Please come to the 2017 BCMGA Annual Spring Plant Sale on Saturday, March 25, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Again we will be featuring Texas A&M recommended plants such as Earth-Kind®, Texas Superstars® and Texas Native Plants. All Earth-Kind® plants will be labeled along with it’s Earth-Kind® score for Central Texas. Master Gardeners will be ready to explain the Earth-Kind® scoring system to help you identify the best plants for your landscape and gardens. Earth-Kind® handouts will be available and while supplies last, a full color brochure published by the Texas Department of Agriculture and Texas A&M on Texas Superstars® will be provided to everyone purchasing any Texas Superstar® plant or plants.
Master Gardener’s will be teaching/demonstrating on the following topics:
9:00 a.m. – Square Foot Gardening
9:30 a.m. – Planting a Citrus Tree
10:00 a.m. – Know Your Texas Native Plants
All day – Rainwater Harvesting
The following link is the list of plants which will be available for sale this year. As usual, the availability of plants on this list are subject to delivery from our contracted nurseries. This list includes links to various, mostly extension office sites, to give you more information. We hope you will find this information helpful and educational.
Two raffle prizes will be available this year, a large and medium size self-watering pot planted with mostly culinary herbs. Here is are photos of both:
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU MARCH 25TH!
Bell County Master Gardeners are volunteers who work with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to improve gardening skills throughout the community. Program objectives are implemented through the training of local volunteers known as Master Gardeners. We collaborate with Extension to conduct youth and community education; establish and maintain demonstration gardens; and provide a speakers bureau. We work with special audiences in the community (4-H horticultural clubs, Junior Master Gardener groups, schools, and others) for youth and community outreach of a horticultural nature. We recruit and educate new Master Gardener candidates for effective volunteering. Master Gardeners are local volunteers in your community who work with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to increase the availability of horticultural information and improve your communities quality of life through various horticultural projects.
Bell County Master Gardeners hold monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:30am at the Bell County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Classroom at 1605 N. Main St., Belton. A social gathering time before the meeting begins at 10:00 am. Monthly meetings include a business meeting followed by an educational session. These educational sessions qualify for one hour of continuing education for Master Gardeners. All Master Gardeners and the public are invited to attend.
Future Bell County Master Gardeners
Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Bell County Master Gardeners New Class.
Mandatory Orientation is Wednesday, January 4, 2017 from 1 to 4 pm. Weekly classes begin Wednesday, January 11, 2017 through the middle of May. All classes are from 1 to 5 pm. Orientation and classes are held in the Bell County AgriLife Extension Office classroom located at 1605 N. Main, Belton, Texas.
Your $250 check for the class fee must accompany your application and background check form to reserve a spot in the 2017 class. (No credit cards, please) Class limit is 25 and the deadline for applications is December 15, 2016. When the class is filled, others will be put on a waiting list for 2018.
Hand carry or mail your application to the Bell County AgriLife Extension Office at 1605 N. Main, Room 102, Belton, Texas. If you have any questions, please call 254-933-5305.
BCMGA members can enter their service and education hours in the Texas we Volunteer System at the following web site: https://texas.volunteersystem.org/UniversalLogin.cfm
Click on the following file to print the form for membership background checks:
Background Check Form 01-20-2016 (Background check)
Click on the following PDF file to print
Brick Sale Form: BCMGAbrickform for website
Project Approval Request Form: Bell County Project Approval Form
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