Master Gardeners are gearing up for another class

It’s that time of year again, when the Smith County Master Gardener program is seeking applicants to become part of a highly trained core of volunteers who assist the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in conducting educational gardening programs and projects in Smith County. Consider the following: -- Do you like to share your interest in…

There's plenty to do in the garden in December

When I lived up North, we would put our gardens to bed around Veterans’ Day and then have a long vacation from gardening until around St. Patrick’s Day. When I moved to Texas, I thought the good news was that I could garden 12 months of the year. And yes, that is good news, but in December when I’m so busy with holiday activities, I

Master Gardeners' 2017 calendar hits the sales racks

The 2017 Calendar prepared by the Smith County Master Gardeners is now available for purchase. It is eagerly awaited each year by gardeners in the East Texas area. Gardeners moving to this area find it invaluable to help them become familiar with the soil, climate, pests and diseases here. Each month has a full page calendar with daily blocks

Sweet potatoes are a delicious, nutritious Southern staple

When I was a kid, we used to attend the famous Gilmer Yamboree. My father sold band instruments, and we were there to watch the marching band competition. I sat in the stands with my sister, and we ate Frito pie out of the bag while Sousa and others paraded across the field. I still love good marches to this day. Please don’t share this with

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Beginning farmer conference is set for Sept. 22-23

Are you a beginning farmer? Have you been farming for many years but still think you have a lot to learn about farming your operation? There is a beginning farmer conference set for Sept. 22-23 at the Texas A&M AgriLife…

14 September 2016 [05:25 PM]
Arp Garden Club will celebrate its 75th anniversary Wednesday

The Arp Garden Club announced it will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a luncheon 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at High Hill Farm Resort, 12626 County Road 217, Arp. According to information from Janet Shuttlesworth, president, the Arp Garden Club was founded…

12 September 2016 [12:01 PM]
Master Gardener honored

COURTESY BECKY WILSON, a Smith County Master Gardener (right), receives the honorary Lone Star FFA degree during the 88th Texas FFA Association…

31 August 2016 [08:37 PM]
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