September 23 – October 2, 2016 – East Texas State Fair
Once again the Smith County Master Gardeners will participate in the AgriWorld exhibit at the fair with its Secret Garden display. This display provides children and adults with horticulture information. For more information go to 2016 AgriWorld.
October 1, 2016 – SFA Fabulous Fall Festival Plant Sale
Beginning at 9 AM, at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet Street, Nacogdoches, TX. Parking can be found at Raguet Elementary and at the Early Childhood Research Center. Drop-off for people needing assistance at the PNPC is available as well as a shuttle service to and from the parking lots. More space, more plants, and more fun than ever.
October 4, 2016 – First Tuesday in the Garden
Presented in the IDEA Garden at Noon. Master Gardener Anne Pattullo will talk about “Bulbs & More.” Free, open to the public.
October 8, 2016 – Bulbs & More Fall Conference & Sale
Brent Heath of Brent & Becky’s Bulbs – “Bulbs for Southern Gardens”
At Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St. Tyler, TX
Registration 8:00 AM, Program 8:30 AM
Conference fee $15. Bulb and plant sale to follow – No admission fee.
To view the list of the bulbs and plants click on 2016-bulbs-and-more-packet. Pictures of the items for sale can be seen by clicking the links on each. Please print the list and bring it to the sale to be assured of a copy.
November 1, 2016 – First Tuesday in the Garden
Presented in the IDEA Garden at Noon. Master Gardener Ed Bryant will tell you how to “Put Your Garden to Bed.” Free, open to the public.
November 1 – 4, 2016 – 2016 Southern Region Conference
Come to the 2016 Southern Region Master Gardener Conference in Arlington and Fort Worth, hosted by Tarrant County. Texas is delighted to have been chosen to host this biennial conference.
Master Gardeners from thirteen southern states will come together to learn from gardening specialists, tour local sites and gardens, partake in The Cowboy Experience and be treated to some good old-fashioned Texan hospitality.
Our Capstone Speaker is actor Barry Corbin who will regale us with stories of growing up in West Texas and talk about drought and water conservation. On the tours you can visit many glorious public, school and residential gardens, as well as the two sports facilities near the hotel.
For more information, follow this link and Read More .
November 12, 2016 – Garden Lecture
Jared Barnes, “Foodscaping with Incredible Edibles”
At the Rose Garden Center – Lecture part of the 2016 Garden Lectures Series, registration 8 AM, cost $15.
April 27-May 1, 2017 – 2017 TMGA Conference Cruise
We are very excited to announce the launch of our 2017 Texas Master Gardener Conference! This is the first time we’re taking the conference on a cruise ship! Come join us aboard the Carnival Liberty™ for four special days of education and fellowship, along with sun, fun and ocean waves!
Visit the conference website at: http://texasmgconference.com/ where you will find pricing, schedules, frequently asked questions (with answers!), terms and conditions, information on The Galveston Connection and so much more!
July 10-14, 2017 – 2017 International Master Gardener Conference
Presented by Oregon State University Extension Service and Oregon Master Gardeners™, the five-day conference will kick off Monday evening with a reception. Conference program features three keynote speakers (Dan Hinkley, Renee Shepherd, and John Marzluff), daily breakout sessions, and a trade show.
The conference is scheduled for the Oregon Convention Center in Portland near the east banks of the Willamette River. Three conference hotels all are within short, 10-15 minute walk.
Early bird registration: October 10, 2016 through January 13, 2017