Online Preserving Your Harvest Canning Class Series (see link)
Registration is through Eventbrite and the cost will be $15.
This 3 part series will cover
Aug 4-Introduction and equipment
Aug 6-Water Bath canning basics -including jellies pickles and salsa
Aug 11 – Pressure Canner Basics -including vegetables
Here is the link to register https://preservingyourharvestonline.eventbrite.com
From Bulbs to Blooms
This event is going to happen this year with a very different format, as is so much of life. Our speaker, Greg Grant, will video his bulb talk. The video will be posted here on our website and linked to Facebook via https://www.facebook.com/SmithCountyMasterGardeners/
The sale will be conducted online with curbside pickup at Harvey Hall in Tyler, TX. The pertinent dates are:
9/14/20 – Greg Grant’s bulb talk video goes live
9/28/20 – Online sale begins
10/7/20 (5 PM) – online sale closes
10/10/20 – curbside pickup
Please continue to check in to this website and Facebook page for updates as we are still in the planning stages. Of course we would appreciate you sharing this information!
9th Annual Texas Fruit Conference
We are announcing today that the 9th Annual Texas Fruit Conference on September 21st and 22nd will be held On-line, rather than in person. The COVID-19 pandemic has not regressed to the point that we feel holding our event in person is in our mutual best interests. We are committed to providing an easily-accessible, on-line web conference that will be practical and educational for the diverse Texas fruit growing community’s needs.
Our tentative program plan is as follows:
Session 1, Monday, September 21st: 1 pm to 5:00 pm: Intro to Fruit Growing Workshop—a crash course in starting a fruit orchard—crop and variety options, soil and water evaluation, orchard design, planting, irrigation etc.
Session 2, Tuesday, September 22nd: 9 am to 11:30 am: Texas’ Fruit Future—a series of presentations aimed at new growing practices, new crops and new marketing strategies (Titles and speakers to be determined)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Experiences in Growing Fruit Trees—a virtual field trip to one or more established fruit growers in Texas (Site(s) to be announced)
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Hard Questions—Good Answers—Live panel discussion with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Fruit Team
Monday (9/21) Only: Intro to Fruit Growing Workshop: $50
Tuesday (9/22) Only: Texas’ Fruit Future, Experiences in Growing Fruit Trees, Hard Questions/Good Answers: $35
Combination package: both sessions $70.00
September 12-17, 2021 in Norfolk Virginia!
Link to the 2021 International MG Conference https://www.internationalmastergardener.com/about/