AgriLife Extension, Master Gardeners to present gardening series in San Antonio

Ten sessions to cover various horticultural topics

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752,

Contact: David Rodriguez, 210-631-0400,

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bexar County, in collaboration with the Bexar County Master Gardener volunteer organization, will present an Earth-Kind-focused Home Gardening Series in San Antonio from February to June.

Ten sessions related to Earth-Kind  gardening will be held from Feb. 6 to June 19 at the AgriLife Extension office in Bexar County.   (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

Earth-Kind is an initiative of AgriLife Extension and Texas A&M AgriLife Research to educate people on the best techniques and practices of conventional and organic gardening while promoting environmental responsibility through the limited use of chemicals

Series sessions will be held at the AgriLife Extension office in Suite 208 of the Conroy Square business complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive.

There will be 10 sessions, each from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings beginning Feb. 6. The cost is $15 per session or $75 for the series.

“This series will help participants maximize their garden and landscape while helping protect the environment,” said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent, Bexar County. “It  will be useful for both new homeowners and long-time residents as well as those in the green industry.”

For registration information, go to the “Here’s the Latest” section on the right-hand side of the home page at

The dates, topics and presenters for the sessions will be:

— Feb. 6, Soils, Compost and Mulch, John Sells, Bexar County Master Gardener.

— Feb. 20, Vegetable Gardening in Cool Weather, Rodriguez.

— March 6, Fruits and Nuts, Rodriguez.

— March 20, Vegetable Gardening in Warm Weather, Rodriguez.

— April 10, Turfgrass 101, Lou Kellogg, Bexar County Master Gardener.

— April 24, The Importance of Trees, Planting Trees and Maintaining Trees, Ross Hosea, city forester, City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department.

— May 8, Thirty Bugs Every Gardener Should Know, Molly Keck, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management specialist, Bexar County.

— May 22, Texas Superstar Plants, Lynn Cox, Bexar County Master Gardener.

— June 5, Rainwater Harvesting and Drip Irrigation, Kellogg and Anna Volger, Bexar County Master Gardener.

— June 19, Citrus in Your Landscape, Rodriguez.

“This series will have a lot of practical and time-tested techniques for improving the garden and landscape,” Rodriguez said. “We have taken the best from different horticultural approaches using objective, research-based information and will share that with series attendees.”

For more information, contact Denise Perez art 210-631-0400 or



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