Calling All BCMGs!  

Time to try a new volunteer activity?  
Please email the contact for any new activity
that would match your personal volunteer gardening goals!  
And, have fun!

 

MG Training Class (Code 202)

Would you like to serve as a mentor for intern class participants?
MG Contact: Lou Kellogg, bexarmg1@gmail.com
Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, Suite 208, 78230
For more information…

 

MG Helping Hands  (Code 304)

Help BCMG with mailings or other work at our office.
MG Contact: Holly Julian at khollyj@satx.rr.com
Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, Suite 208, 78230

 

Schultze Cottage (Code 405)

In past years, the Hemisfair Park Cottage was a centerpiece of Master Gardener demonstration gardening and a gardening gift shop. Consider rolling up your sleeves and working to renew and maintain our cottage as part of San Antonio’s redeveloping Hemisfair Park.
MG Contact: Jack Downey, bcmgjack@gmail.com
Location: 514 HemisFair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205

 

MG Helpline (Code 503)

The BCMG Plant Helpline answers phone and email questions daily. It is a very good way to learn about a variety of gardening topics.  For those of us who don’t tolerate heat well, it’s great!
MG Contacts:  Jim Strong, jrstrong44@gmail.com and Ann Goode, buagoode@outlook.com
Location:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, Suite 208, 78230

 

BCMG Help Tables and Plant Sales (Codes 600’s – varies)

MGs provide gardening information at a variety of community events. We sell plants at many of these events. Events have included, but are not limited to:
     San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo (Feb) 
     SA Home and Garden Shows (Feb & Sept)
     SAWS Spring Blooms (Mar)
     Earth Day (Apr)
     Folklife Festival (Jun) 
     Basil Fest (Sept) 
     Fall Fair at Mitchell Lake (Oct)
     Herb Market (Oct)
     Bootanic at the SA Botanical Gardens (Oct)
     Monarch Festival at the Zoo (Oct)
     and more.

MG Contacts: These programs are announced in our Leaflet and sign-ups are through the VMS.
Locations: Varies

 

MG Speakers Bureau (Codes 900-904)

The Speakers’ Bureau can always use new speakers! Join the speaker request notification list to volunteer as a Speaker (Volunteer Hour Activity #s: 902=preparation; 903=presentation; 904=tear down), or as a Speakers Bureau assistant to accompany each speaker on their engagement to manage handouts and sign-in sheets, and to return completed sign-in sheets to the BCMG office (Volunteer Hour Activity #901).
MG Contact:  Please email Lauren Willis,  lauren.willis@bexarmg.org 
Location: Varies
For more information…

 

Plant Trials (Code 950d)

Email David to be added to a list of MGs who will be contacted directly when help is needed for a project.
Contact: David Rodriguez at dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu
Locations: Food Bank, San Antonio Botanical Gardens and others as identified.

 

 

YOUTH PROGRAMS  (Code 980)

 

Children’s Vegetable Garden Program
at the San Antonio Botanical Garden (Code 980a)

MGs mentor children as they plant, maintain, and harvest their vegetables and flowers. MGs also provide garden support through garden prep, end-of-season clean-up, and weekly watering during sessions. All interested and curious volunteers are welcome for Fall and Spring sessions. 
MG/Extension Contacts:
     Mary Fernandez (fernandez.m1978@gmail.com) 
     John Mayer  (jamud23@gmail.com) 
     David Rodriguez (dhrodriguez@ag.tamu.edu)
SABOT Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Nadezhda Garza  (ngarza@sabot.org) or call 210-207-3261 or 210-536-1415
Location:  555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX 78209

For more information:
Bexar County AgriLife Extension’s Children’s Vegetable Garden Program
Bexar County Youth Garden’s blog and agendas
Bexar County Youth Garden’s Facebook page

 

Children’s Vegetable Garden Program
at Phil Hardberger Park
(Code 980b)

MGs mentor children as they plant, maintain, and harvest their vegetables and flowers. MGs also provide garden support through garden prep, end-of-season clean-up, and weekly watering during sessions. All interested and curious volunteers are welcome for Fall and Spring sessions. 
MG Contact: Kathy Breniman (kbreniman@gmail.com)
 or call 925-787-7466.
Location:  1021 Voelcker Lane, San Antonio, TX 78248
For more information:
Phil Hardberger Park’s Children’s Vegetable Garden information
Bexar County Youth Garden’s blog and agendas
Bexar County Youth Garden’s Facebook page

 

Bexar County AgriLife Extension Youth Programs 

In addition to the Children’s Vegetable Garden Program, MGs can volunteer in many Bexar County AgriLife Extension Youth Programs. Help needed for these programs is announced in the Leaflet:

Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Training Class  (Code 980d)
School Gardens (Adopt-a-School) (Code 980e)
Teacher Training (Code 980f)
Youth Camps (Code 980g)

MG/Extension Contact: Ruby Zavala at Ruby.Zavala@ag.tamu.edu
Location:  varies

Watch the Leaflet for more opportunities as they become known!