Winter Gardening Class Next Wednesday

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You are invited to a winter gardening class with Justin Butts next Wednesday, August 14, from 10:00am to 12:30pm.  The class will be held at the Aransas County Extension office at 892 Airport Road in Rockport, TX 78382.

This class is sponsored by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Master Gardeners of Aransas County.

Winter is a wonderful time to garden in South Texas with beautiful weather, bountiful vegetables, and minimal pest problems.  Join us to discover the chemical-free methods we use on our farm to grow healthy, delicious, and prolific produce.

Call the Aransas County Agricultural Extension Office at 361-790-0103 for more information, or go to  for more information.  There is a $10 registration fee for this class.

The class will be held indoors in the state of the art classroom facility at the Aransas County Extension Office.  The class will focus on:  1) preparing the soil for a Fall/Winter garden, 2) companion planting from seed to maximize yield and variety, and 3) controlling pests naturally.

Gardeners of all ages and skill levels are welcome.  Even if you have never planted a seed, you will go home with the knowledge to start your own successful winter garden.

What:  “Winter Gardening Class” with Justin Butts

When:  Wednesday, August 14, from 10:00am to 12:30pm.

Where:  Aransas County Extension office 892 Airport Road, Rockport, TX (361) 790-0103

Who: All gardeners of all ages!

Working in a Winter Garden

Working in a Winter Garden

Gardening Class, Saturday, February 23

Moore than Feed Store Front1Gardening Class, Saturday, February 23

Friends, you are invited to a gardening class at Moore than Feed in Rockport, on Saturday, February 23, from 10:00am to noon.  The topic for this class is “How to Grow Amazing Tomatoes”.  Please mark your calendar for this event!

All gardeners are welcome, especially new gardeners.  Even if you have never planted a seed, you will leave our class with the knowledge and materials you need to go home and start your own successful garden, without the use of chemicals.

At this class, we will focus on heritage methods for growing incredibly flavorful, delicious, and prolific tomatoes.  I will provide a detailed demonstration of:  preparing the soil; companion planting with tomatoes; choosing varieties; stakes and trellises; fertilizing; soil amendments; mulching; fighting pests; and managing heat stress. 

We will begin the class with bare Rockport dirt, and end the class with tomatoes successfully planted, and answer all your questions in the process. 

There are reasons why some tomatoes taste so much better than others, why it can be difficult to grow tomatoes in pots, and why pests tend to destroy some gardens, and leave others alone.  We will cover all these topics, and more, to help you grow a beautiful and prolific garden.

Melvin Moore and his team will provide refreshments for the event.  And because it will be February in Rockport, the weather promises to be perfect!  Seating is available, and the area is handicapped accessible.

This event is open to the public, and there is no charge.  Just bring yourself and a love of delicious wholesome food!

Spring Gardening Class with Justin Butts

Where:  Moore than Feed, 902 W. Market Street, Rockport, TX (361) 729-4909

When:  Saturday, February 23, from 10:00am to noon

What:  How to Grow Amazing Tomatoes

Who:  All gardeners of all ages!

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