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Become a Master Gardener – Free Informational Session July 23rd

Master Gardeners are members of the local community who provide education on lawns, trees, shrubs, flowers and gardens. They are well-trained, enthusiastic, willing to learn and to teach others. An informational session on the Master Gardener program will be held Tuesday, July 23rd, 3:00-4:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Aransas County office.  What really sets Master Gardeners apart from other home gardeners is their special training in horticulture. In exchange for their training, people who become Master Gardeners contribute time as volunteers, working through the county’s… Read More →

Brazos Citrus Pre-Order of Fruit, Nut, and Citrus trees

You can pre-order Brazos fruit, nut and citrus trees.  We are taking orders until Friday, May 3rd –EXTENDED until May 5th. A list of trees, updated daily, is available on our Facebook page. You can find the link on the “Our Facebook” tab.

Master Gardeners’ Held A Very Successful Sale!

The Aransas/San Patricio County Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale on April 6 was one of our most successful to date! The cool and overcast weather made it enjoyable for the over 550 people in attendance to shop and enjoy the beautiful Coastal Oaks Demonstration Gardens.  In four hours, we sold the majority of our plants. This money will help fund vital maintenance at the garden and the educational programs presented to the community. Potted Plants Hanging Baskets This year, in addition to the plants, we offered many non-plant… Read More →

March Dinner Meeting and Awards Presentation

The March dinner meeting was once again a culinary delight.  The Master Gardeners are notorious for being as skillful in their kitchens as they are in their gardens. Awards are always presented at the March meeting with all of the recertifying Master Gardeners receiving a pin.  Pins are also awarded for reaching milestones in continuing education hours and volunteer service hours.  There is always a long list of gardeners reaching these milestones. This year we are especially excited about Doree Osmun reaching 300 hours of continuing education and… Read More →

Gardening with Neli

JANUARY BROWN BAG – Your Spring Garden and Plants for Pollinators Master Gardener/Master Naturalist Neli Spurrell presented an informative talk about the beautiful plants you can use to attract pollinators to your yard.  Her program – Gardening with Neli pointed out the importance of knowing what plants you need to attract pollinators to your garden.  She also told us about the different pollinators and why they are a necessary part of our gardens. Neli is also the volunteer coordinator for the Aransas Pathways Butterfly Gardens.  Before coming to… Read More →