Tentative Schedule

ARANSAS COUNTY

Master Gardener Intern Training

2015 TENTATIVE Class Schedule

TUESDAYS, 1:30 – 5:00 pm (unless noted by **)

Most Classes Held at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension-Aransas County, 892 Airport Rd., Rockport, ph. 790-0103

 

Aug. 4 Overview – How to take a Soil Sample, Pre-Test, Tour of Coastal Oaks GardenTeambuilding Virginia “Ginger” Easton Smith, Aransas County Extension Agent, Ag/NR and Linda Frank, A/SP MG President (Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardeners)
Aug. 11 Botany Dr. Michael Womack, Executive Director, South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center
 
Aug. 18 Fruit Growing / Office Training / Timekeeping Ginger Easton Smith, Aransas County Extension Agent, Ag/NR / Ray McLester, A/SP Master Gardener / Ann Smith, A/SP Master Gardener
 
Aug. 25 Soils and Fertility Dr. Sam Feagley, Professor, Texas A&M University, and State Soil Environmental Specialist
 
Sept. 1 Plant Propagation, Hands-On Class Linda Frank, Ellen Reisinger, Sandy Stanley, and Darlene Gooris, A/SP MG Propagation Specialists; Ann Smith and Patty Bidwell, A/SP Master Gardeners
 
Sept. 8 Home Vegetable Gardening Carol Krank and Stephanie Martin, Nueces MGs (tentative)
 
Sept. 15 Composting & Vermiculture / Herbs Frances Frizzell, A/SP MG, Composting Specialist; Patty Bidwell and Barb McSpadden, A/SP Master Gardeners
 
Sept. 22 Bugs of the Bend Stephen Biles, Integrated Pest Management AgriLife Extension Agent, Port Lavaca
 
**Wed., Sept. 30 JOINT Earth-Kind Landscaping (JOINT Meeting with Nueces Co.) Dr. Steve George, Professor and Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist, Texas A&M Dallas
 
Oct. 6 Turfgrass & Integrated Pest Management Dr. Casey Reynolds, Assistant Professor and Extension Turfgrass Specialist, Texas A&M University
 
Oct. 13, 1:30-4:30 JOINT Attracting Birds & Butterflies & Native Plants of the Coastal Bend (JOINT Meeting with Nueces Co.), S. TX Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, 8545 South Staples, Corpus Christi (361)852-2100 Ernie Schertz, A/SP Master Gardener and Master Naturalist, Texas Mid-Coast Chapter
 
Oct. 20 Identifying Plant Problems, Hands-On Class Dr. William Johnson, County Extension Agent, Galveston County
 
Oct. 27 Rainwater Harvesting & Irrigation Basics, Hand-On Class Dr. Dotty Woodson, Extension Program Specialist, Texas A&M Dallas
 
Nov. 3 Tree/Palm Planting, Maintenance & Transplanting Ginger Easton Smith, Aransas County Extension Agent, Ag/NR
 
Nov. 10 Plant Selection, Lessons Learned, Weed Control TBD
 
Nov. 17 Wrap-Up, MG Post Test & Surveys, Social, Committee Review Ginger Easton Smith, Aransas County Extension Agent, Ag/NR, and Aransas/San Patricio Master Gardeners