Coming Events

August 18, 2017 – Fruit & Vegetable Conference 

The event will be Aug. 18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053, Overton. There is a $30 fee for individuals and $50 for couples. The deadline to register is Aug. 11. There is an additional $5 charge for late registration. Registration for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by sessions starting at 8:30 a.m. Lunch and snacks are included. Onsite registration with cash or checks is accepted. To preregister, please make checks to “East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference” and mail to Chad Gulley, AgriLife Extension office Smith County, 1517 W. Front St., Room 116, Tyler, Texas 75702.

Speakers and topics include: – Dr. Joe Masabni, AgriLife Extension small-acreage horticulturist, Overton, Garden Disease Identification. – Keith Hansen, retired AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Smith County, Critter Management. – Dr. George Philly, retired AgriLife Extension plant pathologist, Overton, Peach Production. – Dr. Dave Creech, director of Stephen F. Austin University Gardens, Nacogdoches, Tree Fruit and Berry Production. – Dawn Stover, research associate, Mast Arboretum, Stephen F. Austin State University, Pollinator Management. – Monte Nesbitt, AgriLife Extension program specialist – horticultural sciences, College Station, Cover Crops for Fruit Trees.

The sessions will be followed by a tour of Masabni’s aquaponic greenhouse.

September 5, 2017 – First Tuesday in the Garden – Free admission

Noontime lecture in the IDEA Garden – Fall Vegetable Garden – presented by Greg Grant

September 9, 2017 – East Texas Garden Lecture Series

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service invites you to their 2017 Garden Lecture Series.  Registration will begin at 9 AM. at Pella-legna Vineyard.Image result for Pelle-legna Vineyards/Winery

Single tickets on sale the day of the lecture are $15 per person.  For more information, call the Extension office at 903-590-2980.

This month’s lecture Pella-legna Vineyard/Winery “In Vino Vertias”

 

September 22-October 1, 2017 – AgriWorld

AgriWorld is open throughout the East Texas State Fair, until 10:00 p.m. daily.

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.
AgriWorld 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. As they explore a “World of Wonder” in AgriWorld, students can experience the Secret Garden, Country Life, Wildlife Wonders and learn about the Science of Agriculture in My Community. For more information go to http://www.etstatefair.com/events/2017/agriworld.

September 25-26, 2017 – Landscape Design School

At the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library theater in the Rotunda (free parking) College Station, TX. THE SCHOOL IS OPEN TO ANYONE WISHING TO ADD TO THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN. MASTER GARDENERS who complete a course may apply for 12 hours of credit to their requirements for continuing education in their county.

For further information and registration form, go to:  https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/southerngarden/

September 28-October 1, 2017 – Horticulture Show – Harvey Hall

If gardening is your hobby, show off your work at the Horticulture Show. The show will feature potted plants, container gardens, cut specimens, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and beautiful functional table displays. We also have a Floral Cup Competition and a Landscape Design Contest.
There are sections for Adults AND Youth Exhibitors.

October 2 & 3, 2017 – Texas Fruit Conference – New Braunfels 

Registration is underway for the 2017 Texas Fruit Conference in New Braunfels, Texas!  Take advantage of our early-bird discounted registration fee of $65/person through September 10, 2017.

Online registration from September 10th-28th is $75/person.  Walk-up registration on October 2nd will be $85/person. The updated registration web link is: http://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/fruit

You may also register by phone at: 979-845-2604

For the schedule and other details of the event, go to http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/fruit-nut/blog/

October 3, 2017 – First Tuesday in the Garden – Free admission

Noontime lecture in the IDEA Garden – From Bulbs to Blooms – Preview of the October 14th event.

October 14, 2017 – From Bulbs to Blooms Conference & Sale

Smith County Master Gardener’s Annual Conference & Bulb Sale.  Registration 8:30 AM, lecture 9:00 AM, bulb sale 11:00 AM. Free and open to the public. At Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler

The keynote speaker will be Greg Grant, Smith County AgriLife Horticulture Agent, noted author and bulb expert.  The bulb sale will follow the lecture, featuring hardy, heirloom ad hard-to-find bulbs for Texas and the South, perennial shrubs, trees and more.

Great door prizes. Local businesses and artisans will have booths with their merchandise available for purchase.

For more information contact: SCMGtyler@hotmail.com or 903-590-2980

November 7, 2017 – First Tuesday in the Garden – Free admission

Noontime lecture in the IDEA Garden – All About Trees – Henry Burch

November 11, 2017 – East Texas Garden Lecture Series

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service invites you to their 2017 Garden Lecture Series.  Registration will begin at 9 AM. at Tyler’s Rose Garden Center.

Single tickets on sale the day of the lecture are $15 per person.  For more information, call the Extension office at 903-590-2980.

This month’s lecture by Dawn Stover, SFA Gardens “Designed Plant Communities-Planting for Pollinators in a Pest Wide World.

April 4 – 6, 2018   Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Great tours are being booked, speaker applications are being reviewed, the venues have been rented, sponsorship’s are being acquired.

The conference will be a grand time of celebration!  We will “Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Embrace the Future”. We will be celebrating 40 years of the MG Program in the state of Texas and the unveiling of the Earth-Kind® Gardens within The Gardens at Texas A&M University!  Plan to attend this very special conference.

 

 

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