SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer another program in its ongoing Backyard Gardening Series from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 2 at the agency office in San Antonio.
The “Growing an Edible Landscape with Fruit Trees” program will be held in Suite 208 of the AgriLife Extension office in Conroy Square, located at 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive.
“Dr. Larry Stein, an AgriLife Extension horticulturist from Uvalde, is very knowledgeable on peach, plum, pear and various other fruit trees,” said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Bexar County. “He will provide his expertise for this program, which will focus in the selection, growing and maintaining of fruit trees for a home or other small-scale fruit orchard.”
Rodriguez said the program will emphasize AgriLife Extension’s Earth-Kind principles of using research-proven techniques compatible with the environment.
“The objective of Earth-Kind is to combine the best methods of both organic and traditional gardening and landscaping to create a horticultural system that is both effective and environmentally responsible,” he said.
Program cost is $10 and may be paid in advance in Suite 212 of the AgriLife Extension office or at the door. Make checks payable to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.