Washington on the Brazos State Park is hosting a Farmer’s Market on the 3rd Saturday of April-July, 2018. Master Gardeners interested in selling their bumper crop of produce may set up in a 10’ x 10’ space under the live oaks in front of the park Visitor’s Center for $10.00 per Saturday. Or, come out and shop an supported our local farmers and gardeners.
All vendors must sell products made, grown or produced by the vendor within surrounding counties of Washington or no further than 50 miles.
The Bellville Chamber of Commerce sponsors its Bellville Farmers Markets’ on the 1st Saturday of every month, rain or shine. BMGA Master Gardeners Garry Kroeger and Pete Smith sell produce on occasion from the Bluebonnet Master Gardeners’ Sens Center Demonstration Garden (a.k.a Garry’s Garden in honor of Garry’s hard work and dedication in making this garden a huge success). Any Master Gardener with excess produce from their home or BMGA sponsored gardens are invited to either donate their produce to Garry & Pete to sell along with the Sens Center Garden produce or, you may bring and set up your own table for $10 under the Bishop Pavilion in Bellville and sell your produce. You may also bring your canned and prepared products; however beautiful fresh locally grown produce is preferred. For more information contact Garry Kroeger or Tammy Bond with the Bellville Chamber of Commerce.
The Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association hosts the Lunch & Learn.
This month, Kay Dippel will present about growing vegetables in containers.
The schedule for the rest of the year is:
|Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018||Hand tool care and Maintenance||Harold Pieratt|
|Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018||Good bug/bad bug||TBA|
|Tuesday, May 8, 2018||Pollinator/Bird Gardening||Trey Barron|
|Tuesday, Jun 12, 2018||Ground Covers||TBA|
|Tuesday, Sep 11. 2018||Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes||Penny Whiting|
|Tuesday, Oct 9, 2018||Worm composting||Ed Eargle|
|Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018||Hypertufa||Nita Tiemann and Carol Daniels|
Gardening Lunch-N-Learn Series – Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility
1st Tuesday of February-May & September-November
The Bluebonnet Master Gardeners of Washington County are pleased to present the 2018 “Lunch-N-Learn” series to be hosted on the first Tuesday of each month, February-May & September-November. The series boasts topics related horticulture with the homeowner and backyard gardener in mind! Speakers are experts in their fields and practical gardeners with great tips and information for everyone. As we see spring on the horizon this will be a great opportunity to begin thinking about plans for spring gardening, composting, microgreens, and much more!
Program registration will begin at 11:50am with the program beginning at 12:05pm and concluding at 12:55pm. At the conclusion of each session the speaker and our Washington County Master Gardeners will be available to answer questions.
The Lunch-N-Learn Sessions will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sales Facility, 1305 E. Blue Bell Road in Brenham. All Master Gardener Lunch-N-Learn programs are free to the public and you are welcome to bring your own lunch and drink. Light refreshments will be available courtesy of the wonderful Master Gardener Hospitality Committee!
February 6th – Vegetable Container Gardening
March 6th – Irrigation
April 3rd – Plant Diseases
May 1st – Ants, Ants, Ants
September 4th – Wildflowers
October 2nd – Trees
November 6th – Moles & Gophers
The Master Gardener Program is a state-wide volunteer development program offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and is designed to increase the availability of horticultural information and improve the quality of life through horticultural project. Bluebonnet Master Gardeners serve Austin, Colorado, Fayette, and Washington counties and have project gardens in each of the four counties. Classes to become a Master Gardener begin every January and meet weekly through April. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener or would like additional information about the class be sure to give us a call or ask one of our Master Gardeners at the Lunch-N-Learn programs!
For more information, contact the Washington County Extension Service at (979) 277-6212 or visit the Washington County Extension Service website at http://washington.agrilife.org/ag/master-gardeners-lunch-n-learn/ Be sure to check out the Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association and Washington County AgriLife Extension on Facebook also! Miss one of the Lunch-N-Learn sessions? Check out our website for the publications for each session! http://washington.agrilife.org