2017 Gulf Coast Gardening Educational Programs

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BONSAI      e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register  
Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Galveston County Master Gardener Clyde Holt will provide a brief overview of what bonsai is and how to design a basic tree. He will facilitate a workshop and provide a tree, pot, soil, pruners, and wire. Class size will be limited to 10 participants, and pre-registration is required. There will be a charge of $25 to cover the cost of materials; you will be able to keep your tree.

COMPOSTING      e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register  
Saturday, March 11, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

Galveston County Master Gardener Jim Gilliam will demonstrate how to build a compost pile, and then explain how to use the compost you have created. He will provide practice information about what ingredients are needed, how to assemble them, and how to know when the compost is ready to use ("done"). Compost is that magical soil amendment that is a soil conditioner, fertilizer, and the key ingredient in organic gardening.

TOMATO STRESS MANAGEMENT        e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, March 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Galveston County Master Gardener Ira Gervais will present the third in a series of three programs on learning all about how to grow great tomatoes here in Galveston County. Learn about various fungal and other diseases and environmental problems that could occur in your tomato garden and how to combat or resolve them.

THE CULTURE AND CARE OF PALMS        e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, March 18, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Galveston County Master Gardener and palm tree enthusiast O.J. Miller has over 17 years of experience with palms in our area. This program will include an introduction to palms, an overview of the exotics, and information about the commonly found palms at nurseries in our area. Included in the presentation will be planting methods, fertilization, freeze preparation, and proper care. The program will include a discussion of the better varieties for Galveston County and the surrounding area.

TURNING DIRT INTO SOIL         e-mail galvcountymgs@gmail.com to pre-register
Saturday, March 25, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Galveston County Master Gardener Jim Gilliam will explain the difference between dirt and soil, soil structure and characteristics, pH, nutrients, sources and strategies for soil amendment, soil testing and cultural practices. He will emphasize how to improve your existing soil.

 


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