September 19, 2019 – Van Zandt Co. Library Series
Subject, Bugs in Our Gardens, 5:30 PM, Speaker Erfan Vafaie, TX AgriLife Extension, at the library 317 First Monday Lane, Canton, TX.
September 20 – 29, 2019 – East Texas State Fair
In today’s urban society, few children have the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of the farm. Their only contact with food and agriculture products is when they see them on the grocery shelf or in their own kitchens. Discovery Texas offers a unique educational opportunity to help students relate the foods, fibers, and other products they use each day to the industry that produces them.
The Smith County Master Gardener’s “Secret Garden” is part of the Discovery Texas exhibit, which takes the place of the AgriWorld exhibit during the fair.
September 20, 2019 – 3rd Annual Kiwifruit Field Day in Nacogdoches
I would like to invite you to the 3rd Annual Kiwifruit Field Day on September 20, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (lunch provided). The field
day will be held at the Ina Brundrett Conservation Building at Stephen F. Austin State University: 2900 Raguet Street Nacogdoches, TX 75961. The event, which is the work of a partnership between SFASU and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will highlight recent trialing of golden kiwifruit and provide an outlook for future production potential in East Texas. Morning presentations will offer an overview of results from field trials, general kiwifruit production requirements, production systems in other regions, and economic / marketing trends and potential niche areas. After lunch (catered), a tasting session of golden kiwifruit grown on-site with store-bought fruit will be followed by a tour of the trial orchard / research nursery.
The flyer for the program is attached. The cost is $30 per person. Please call (936) 468-4129 (after 1:00 PM) to register in advance to ensure that you have a lunch! Kiwifruit Field Day Flyer .
Thanks, and hope to see you there! Tim Hartmann, Program Specialist
September 24, 2019 – Fall Seminar – Van Zandt County
Heirloom Bulbs with Chris Wiesinger
Tuesday, Sept 24, at the VZC Farm Bureau building, 220 Burnett Trail, Canton, TX. Doors open at 5:00 pm. $20.00/person.
Chris will take the stage to talk about how you can save abandoned bulbs. We will also have Todd Williams demonstrate how to make wonderful floral arrangements. Join the fun. RSVP by Sept. 17 to 903.567.4149.
October 1, 2019 – 1st Tuesday in the Garden
This popular series continues at noon in the IDEA Garden on October 1st with “Summer Bulbs” (which will be featured in the SCMG From Bulbs to Blooms event) with Anne Pattullo and Tommie Grinnell, Smith County Master Gardeners. This event is free with limited seating so bring your own chair for your comfort.
October 5, 2019 – Fabulous Fall Festival SFA
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Pineywoods Native Plant Center, located at 2900 Raguet St. in historic Nacogdoches.
The sale will feature more than 300 varieties of hard-to-find, “Texas-tough” plants, including natives, edibles, heirlooms, perennials, shrubs and trees, with an emphasis on pollinator friendly selections, as well as exclusive SFA introductions. The featured plants are extensively trialed before being offered to the public and are produced by SFA Gardens staff members and volunteers.
For more information and a list of available plants, call (936) 468-4404, or visit sfagardens.sfasu.edu two weeks before the sale. For list of available plants, go to Plant List (Excel file).
October 11, 2019 – East Texas Fruit, Nut, and Vegetable Conference
October 12, 2019 – From Bulbs to Blooms
To view the list of bulbs available (as of September 9th), go to 2019 Bulb list. Revisit this site for updates from time to time.
October 17, 2019 – Van Zandt Co. Library Series
Subject, Bees, 10 AM, Speaker David Kennedy of North Forty Bee Farm, MG, at the library 317 First Monday Lane, Canton, TX.
October 18 & 19, 2019 – Southern Garden Symposium
At St. Francisville, Louisiana.
For full schedule and other details, go to http://www.southerngardensymposium.org/
October 28 & 29, 2019 – The Texas Fruit Conference
At the New Braunfels Civic Convention Center, 375 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130
We are excited to announce that the 8th annual offering of this event will feature 15 different speakers and 18 presentations covering a range of subjects and crops, including peaches, strawberries, citrus, grapes and blackberries.
We start early this year—Monday morning, October 28th, with registration at 8:00 am and presentations at 9:00 am on both days. With our post-conference tour happening in Fredericksburg on Wednesday morning, we will conclude the conference education earlier than usual on Tuesday, at approximately 3:00 pm.
Online Registration Link: Texas Fruit Conference
Fees this year: Conference regular: $100 per person online ($85 if registered online by 9/15); Post-Conference tour: $35 per person; Conference and tour combo package is $110 per person when registered online. In person registration fee (day of event) is $110 per person (conference) and $40 (tour). Lunch is included this year all three days.
November 2, 2019 – Longview Arboretum Opening
After the grand opening on November 2, 2019, the Longview Arboretum and Nature Center will welcome members and guests to discover the beauty and serenity of Phase 1 of the LANC master planned arboretum. Visit their website at http://www.longviewarboretum.org/
November 5, 2019 – 1st Tuesday in the Garden
This popular series continues at Noon on November 5th starting in the IDEA Garden with a brief presentation on “Shade Gardening” with Master Gardeners Steve Farrell and friends. The presentation will be followed by a walking tour of the newly renovated Rose Garden Shade Garden. This event is free with limited seating in the IDEA Garden pergola, so bring your own chair for your comfort.
November 21, 2019 – Van Zandt Co. Library Series
Subject, Fruits & Nuts, 5:30 PM, Speaker Bob Williams, MG, at the library 317 First Monday Lane, Canton, TX.