2015 Backyard Basics Expo gives attendees a taste of self-reliance

SAN ANTONIO — More than 200 people participated in the 2015 Backyard Basics Expo held recently at the James Madison High School Agriscience Magnet Program facility in San Antonio, said event coordinators. The expo, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, featured educational opportunities, as well as products and services related to the production, […]

AgriLife Extension helps deliver ‘real-life’ education to international students, faculty

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is collaborating with the Alamo Community College District, or ACCD, to provide “real-world educational opportunities” for international college students, faculty and administrators coming to San Antonio to improve their English. The five Alamo Colleges of the ACCD serve Bexar County by offering associate degrees, certificates and […]

North Texas Municipal Water District wins ‘Blue Legacy’ award

Award based on adoption of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Water My Yard program Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu DALLAS – The North Texas Municipal Water District has won the Water Conservation Advisory Council’s “Blue Legacy” award for the Water My Yard program. According to the advisory council’s announcement of this year’s winners: “The Council celebrates […]

Rain Barrel Workshop slated for April 4 at Eco Centro in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the “Rain Barrel Workshop” from 9 a.m.-noon April 4 at the William R. Sinkin Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave. near San Antonio College. The program will be presented by experts from AgriLife Extension and the Bexar County Master Gardener program. “A rain barrel […]

Earth-Kind landscape school will be April 10-12 in Dallas

Attendees will learn landscape design, plant selection, planting and management skills DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its Earth-Kind Landscape Design and Management School April 10-12 in Building E of the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Road in Dallas, said program coordinators. Program times will be from 6-9:30 […]

Texas A&M AgriLife rainwater harvesting course opens to public

Contact: Karen Sanders, 972-952-9671, Karen.sanders@tamu.edu DALLAS — Individuals and industry professionals are invited to attend Rainwater University 2015, scheduled for April 7-9 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas, 17360 Coit Road. Rainwater University is an instructional series on the latest techniques and industry standards for effective collection, storage and use […]

East Austin Garden Fair on April 11 to show ‘A Passion for Plants’

AUSTIN — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Travis County Master Gardeners and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department will present the annual East Austin Garden Fair from   9 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 11 at the Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, 2608 Gonzales St. in Austin. The event, which has the theme “A Passion for Plants,” […]

Strawberry field day/tomato grafting workshop set March 21 at Overton

Participants will learn how to graft heirloom tomatoes to hybrid rootstock Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Kilgore College will host a strawberry field day and a tomato grafting workshop March 21 at the Kilgore College Demonstration Farm, 2211 Texas Highway 135, about 2 miles northeast of […]

Expert: ‘Exclusion’ best way to prepare for Central Texas’ spring bug boom

AUSTIN – With the weather warming and spring just around the corner, Central Texas residents can soon expect a pest proliferation and “exclusion” is the best way to prepare for it, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. “We’ve had a relatively bug-free winter and it’s been a nice respite, but with the recent […]