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to noon Saturday, Oct. 8 at the South Texas Master Gardener Educational Garden at North San Juan Park on Saturday.
Topics to be covered in the workshops include a hands on demonstration on Composting, a workshop on Vegetable Gardening, and a program focusing on how to hake a rain barrel. The Master Gardeners will have rain barrel kits available for $40 for those participants who would like to put together a rain barrel for their own use.
In addition to the outdoor workshops, the Master Gardeners will have a plant sale. This sale will be conducted in the front area of the educational garden, so that folks who would like to just participate in the plant sale may do so. Landscape plants include Jatropha, Chinese Lantern Hibiscus, Turks Cap, Plumeria and much more. There are also native trees,
as well as, a limited quantity of fruit trees, such as avocado and mango. Dragon Fruit vines, also known as Pitaya, will be on hand, as well. featuring gardening books, tools and garden art. They will have guides located throughout the gardens to answer questions about the plants. The individual theme gardens inside the Educational Garden are well marked with the scientific name and common name for each plant, along with some important information about the plants performance.
The South Texas Educational Garden is located at North San Juan Park at 509 Nolana Loop, just east of Raul Longoria. The Park is a 14 acre plot located behind the North San Juan Multipurpose Center on the south side of the Nolana Loop. The South Texas Educational Garden is located within this Park and is marked by a large welded gate in the shape of a tree.
A map with the location of the Park is available from the Texas A AgriLife Extension Service at (956) 383 1026. This will be a fun event for families and a great opportunity to see the garden when many plants are in bloom.
Master Gardeners are volunteers for the Texas A AgriLife Extension Service and they provide educational programs to community groups,
schools and at events such as this Festival. Entry to the Fall Garden Festival is free. Proceeds from the plant sale and silent auction support the many free workshops the Master Gardeners provide during the year.