and those interested in the class.

Explanation of The Master Gardener Program here in Hill Country and what expectations will be for a student to complete the program.  More information will be posted as the program approaches.

If you are interested please submit an application. 

Seats are limited to 35




Visit Texas Master Gardeners Association website for information about other MG events

   *Note these addresses for events listed above:

Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library (basement), 505 Water St., Kerrville, TX

Gillespie County Historical Society Meeting Hall, 312 W. San Antonio St., Fredericksburg, TX

        Hunt Methodist Church, Hwy 39, Hunt, TX
         Medina Community Center, 13857 St. Hwy. 16 N, Medina, TX

Memorial Presbyterian Church, 607 N. Milam, Fredericksburg, TX
   Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos Street, Kerrville, TX  830.257.4837,

Hill Country Master Gardeners, Kerr County AgriLife Extension Office, 3775 Highway 27, Kerrville, TX 830.257-6568
   It is advisable to call ahead to confirm events.
   For Statewide Master Gardener events visit the TMGA website


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