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.

Register in advance, for the entire series or the classes of your choice.
Please register prior to each class – $15 per class or $60 for the entire series (33% cost savings plus a certificate of completion for full program attendance). We will accept walk-ins, but strongly prefer a pre-registration with payment.
CASH OR CHECK payable to Fort Bend County Master Gardeners (or FBCMG).  No Refunds.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD/PRINT THE REGISTRATION FORM!


Edible Garden Planning
Date:           Saturday, February 16, 2019
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 or $60 for all 6 classes

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


Soils & Composting 
Date:           Saturday, March 16, 2019
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 or $60 for all 6 classes

Learn how to prepare and improve the soil including soil sampling, testing and analysis, and the basics of home composting, home-made or bought.


Spring Vegetables Maintenance & Summer Vegetables Planning
Date:           Saturday, April 13, 2019
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 or $60 for all 6 classes

Learn how to maintain your spring vegetable garden and how to plan for summer 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.


Fruit Trees, Including Semi-Tropicals
Date:           Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time:          9:00am-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 or $60 for all 6 classes

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.


Fall Vegetables
Date:           Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time:          9:00am-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 or $60 for all 6 classes

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.


Fall & Winter Garden Color
Date:           Saturday, October 19, 2019
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 or $60 for all 6 classes

This special class will cover edibles and flowers to add color and interest to your garden during the fall and winter months.  Ethnic edibles will also be covered.

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

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