July 17 program in San Antonio will cover plants and trees beginning with A’s and B’s
SAN ANTONIO – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will present the first Backyard Gardening Series, which features fruits and vegetables from A-Z, on July 17 at agency offices located in the Conroy Complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Dr., San Antonio.
The first series installment, which will be from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in Suite 208 of AgriLife Extension offices, will focus on fruits and vegetables beginning with the letters A and B. The program is open to the public.
“The series will address how to select and plant vegetable and fruit plants and trees at the appropriate time of the year and how to combine plants to save space, produce better yields and provide more efficient insect control,” said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension agent for horticulture in Bexar County.
Rodriguez said the series will be helpful for anyone from the backyard gardener to the small-acreage producer. He noted that plants and trees featured during this first program in the series are asparagus, apples, artichokes, almonds, avocados, apricots, bananas, bush beans, beets, blackberries, black-eyed peas and broccoli.
“During the series, we will also focus on AgriLife Extension’s Earth-Kind program and the various environmentally responsible practices that are key to that program,” he said. “These include practices for the purpose of reducing chemical use and improving soil and water conservation.”
Rodriguez said subsequent series presentations will be offered about once a month.
The fee for the program is $10 to be paid the day of the event. RSVP to Angel Torres at 210-467-6575 on or before July 16.