Jan
18
12:00 PM12:00

“Grow It Cook It: Onions” at Gillespie County Agrilife

Beth McMahon, Horticulture Agent, and Shea Nebgen, Family and Community Health Agent, will present “Grow It Cook It: Onions.” Learn about which varieties of onions to plant, how to plant them, harvesting, preparation and cooking tips, including recipes.

Cost is $15 per class, $25 for the three part series.

The other two installments are “Heat Beating Sweet Potatoes” on May 10 and “The Trendy Versatile Cauliflower” on September 6.

Register for individual programs at $15 each or for all three programs for $25.

Payment can be made ahead of time or at the door. Refunds for missed programs will not be given and payments are non-transferable. Credit cards are not accepted.

Call 830.997.3452 to register or with questions.

Gillespie County AgriLife Extension Office

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Jan
22
6:30 PM18:30

NPSOT Fredericksburg

6:30 PM social, followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

David Langford, vice president emeritus of the Texas Wildlife Association will present stories and pictures from his new book Seasons at Selah: The Legacy of Bamberger Ranch Preserve. David is one of two photographers for the book.

Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Visitors

welcome.

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Jan
23
to Jan 26

Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group Annual Conference

January 23-24, pre-conference courses; 25-26 general conference. .

Learn how to farm sustainably. Various programs cover cut flowers, soil management, farm budgeting and selling, livestock,vegetables & more.

Cost is $190 until Dec. 22; $220-250 after for the general conference.

Additional charge for pre-conference courses, mini courses and field trips.

Register online at https://www.ssawg.org/registration.

Statehouse Convention Center.

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Jan
28
to Jan 31

Texas A&M AgriLife - Somerville

January 28th-31, 2019. Texas A&M AgriLife will present the Texas Pecan Short Course.

Learn everything you need to know about the pecan business from orchard set-up, to growing, to selling. Grafting information included. Four meals provided.

Cost is $250.

Register by January 25 at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/.

Somerville AgriLife Horticulture Dept. Teaching Research & Extension Center (HortTREC).

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Jan
15
10:00 AM10:00

Hunt Garden Club

Keri Wilt, Hunt’s author-in-residence and busy wife and mother, will reveal how the links between a still popular 19th century children’s book, a family connection and some morning journaling have led to one of the greatest adventures of her life.

Hunt United Methodist Church.

Visitors welcome

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Jan
8
1:00 PM13:00

NPSOT Kerrville

1:00 p.m. social, followed by the meeting at 1:30 p.m.

The program on the new Pollinator Garden Project will feature three speakers. Zenobia Wooten, of Native American Seed, will open the program with why one should garden for pollinators, including the role of pollinators in crop production, seed production and the beauty of the Hill Country. Joyce Studer, HCMG and Hill Country Master Naturalist (HCMN), will discuss plants for pollinator gardens and how the Pollinator Garden Project is being implemented in Fredericksburg. Richard Coleman, HCMN, will wrap-up the program by describing the certification process for individual pollinator gardens through the Pollinator Garden Project.

Riverside Nature Center. Visitors welcome

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Dec
23
6:30 PM18:30

NPSOT Boerne

6:30 p.m. social, followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Stephen Zoeller, Kendall County AgriLife Extension Agent, will present "Invasive, Exotic, or Introduced Native?".

Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium.

Visitors welcome

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Nov
20
9:30 AM09:30

Hunt Garden Club

9:30 a.m.

Judy Anderson, club member and go-to planting advisor, will discuss the history of the most important supporting player in the show emerging from your bowls and vases – the frog – as she demonstrates with samplings from her own collection.

Hunt United Methodist Church.

Visitors welcome.

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Nov
13
1:00 PM13:00

NPSOT Kerrville

1:00 p.m. social

1:30 p.m. meeting.

Bridget Langdale, a Hill Country Master Naturalist and member of two area astronomy clubs, International Dark Sky Organization and the Hill Country Alliance, will present “Dark Skies and Why They Matter,” including how light pollution affects plants and a variety of pollinators in a negative way, and why our plants and gardens need hours of dark sky.

Riverside Nature Center.

Visitors welcome.

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Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30

NPSOT Boerne

6:30 p.m. social

7:00 p.m. meeting

Melissa Huffman, Lead Meteorologist at the Austin/San Antonio National Weather Service Office, will present "Winter Outlooks for South Central Texas". The presentation will include a regional forecast for the upcoming winter as well as an overview of climatology impacting native plants in the region.

Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium.

Visitors Welcome.

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Oct
16
9:30 AM09:30

Hunt Garden Club

Bridget Langdale, a Hill Country Master Naturalist and member of two area astronomy clubs who works with the International Dark Sky Organization and the Hill Country Alliance, will present:Dark Skies and Why They Matter, including how light pollution affects plants and a variety of pollinators in a negative way, and why our plants and gardens need hours of dark sky.

Hunt United Methodist Church.

Visitors welcome

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Oct
15
to Oct 16

Texas A&M AgrilLife--Texas Fruit Growing (New Braunfels Civic Convention Center)

Texas Fruit Conference speakers Monte Nesbit, Larry Stein and others will offer a combination of fundamental and advanced presentations on fruit growing for Texas conditions.

Individuals interested in starting an orchard for fun or for profit as well as experienced growers will benefit from the range of production and marketing topics including plums, figs, pomegranates, blueberry container production and more.

