Fayette County Extension Office Texas Superstar Garden
BMGA Leaders: Nita Tiemann
Location: 255 Svoboda Ln, La Grange, Tx
Work Schedule: Contact Nita Tiemann
Purpose: Demonstrate use of hardy Texas Superstar plants in the landscape. What are Texas Superstars? These plants are Texas hardy and demonstrate superior performance under Texas’ tough growing conditions. During testing to earn the Superstar designation, these plants receive minimal soil preparation, reasonable levels of water and no pesticides. The Texas Superstar bed at the Fayette County Extension Office features some of these hardy and beautiful plants for Texas gardeners. “Texas Superstar” is a registered trademark of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M System.
Texas Natives Garden at E. A. Arnim Archives & Museum
BMGA Leader: Debra Schwartzenburg; (979) 229-0899
Location: E.A. Arnim Archives & Museum, 101 E. North Main Street, Flatonia, TX 78941. The garden is between the brick and metal buildings on Hwy 95.
Work Schedule: 1st and 3rd Mondays every month 8:00-10:00 a.m., weather permitting. Please contact Debra prior to coming to work.
Purpose: The Texas Natives Garden is designed to educate visitors, students and area residents as to the benefits of native plants. The garden shows how native plants, trees and grasses attract bees, butterflies, and birds as well as providing a beautiful display of seasonal color. Water-wise gardening practices are on display as an educational tool to show how rainwater harvesting and a drip irrigation system can be used efficiently.
The Junior Master Gardener After School Program
BMGA Leader: Suzanne Ellis
Location: Round Top Family Library, 206 Mill St., Round Top, TX 78954
Work Schedule: Contact Suzanne Ellis 713-825-7149
Purpose: Master Gardeners and Master Gardener interns supervise the gardening program for students from Round Top/Carmine Elementary School, 4th through 6th grades. The Library Program Director coordinates the student sign-up with the school for a maximum number of 10 students. The students learn about gardening in raised beds for vegetables & flowers and use a kitchen in the center for learning from the Learn, Grow, Eat & Go curriculum. Master Gardeners instruct the students in their particular area of gardening specialty. The Bluebonnet Master Gardeners constructed a compost bin for for the students to “cook” their own compost on site.
Mt. Calvary Preschool Garden Project
BMGA Leader: Randy Albers
Location: Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church & Preschool, 800 N. Franklin, La Grange, TX 78945
Work Schedule: Thursday afternoon Classes 3:30-5:00 PM from September through May (except Christmas and Spring Break). Garden work days as needed, contact Randy Albers.
Purpose: The Mt. Calvary Preschool project is on an on-going instructional program to develop and appreciate and love of gardening by providing basic plant physiology, biology, basic gardening and beginning ecology lesson in a hands-on learning environment for students ages 3-5. A small garden has been built directly behind the Preschool that includes ornamentals, raised beds for vegetables, a composting area and will include rainwater collection. The classes are 30 minutes long and include a short class room lesson and conclude with an outdoor garden activity.
Fayette County Lunch-N-Learn Program
BMGA Leaders: Carol Daniels.
Location: 255 Svoboda Ln, La Grange, Tx.
Work Schedule: Contact Carol Daniels for details.
Purpose: Educational seminars on various gardening topics delivered during lunchtime on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Work needed includes arranging for topics, speakers, set-up and clean-up. Read more…
Extension Office Assistance Fayette County
Scott Willey, Fayette County Extension Agent
BMGA Master Gardeners may volunteer time to assist their local AgriLife Extension Office with various projects. Please contact your local AgriLife Extension Agent for what assistance is needed.