Author Archives: Bruce Allen Williams

About Bruce Allen Williams

I have lived in East Texas since 2009; from Fort Worth, a newly saved christian, love God, love people,love life. Background in American Indian culture, history and believe natural or "organic" based methods are the best but if a product is bio friendly, I will promote it. Have a love for community gardens as well as searching for methods to incorporate gardening with self development and christian fellowship.

GCMG Presidential Newsletter May 1st 2015

Gregg County Master Gardener’s Presidential Newsletter 5/1/15 Hey there all, it has been a busy and exciting year so far. No time to look back as we head onto a bright future with a thriving interest in plant life giving us an opportunity to expand. The first thing that has happened with the support of Judge Stout and Commissioner McKinney was the Commissioners Court holding a forum to hear from the public the reasons why we need an Extension Office. Every program had a very effective and positive… Read More →

The Gregg County Master Gardeners, Learn at Lunch, program will be Wednesday, May 13.

The Gregg County Master Gardeners, Learn at Lunch, program will be 12:00 p.m.Wednesday, May 13 We will also have a Meet and Greet coffee talk for our new Extension Agent that day at 11:00 a.m. 2015-05, MAY 13, SHER DUNAWAY, P1 THE POLLINATORS, P2 HUMMINGBIRDS – NEWS ARTICLE .2015-05, MAY, 13, MG, SHER DUNAWAY, P1 THE POLINATORS , P2 HUMMINGBIRDS – FLYER (1) The program will be held at the Gregg County AgriLife Extension Auditorium, 405 E. Marshall in Longview.  Master Gardeners’ business meeting will begin at 11:30AM… Read More →

Texas Master Gardener March 2015 Newsletter

The newsletter must be a sign up only, it isn’t a general public newsletter. Here is the link:  Scroll down a bit on the rightside widget You will notice that Gregg is on the list of not paying our dues on time, which is wrong we did and Pete verified it and we are waiting for a answer as to why they didn’t document our submission.    

The Gregg County Master Gardeners, Learn at Lunch Wednesday, March 11, 2015

James Hayes,  Native Plant Society member, will be the speaker.  His topic will be “Indentifying Butterflies and Host Plants”.   Hayes has studied butterflies indigenous to East Texas for eight years.   Currently, he has in excess of 400 host plants.  Hayes will explain which butterflies are common in the East Texas area and describe host plants for butterflies .2015-03, MAR. 11, MG, JAMES HAYES, NATIVE PLANT SOCIETYMEMBER, LONGVIEW, TX – NEWS ARTICLE 2015-03, MAR. 11, MG, JAMES HAYES, NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY MEMBER, LONGVIEW, TX – FLYER


The Spring Garden and Landscape Seminar, sponsored by the Gregg co. Master Gardeners will be held on Saturday, March 7, In Longview, Texas from 7:45 to noon at the First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Fredonia St., in the Faith Center, Whaley St. entrance.  Seating is limited, so it is advisable to get there early.   Chris Wiesinger, owner of The Southern Bulb Company, located in Golden, Texas, will be the seminar speaker.  Since the New York Times story, in 2006, of Chris’ life as a bulb collector… Read More →

2015 Gregg County Master Gardener Class Schedule

January 7 – Class starts, brief overview, pass-out handbooks, and housekeeping duties. Plant Growth & Development, Basic Plant Fertility and Soil Testing – Pete Quinn, Gregg County Master Gardener January 14 – Environmental Horticulture – Landscape water conservation – Tim Hartman January 21 – Home Fruit Production – Dennis Smith, retired Gregg County Extension Agent – AG/NR January 29 – Special Program: Insect Identification Control, Dr. Mike Merchant, Urban Entomologist Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center, Overton, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. February 4 – Composting – Vermiculture Presentation,… Read More →

J.R. Curtis Bed 1 Final Layout design

This is the basic layout put together by the planning committee.

Belinda McCoy McLaughlin Press Release Info

PRESS RELEASE MASTER GARDENERS OCTOBER 8, 2014 PROGRAM The Gregg County Master Gardeners, Learn at Lunch program, will be Wednesday, October 8.   Belinda McCoy McLaughlin will present “Within a Stone’s Throw: Diversity of the Four States Area”.  The program will be held at the Gregg County Extension Auditorium, 405 E. Marshall in Longview, 12 noon, with the business meeting at 11:30.   Belinda’s program will be a “virtual field trip” offering a preview of the diverse field trip destinations planned during the upcoming Native Plant Society of Texas… Read More →

J.R. Curtis For the Blind

We are pleased to begin the adoption of this great space for the city of Longview, Texas. Our Planning committee has been actively preparing a plan that will evaluate the needs for every tiered bed as well as removal of plants. The Association has committed to this project for a minimum of two years. We are sure our involvement will be longer than that on a permanent basis. The submission of the Bed One plan will be submitted by October first. When we have the garden designs implemented… Read More →

Native Landscape Certification Program

Meg Inglis, NLCP Coordinator 512-589-1316. , announced the classes which are specific to the vegetation regions of North Texas. Classes will be held in Denton on June 7 and in Cedar Hill on June 28. Registration for the classes is now available online at: Saturday June 7, 2014  Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center, Denton 9-4:30 Level 1 certificate Learn the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes. Understand the differences between sustainable and conventional development. Learn your Texas vegetation region and soil type. Learn 50 native Texas… Read More →