Friday, May 29, 2009

Calendar of events

There's lots going on for gardeners through the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office, 1225 Pearl St, (corner of Franklin and Pearl). If you aren't familiar with the services offered by the county, you need to be. Here's a list of some upcoming events and what you can learn:

Rainfall Harvesting Seminar, Tuesday, June 9th, 10 am- Noon (at the ag office). Learn basic rainfall harvesting systems, using rainfall for irrigation in the home and landscape, and storm water management. Speaker Billy Kniffen, Extension Program Specialist for Water Resources. FREE!

Growing Tomatoes, Field Workshop. Friday June 12, 10 am - Noon. (at the variety trial site - at Mosquito Mart, 11475 Highway 90, 3 miles past the intersection of Major Drive and College, next to the Elk's Lodge). Learn production techniques, pest control, weed control, disease control, and variety trial results (with Q&A) . Speaker is Dr. Joe Masabni, Extension Vegetable Specialist. FREE!

The 37th Annual Jefferson County Fruit and Vegetable Show will be Saturday, June 13 at Central Mall. Enter your fresh or processed fruits, vegetables and herbs between 9 am and noon. (judging at noon). Ribbons and prizes awarded. FREE to enter. Call the office for a copy of the rules and regulations - 835-8461 or 727-2191, Ext 8461.

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