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Semi-annual Fall Plant Sale, SATURDAY, 10-14
Pre-sale Presentation: 8:00 am-8:50 am.
Semi-annual Fall Plant Sale, including garden-related high-quality arts and crafts, Galveston County Master Gardeners will be present to answer you garden questions: 9:00 am-1:00 pm, at Galveston County Fair Grounds in Jack Brooks Park – Rodeo Arena, located at Hwy 6 and Jack Brooks Road, Hitchcock, TX. For details and updates visit website:

COMPOSTING / Sat., 10- 21
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Jim Gilliam, Galveston County Master Gardener, will present. The U.S. recycles about 34% of its daily refuse. The rest goes into sanitary landfills. Around 75% of that destined for landfills could be recycles in some way, considering much is yard and kitchen waste. Composting is Nature’s way to recycle available materials which can be added to our garden soil to improve its physical, chemical, and biological properties. He will present how to compost, what factors to measure and monitor, and how to use the finished product to our best advantage. This is THE MOST IMPORTANT ADDITION gardeners can provide to improve their garden soil.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Presented by Galveston County Master Gardener Loretta Osteen, the program will include information about the history of the Plumeria and tips for growing them in our area and for caring for them. Also included will be information about the different flower shapes, fragrances, and colors of the varieties of Plumeria successfully grown in our area. Methods of propagation, proper winter storage and care will be presented.

1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Barbara Willy, Executive Director and Founder of Monarch Butterfly Gateway, will provide information about the importance of monarch to our eco-systems, preservation, and conservation, creating a contiguous pollinator habitat across the coastal and central flyways of Texas. She will discuss the significance of milkweed to the monarchs. Monarch Gateway is a Fort Bend County non-profit organization.

Since serving as a Shelter and Distribution Center for Harvey survivors, the Ag Extension Office in Carbide Park 4102 Main Street (FM 519), La Marque Texas 77568has been released by the Red Cross, allowing the Master Gardener classes to resume. Here is the revised schedule for October 14th through October 28th.
All classes are Free to the public.

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