The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Master Gardeners will present the Concho Valley Master Gardener Annual Fall Landscaping Symposium on Sept. 10 in San Angelo.
The program will convene from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., with onsite check-in starting at 8 a.m. The symposium will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at 7887 N. U.S. Highway 87.
The cost is $30, or $40 with an optional floral design workshop. Registration by Sept. 7 is required at https:// tx.ag/CVMG. Participants may also mail in a registration form or stop by the center. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.
“This is the 11th annual symposium and every year it is a fun, informative and enjoyable event with great feedback from attendees,” said Allison Watkins, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Tom Green County.
“The goal of this annual event is to help homeowners be good stewards of their property and local resources while creating a beautiful paradise in their own backyard.”
Watkins said the Concho Valley Master Gardeners are excited to host local participants as well as visitors from all over West Central Texas and beyond.
Symposium speakers, topics
Ron Knight, a Master Gardener and the event chairman, has prioritized bringing excellent speakers to the symposium to cover a variety of interesting and important topics, Watkins said. The program topics and speakers are:
- Overcoming Design Challenges — Tam Honaker, owner, Farmer’s Daughter, San Angelo.
- Planting Trees in Your Home Landscape — Garrett Mikulik, owner, Scherz Landscape Co., San Angelo.
- Go Forth and Multiply! — Carol Reese, writer, speaker and retired extension horticulture specialist, Jackson, Tennessee.
- Traveling Companions: Plants and People – Reese.
- Beautiful Lawns in West Texas — Monte Sims, owner, BES-TEX Supply, San Angelo.
- Floral Design and Decor from Your Yard — Lisa Whittlesey, AgriLife Extension program specialist and international coordinator for the Junior Master Gardener Program, Bryan-College Station.
Optional floral workshop
Whittlesey will teach an optional floral design workshop from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The hands-on event will include a take-home project. The $10 cost of this workshop, payable at registration, includes necessary supplies and materials. Space is limited to the first 25 registrants.