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 If you want to know more about Aquaponics, Habiturf, sustainable landscapes or native and adapted plants then you need to mark Saturday, April 5 on your calendar! Or if you know just the spot in your landscape for a native or adapted plants you can’t miss the plant sale hosted by the Williamson County Master Gardeners during their spring educational fair. Both events plus tours of the demonstration gardens will be held from 8 am to 2 pm at the Williamson County AgriLife Campus located at 3151 SE Inner Loop in Georgetown.

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Citizens will have the opportunity to get their hands on the newest irrigation technology during the Williamson County Residential Irrigation Workshop. The workshop will be a come and go event beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Williamson County campus and ending at 12 noon. The campus is located at 3151 SE Inner Loop in Georgetown.

Demonstrations will give homeowners insights on how their sprinkler system works; how to recognize water pressure issues; how to set controllers for water efficiency; how to diagnose problems and make simple repairs plus how to do simple drip conversions.

For more information contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Service office in Williamson County at 512.943.3300.

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The Wichita County Master Gardeners are hosting a drip irrigation for homeowners educational program at the Kell House on Saturday, October 13 beginning at 10 a.m. Bill Bosworth from North Texas Design and Landscape will present a program on how drip irrigation works and how it can save you on water and on work.

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On Saturday, September 1 the Wichita Falls Farmers Market at 8th & Ohio in Wichita Falls will host “Fall Gardening with Master Gardener Bonnie Jones” The program will run from 9 until 11 am. Master Gardener Bonnie Jones’ presentation will include: What to Plant ~ When to Plant ~ How to Build a Cold Frame ~ Mulches & Potting Soil ~ Compost Recipe for Raised Bed Gardening & More. She will also be able to sign-up folks for the next Master Gardener Program.

The Farmers Market hours are 7:30 am to 1 pm. and is sponsored by the Charlie ~ Thornberry Farmers Market Association.

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At the 2012 Texas Master Gardener Convention in San Antonio last week the Wichita County Master Gardener Association where recognized with awards in three categories. According to Awards Committee Chairman Jackie Godwin, “ We are pleased to be recognized for our efforts in the community and will use the judges comments to improve our future programs.”

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Beth Turlington notes that last fall, the Wichita County Master Gardeners began asking homeowners to tell us what survived in their landscapes during the heat and drought.  We also asked about watering practices, if mulch was used, sun exposure, and what soil type plants were growing in.

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The most recent class of Wichita Master Gardener interns advanced to full-fledged Master Gardeners at the association’s regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 7. The Master Gardener training included over 50 hours of classroom training and then 60 hours of volunteer service at Master Gardener projects throughout the county.

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