Cost is $75 and includes entry to the Monday evening tasting event and one lunch.

Contact Monte Nesbitt at mlnesbitt@tamu.edu for more information.

New Braunfels Civic Convention Center.

Register online at https:// agriliferegister.tamu.edu/

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Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Herff Farm - Handmade Bouquet Presentation

Herff Farm, Michelle Gorman of Wallflower Farm and Garden will present

Handmade Bouquets, The Art and Science of Hyperlocal Flower Bouquets including techniques to grow beautiful flowers using organic water-saving methods, tricks to keep them fresh and the best seasonal varieties for San Antonio.

Cost is $20.

Herff Farm Teaching Barn.

For more information contact farm@cibolo.org.

Register at www.cibolo.org in the 10/13 calendar link

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Oct
11
8:15 AM08:15

Texas A&M AgriLife. Tree Management Workshop

Tree Management Workshop includes identifying and managing oak wilt, common tree pests, stress minimization tips, pruning techniques and tree diversity/ replacement.

This program will feature a root collar excavation and tree injection.

Cost $40 includes lunch.

For additional information, contact Denise Perez, at 210-631-0400 or dsperez@ag.tamu.edu.

San Antonio Botanical Gardens Culinary Garden Classrooms A and B.

Register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/ by Oct 10

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Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

NSPOT- Boerne

6:30 p.m. social

7:00 PM Meeting

Benito Trevino, ethnobotanist and owner of Rancho Lomitas Native Plant Nursery, will present a program about the many uses of the native plants with a special focus on how the plants were used by the indigenous peoples and our ancestors.

Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium.

Visitors Welcome

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Oct
1
to Oct 2

2-Day Bennet Land Trust Women's Natural Resource Management Conference

Bennett Land Trust Women’s Natural Resource Management Conference to help women be successful in managing their natural resources.

Topics include finances, laws, small ruminants, and more. First day is presentations; second day is a tour.

Cost is $75 and includes all meals and tour transportation costs.

Inn on Barons Creek.

Register at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/

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Oct
1
9:30 AM09:30

Get your organic garden started

Get your organic garden started: create a garden plan, soil preparation and amendments, irrigation system design, plant selection, maintenance and gardening resources.

$15, register online www.cibolo.org.

Contact Stephanie Patillo via email at farm@cibolo.org  or call 210.551.6722  for more information.

Herff Farm Garden Barn.

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Sep
29
8:30 AM08:30

Native Landscape Program Level 3

Instructors Kathy Lyles and Chris Anderson will present Native Landscape Certification Program Level 3: Installation and Maintenance of Native Plants, including a classroom session and two-hour plant walk.

NLCP Level 1 is a prerequisite.

Limited class size, register ahead, $37 NPSOT members; $52 non-members.

For class details and to register go to https://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.

Central Texas Electric Cooperative conference room.

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Sep
25
6:30 PM18:30

NSPOT Fredericksburg

6:30 p.m. social, followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Chris Anderson, Hill Country Master Naturalist and Friends of Enchanted Rock Tour Guide will present a virtual tour of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

Memorial Presbyterian Church.

Visitors welcome.

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Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Two Part Organic Gardening Course

Part two of the organic gardening short course for beginner and intermediate vegetable gardeners on installing and maintaining an organic garden

Hands-on experience preparing beds for planting, installing a drip irrigation system and planning a garden.

$30, register online at www.cibolo.org.

Contact Stephanie Patillo, farm@cibolo.org, 210.551.6722, for more information.

Herff Farm.

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Sep
18
10:00 AM10:00

Hunt Garden Club

Gwen Dewitt, co-owner and manager of one of Texas’ heritage ranches and past holder of every office in local, regional and state garden clubs, will present “All About Awards.” She will share her perspectives of how each community garden club contributes a piece to the larger American landscape and how awards inspire us to brighten our part of the picture.

Hunt United Methodist Church.

Visitors Welcome.

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Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Two Part Organic Gardening Course

Two-part organic gardening short course for beginner and intermediate vegetable gardeners on installing and maintaining an organic garden.

Hands-on experience preparing beds for planting, installing a drip irrigation system and planning a garden.

$30, register online at www.cibolo.org.

Contact Stephanie Patillo, farm@cibolo.org, 210.551.6722, for more information.

Herff Farm.

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Sep
11
1:30 PM13:30

NSPOT Kerrville

Michael Eason, freelance botanist and author will present “Wildflowers of Texas," showing images of rare plants and discussing the tales of tracking down some of these plants.

Copies of his book will be available for sale for $25 (cash or check).

Riverside Nature Center.

Visitors welcome.

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Sep
5
1:00 PM13:00

Hill Country Master Gardeners Monthly Business Meeting

 Hill Country Master Gardeners

1:00 p.m. business meeting

2:00 p.m. Beth Potter Patterson, Education Coordinator for the Texas Lavender Association and former President will present "Herb Gardens with a Texas Accent: Mediterranean Herbs" adapted for the Central Texas cook and crafter.

Hill Country Youth Event Center.

HCMGs and interns.

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Sep
4
6:30 PM18:30

NPSOT Boerne

 NPSOT Boerne

6:30 p.m. social followed by the meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Shelly Maher, research scientist with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, will present “Pollinator Basics” about the habitat needs of pollinators.

Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium.

Visitors Welcome.

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