March 2013 Galveston County Master Gardener Educational Programs for Interested Gardeners


The following March 2013 Master Gardener Programs are free to the public.

Location: Galveston County AgriLife Extension Office in Carbide Park

                                  4102 Main Street (FM 519), La Marque Texas 77568                

For course reservations, call 281-534-3413, ext. 12 or email



50 Ways to Live a Greener Life

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Presented by Galveston County Master Gardener Ken Steblein.  What does it mean to live green?  Join in on this interactive presentation and learn how you can integrate environmentally positive changes into your lifestyle.



Grafting Your Own Fruit Trees

Saturday, March 16, 2013

9:00-11:00 a.m.

Galveston County Master Gardener Herman Auer, Propagation Specialist, will present a program and hands on workshop on grafting.   The two grafting methods presented will be T-bud grafting, and the more commonly used wedge grafting.  NOTE: Class is limited to 32 persons participating. You must pre-register in order to attend.



Vermiculture-Worm Castings for Your Garden

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Master Gardener Linda Brown will present a fun program on raising those red wigglers. Details on how to build your own worm box, where to get your worms, how to care for your worms, and how-to’s of harvesting the castings and using them in your garden will be topics covered in the program.



Drip Irrigation-Easy and Efficient           

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Presented by Galveston County Master Gardener Susan Roth. Learn how to design, install and maintain a drip irrigation system.  Drip irrigation is not only highly efficient but is also inexpensive and an easy project for do-it-yourself individuals.