Grow Your Own

Grow Your Own

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Fort Bend County, along with the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners, present a six-class program on creating a productive edible garden in the home landscape.  Participants will learn how to start a garden, the keys to success, what to plant and when, and how to reap the benefits of year-round food production in Fort Bend County.  All classes will combine indoor and outdoor lessons.

Please register in advanceChoose individual classes at $15 per class or enroll in the entire series for $60, a 33% savings.   To ensure enrollment confirmation, full series registrations are due by February 13.  Individual class registrations are due two days prior to each class date.

Make checks payable to: Fort Bend County Master Gardeners (FBCMG)

Mail form and payment to:  

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service– Fort Bend County
C/O Brandy Rader
1402 Band Rd., Ste. 100
Rosenberg, Texas 77471

If you wish to register and pay by cash/check click HERE to download/print the registration form.

If you wish to register and pay by credit card click HERE to fill out the online registration form.


Edible Garden Planning
Date:          Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time:         9:00-11:00 am; Check-in at 8.30 am
Location:   Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Rd., Rosenberg, TX 77471
Cost:           $15.00 per participant per class

Learn about site selection, setting up garden beds, container gardening, and planning for vegetables, fruit trees and other edibles along with soil fertility and soil testing.


CANCELLEDWarm Season Vegetables  
Date:          Saturday, March 21, 2020
Time:          9:00-11:00am; Check-in 8:30am
Location:  Bud O’Shieles Community Center,
1330 Band Rd., Rosenberg, TX 77471
Cost:          $15.00 per participant per class

Learn how to plan and maintain your spring and summer garden and how to select vegetables that do well in Fort Bend County.  Growing vegetables in containers or small spaces will be covered, as well as the basics of drip and sprinkler system irrigation methods.


Vegetable Pests and Diseases 
Date:          Saturday, August 29, 2020
Time:          9:00-10:30am; Check-in 8:30am
Location:  Microsoft Teams (Online)
Cost:          $15.00 per participant per class

Learn how to identify and manage common garden pests and vegetable disease using integrated pest management techniques.


Cool Season Vegetables
Date:          Saturday, September 19, 2020
Time:          9:00am-10:30am; Check-in: 8:30am
Location:  Microsoft Teams (Online)
Cost:          $15.00 per participant per class

Learn how to plan for your fall vegetable garden.  Should you sow seeds or buy transplants?  How about herbs?  Learn about choosing the right vegetables for fall and early winter.


Fruit Trees
Date:          Saturday, October 17, 2020
Time:          9:00am-10:30am; Check-in 8:30am
Location:  Microsoft Teams (Online)
Cost:          $15.00 per participant per class

Learn about fruit trees, including semi-tropicals, which are suitable for and thrive in Fort Bend County.  Topics covered will include when and how to plant the trees, common problems and their resolutions.


Composting
Date:          Saturday, November 14, 2020
Time:          9:00-10:30am; Check-in 8:30am
Location:  Microsoft Teams (Online)
Cost:          $15.00 per participant per class

Learn the basics of home composting, homemade or bought including vermicomposting.

For questions and information, contact:
Brandy Rader at 281-342-3034 or brandy.rader@ag.tamu.edu

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