Spring Youth Expo and Plant Sale slated for March 5 in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, in collaboration with the Bexar County Master Gardeners, the Alamo Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists and Monarch Champion City, will present the Spring Youth Expo and Plant Sale on March 5.

The event will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at the AgriLife Extension offices in Suite 208 of the Conroy Square office complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge in northwest San Antonio.

Youth activities are a large part of the Spring Youth Expo and Pklant Sale to take place March 5. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

Youth activities are a large part of the Spring Youth Expo and Plant Sale to take place March 5. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

“This event is designed for kids 16 and under,” said Molly Keck, AgriLife Extension entomologist and event coordinator. “Kids can enjoy a morning of learning, experimenting, crafting and fun. There are lots of youth activities and parents are welcome to join in. You can drop in anytime during the event.”

She said a highlight will be a presentation by an expert on monarch butterflies.

“Kids will get to see real monarch caterpillars on plants and learn about their life cycle and what we can do to help with the decline of this beautiful butterfly,” Keck said. “We will also sell milkweed seeds to plant in the landscape to provide host plants for future monarch caterpillars.”

Keck said the event also includes an Ask the Master Gardener booth and plant sale.

“This will be a great opportunity for people to ask gardening experts about getting their garden in order for spring and even how they might add some Texas Superstar Plants to their vegetable and flower gardens,” she said.

The cost is $2 for children 16 and under, payable at the door. Payment must be by cash or check only; no credit cards will be accepted.

For more information, contact Keck at 210-631-0400, mekeck@ag.tamu.edu.

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