Speaker at podiumThe BCMG SPEAKERS BUREAU provides researched-based information on gardening and water conservation topics as an outreach program at Landscape Fairs, HOA and Neighborhood Association Meetings, Garden Clubs, Senior Centers, Schools, and many other events and organizations throughout Bexar County.


You can join the Speakers Bureau as a Speaker Volunteer, or as a Speakers Bureau Assistant by emailing our Speakers Bureau Coordinator, Lauren Willis or calling  210-419-2530. Lauren receives requests for engagements and maintains the Speakers Bureau Schedule.

Check for an engagement with a topic in your area of knowledge and contact Karen to volunteer as a Speaker. Or, volunteer as an Assistant (perhaps, also learn from the experience that speaking engagements are for you!).

Speakers use Volunteer Hour Activity Numbers: 902-Preparation; 903-Presentation; 904-Tear Down; Assistants use #901-Administration.


Presentation Topics:

Basic Landscape Design
Butterfly Gardening
Cactus & Succulents
Container Gardening
Earthkind® Roses
Firewise Landscape
Fruit Trees
Gardening in the Landscape

Good Bugs/Bad Bugs
Home Composting
Irrigation Efficiency
Oak Wilt
Organic/Natural Gardening
Plant Disease
Plant Propagation
Plants That Thrive in SA

Rain Gardens
Rainwater Harvesting
Texas Superstar Plants
Tree Selection/Planting
Turf Management
Vegetable Gardening
Water Conservation
Worm Composting

See the Speaker Schedule >>



Lynn Cox serves as the Speakers Bureau Librarian and has developed a template for building new presentations with logo, branding, etc. The Library will contain approved, up-to-date presentations which can be tailored for use by Speakers Bureau presenters.  A repository of BCMG media (photos, video, etc.) will also be available for use in presentations.  The Librarian will also assist presentation developers with the process of bringing new presentations into the BCMG library.

The library is currently being constructed, be sure to check back here as we’ll post a link when it is ready.




In 2016 the Board of Directors approved the presentation of a distinctive “BCMG Speakers Shirt” to members who are registered to speak through our Speakers Bureau. This shirt will clearly identify our speakers as Master Gardener Speakers!

The criteria for award of the BCMG Speakers Shirt is:

(1) Complete five speaking engagements via the Speakers Bureau after October 1, 2016, and
(2) Turn into the BCMG Office completed sign-in sheets for each speaking engagement.

The first Speakers Shirt is complimentary and a second Speakers Shirt is available after fifteen completed speaking engagements meeting the criteria listed above.

Additional Speakers Shirts will be available for purchase by speakers who have completed twenty speaking engagements. The Speakers Shirts will only be available to Master Gardeners who participate in the Speakers Bureau educational program.

Eligibility for award of the Speakers Shirt will be jointly determined by Anna Vogler, Water Conservation Coordinator, and Lauren Willis, Speakers Bureau Coordinator.