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January 2017

Bluebonnet Master Gardeners 2017 Training Class

January 19 @ 8:00 am - April 25 @ 5:00 pm
Fayette County Agricultural Building, 255 Svoboda Lane
La Grange,
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The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association is offering a training program with weekly classes running from January 19, 2017 to graduation on April 25, 2017.  Classes will be held on Thursday mornings at the Fayette County Agriculture Building in LaGrange. The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association spans four counties:  Austin, Colorado, Fayette and Washington. Two open houses are scheduled to answer questions and provide more information about the Master Gardener Training Course. January 10, 2017.  11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Washington County…

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Gideon Lincecum Chapter of Texas Naturalist Training

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - April 24 @ 9:00 pm

The Gideon Lincecum Chapter, covering Austin, Colorado, Fayette, Lee, and Washington Counties, will begin its 2016 certification training course on January 23, 2017 at the Winedale Heritage Center near Round Top.  Classes will be held every Monday evening from 6:00 to 9:00pm through April 24, 2017. Most classes are held at the Winedale Heritage Center near Round Top. In addition to the classroom training, hands-on field trips are held throughout the 5 county areas on four separate Saturdays. Registration for…

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March 2017

Beginning Gardening Classes

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - May 1 @ 8:00 pm

Starting on Monday, March 27th, beginners’ gardening classes will be offered to interested members of the public. Stephen Janak, your local Colorado County Extension Agent, will be the instructor for the series. Mr. Janak has 18 years of gardening experience, being successful enough to purchase his first vehicle with cash from vegetables sold at the Farmers’ Market.
This class will be limited to the first 25 individuals who register by calling 979-732-2082 before 5pm on March 24th. Class will be held every Monday night from 6:00-8:00 p.m. for six weeks, concluding on May 1st. Each class will be held at the EMS Building/Services Facility at 305 Radio Lane in Columbus. These classes are designed to help those with little or no gardening experience and will focus on vegetables. Each week a new topic will be discussed and scientifically explained in a manner that is easy to understand. After an indoor lecture and discussion, outdoor raised beds will be constructed and used to demonstrate gardening practices to attendees. Each week’s class will build upon the previous classes, so those interested are encouraged to make plans to attend all six classes for the full experience. By the end of the class, attendees will have a good understanding of how plants work, the importance of soil, insect and disease control, fertility, composting, use of organic and synthetic pesticides, irrigation, container/patio gardening, harvesting, and preparing veggies fresh from the garden. Attendees will receive a 3-ring binder full of all of the lecture material and gardening references that will be useful for years to come. There is a one-time cost of $10, no matter if you attend all six classes or just one class. Remember, the class is limited to the first 25 individuals who call to sign up by March 24th. With questions or to register, call 979-732-2082.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides equal opportunities in its programs and employment to all persons, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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Feathers, Furs and Farming

March 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Concordia Hall, 952 S. Tesch St
Bellville, Select a State: 77418
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April 2017

New Landowner Program – Pond Management

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
May 2017

New Landowner Program – Forage Production/Livestock Production

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
August 2017

New Landowner Program – Bees & Trees

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
September 2017

New Landowner Program – Horticulture/Fruit Trees, Grapes, Olives, Pecans

September 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
October 2017

New Landowner – Wildlife Management, Native Grasses, Prairie Restoration

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
November 2017

New Landowner

November 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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