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PRESERVING THE HARVEST - Water-Bath Canning              THIS CLASS IF FULL e-mail GALV3@wt.net to
Saturday, April 6, 2013                                                         be added to the interest list for another date
9 a.m. - 12 Noon
Join us to learn which foods can be safely preserved using the water-bath method of preserving in this workshop presented by Marilyn Simmons, County Extension Agent-Family & Consumer Sciences. We will be doing water-bath canning so come prepared to participate. The Complete Guide to Home Canning will be available to class participants for $10.00. The class is limited to 15 participants.

THE CULTURE AND CARE OF PALMS         e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Saturday, April 13, 2013
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Palm tree enthusiast and Galveston County Master Gardener O. J. Miller has over 15 years experience with palms in our area. This program will include an introduction to palms, an overview of the exotics and commonly found palms at nurseries in our area, palm planting methods, palm fertilization, freeze preparation and proper care. The program will include a discussion on the better varieties of palms for Galveston County and the surrounding area.

THE GLORIOUS AND PERPETUAL DAYLILY         e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.   <<< NOTE TIME

Nell Shimek will present a program on growing and propagating daylilies in our area. Nell has grown and hybridized daylilies for more than 30 years and is currently growing more than 800 varieties in Alvin.

THE ABC's OF HOME COMPOSTING         e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register 
Saturday, April 20, 2013
9:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Master Gardener Ken Steblein will provide practical information for converting yard, garden and kitchen waste into soil building compost. Compost is that magical soil enhancer that is fundamental to good gardening. Anyone can effectively manage the composting process. Attend Ken's presentation to get started or to fine tune your composting skills.

Monday, April 22, 2013
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: The North Pavilion in Carbide Park in La Marque
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There will be ongoing grafting demonstrations provided. Several varieties of pecan graftwood will be available. $1 per stick donation. Bring your insects, disease or other pest problems in a plastic bag for free diagnosis and control recommendations. Pre-registration is not necessary for this program.

RAINWATER HARVESTING        e-mail GALV3@wt.net to pre-register
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.   <<< NOTE TIME

Master Gardener Tim Jahnke will give a PowerPoint presentation on rainwater harvesting. Rainwater harvesting is the accumulation and storage of rainwater for later use. It can be as simple as catching rainwater in five gallon buckets to more elaborate systems that collect thousands of gallons of water for reuse. Collecting rainwater can provide high quality water for watering plants, pets and wildlife. Tim will discuss and show ways humans have collected the precious resource of rainwater for more than 5000 years with information on current applications for today's gardener.



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