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Viticulture and Enology Research Symposium

We are officially announcing our first ever Viticulture and Enology Research Symposium!   Join us in College Station, TX on December 3rd, 2021 as we share with you all of the major research we have conducted across the state that will help you find solutions to issues you are facing in the vineyard and winery. Our team... Read More →

East Texas Fruit, Nut, and Vegetable Conference

Cross Brand Cowboy Church 11915 FM 2015, Tyler, TX

Attend the annual East Texas Fruit, Nut, and Vegetable Conference for research-based educational information on fire ant control, growing berries in East Texas, grafting pecan trees, and native fruits and nuts. Speakers include Dr. David Creech, professor at SFA University as well as various Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agents including Greg Grant (Smith County), Truman... Read More →


SCMGA at the Library – Treetment: Arboriculture for the Homeowner

Tyler Public Library 201 S. College Ave, Tyler, TX

City of Tyler Arborist Madeline Burton will discuss how trees can be a valuable addition to your home and property, but they have their own set of obstacles. Proper selection and care of trees including the right tree for the right place, pruning and signs that a tree needs help will be discussed.

SCMGA at the Library – Some Like It Hot- Plants That Love Summer in Texas

Tyler Public Library 201 S. College Ave, Tyler, TX

By Smith County Master Gardener Andi Rathbone. Texas summers are famous not only for both their heat and the length of time we must endure that heat. How heat affects plants, what heat zones are and what plants thrive in our sizzling Texas summers will be discussed. If you were unable to attend the event,... Read More →

2022 Junior Master Gardener National Leader Training

Do you work with kids gardening programming on a regular basis, or do you want an opportunity to explore new ideas and curricula available to support youth programs? Consider registering for the 2022 Junior Master Gardener National Leader Training, held February 21 - 23, 2022 in College Station, Texas! Through this conference, you will learn how to: Utilize... Read More →

SCMGA at the Library – Flapping About Butterflies

Tyler Public Library 201 S. College Ave, Tyler, TX

Greg Grant, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Horticulture Agent for Smith County will teach us about some of the showiest and most common East Texas butterflies along with which plants that host them and which plants they nectar on.

SCMGA at the Library – Saving the World with Homegrown Bouquets

Tyler Public Library 201 S. College Ave, Tyler, TX

By Jay White, editor of Texas Gardener. 90% of the cut flowers sold in the U.S. are now grown overseas. While beautiful, the international trade in cut flowers comes at a high cost to the environment and the people that grow them. Learn how to “save the world” by growing your own cut flowers or... Read More →

Celebrate Earth Day at Camp Tyler

Camp Tyler Outdoor School 15143 Camp Tyler Rd, Whitehouse, TX

Get outdoors and celebrate Earth Day with Smith County Master Gardener Association at Camp Tyler on Saturday, April 23, 2022. This is a free event open to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Fun activities are planned for all ages. Picnic food and drinks will also be available for purchase. Click HERE to... Read More →

SCMGA at the Library – Night Gardens: The Magic Mix of Plants and Moonlight

Tyler Public Library 201 S. College Ave, Tyler, TX

By Smith County Master Gardener Elizabeth Waldrop. Gardens that are planted to be at their most beautiful in the evening and by moonlight are a magical sensory experience. They also allow Gardeners who are busy during the day to experience their gardens when they have time to enjoy them. Also discussed are historic night gardens,... Read More →

How to Support Local Pollinators

Tyler Rose Garden 420 Rose Park Drive, Tyler, TX

Join us at the Tyler Rose Garden Center on Friday, May 27, 2022 from 9 - 12:30pm for 3 fantastic presentations about local pollinators. Megan Elzner & Connie Collins, East Texas Beekeepers Association present "Everything You Need to Know About the Honeybee". Dawn Stover, Natural Resources Conservation Service presents "A Bee, or Not a Bee,... Read More →