Three fall vegetable gardening programs to be offered in San Antonio

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Bexar County will present three free vegetable gardening programs in San Antonio during the fall.

The first program, It’s More Than the Spring!, will be from 10:30 a.m.-noon Sept. 10 at Milberger’s Landscape Nursery, 3920 N. Loop 1604 E.

The Earth-Kind seminar will be presented by David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Bexar County. Continue reading

AgriLife Extension experts team up for Earth-Kind turfgrass trials in North Texas

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

A team of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts has initiated the first research trials on ornamental turfgrass varieties applying Earth-Kind landscaping principles, which emphasize environmental responsibility through water conservation and limited chemical inputs.

The trials, which will be conducted over a period of several years, will take place at Myer’s Park and Event Center, a 158-acre site near McKinney. The park is also the site for several Earth-Kind research and demonstration gardens where trials are being conducted on perennials, annuals, herbs, shrubs, grapes, crape myrtle and vegetables. Continue reading