The Texas A&M AgriLife® Extension Service in Fort Bend County, along with the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners, present Grow Your Own, 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.
In an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Fort Bend County is cancelling all reservations for the use of County buildings through May. Since the Grow Your Own series of classes is held in a County building, the local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Fort Bend Master Gardeners are cancelling the “Warm Season Vegetables” class on Saturday, March 21, and the “Vegetable Pests and Diseases” class on April 18. We are considering rescheduling dates for these two classes and you can look on our website here for up-to-date information. We hope the rest of the Grow Your Own scheduled classes can resume as planned in September. May you and your family stay well.
Please register in advance – $15 per class. Advanced payments must be received two days prior to the start of each class to ensure enrollment confirmation.
All classes will combine indoor and outdoor lessons, and be held from 9:00 am – 11:00 am, as follows:
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Edible Garden Planning
Saturday, March 21, 2020 - Cancelled - New date to be determined
Warm Season Vegetables
Saturday, April 18, 2020 - Cancelled - New date to be determined
Vegetable Pests and Diseases
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Cool Season Vegetables
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Class Location: Bud O’Shieles Community Center, 1330 Band Road, Rosenberg, Texas 77471
For more details about the Grow Your Own program, registration information, and class fees, please click HERE.
Live Oaks and Root Suckers
Deborah Birge, Fort Bend County Master Gardener
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