Dee lead the annual East Avenue "2nd Grade Class Sessions" which began in October, the first of four sessions in which the students learn about the Parts of the Plant.
A new board of officers was elected, come join us as we welcome them at our "Members Monthly Lunch Meeting" beginning at noon,Thursday Jan 5th. Come on out... don't miss the fun! Carolyn W and Jacky will host this month.
We have a newly certified Landscape Design Specialist in our county. Congratulations to Master Gardener, Jim M!...he's ready to answer any questions you may have.
Our first annual "Tree Sale" was a success! We offered ornamental shade trees, fruit and nut trees, grape vines, and flowering spring bulbs. Master Gardeners provided information on how to plant and care for these trees. Special thanks to Donna for leading the sale and to the Gonzales High School Anchor Club for their assistance!
At the annual Gonzales Elementary School "3rd grade Black Walnut Restoration Program" students learned about the restoration and conservation of the Black Walnut Tree. This year 230 students planted walnut seeds. Master Gardeners collected and prepared both seeds and pots for planting.
The date has been set for the annual "Spring Plant Sale" held at the Texas Heroes Square in downtown Gonzales for March 25th, 2017! Mark Your Calendars!
The "1st grade Children's Garden Program" begins this month, a total of 5 sessions are scheduled. Many volunteers are needed to help out. In the classroom, every first grade student learns about how a seed develops into a plant. The students will create plant markers for their gardens, they will then plant seeds (carrots, radishes, lettuce, and spinach) in the garden beds. Once the plants begin to grow the students will visit the garden to observe their progress, and finally in April they will re-visit the garden to harvest their produce.
The Gonzales Master Gardeners are excited to host the 1st Master Gardener Home Fruit Specialist Training to be held on Feb 9th and 10th, chaired by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Specialist Monte Nesbitt.The program will focus on growing fruit in the southern half of the state.