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Adults - Friday, 1/19 @ 10:30 AM - TGIF Programs - Gardening Tips - Tomatoes (Demo Series)!

TGIF Programs proudly hosts Master Gardener Chris Hammen on Friday, January 19 at 10:30 AM in the Marge Jacobson Community Room. Ms. Hammen will offer us tips on tomato gardening.

All TGIF Programs events are free and no registration is required. Refreshments for all TGIF Programs events are provided by the Friends of Freeman Library. Please contact the Clear Lake City - County Freeman Branch Library at 16616 Diana Lane, Houston, TX 77062 or at 281-488-1906 for further information.

Green Thumb Gardening Series: Basic Yard Maintenance

Garden toolsSoon the weather will get warmer and it will be time to enjoy your garden again.  Before you can start hosting your backyard barbecues, however, you may want to spiff up your garden by following a few basic practices.  Harris County Master Gardeners will be happy to share their best advice on yard maintenance in their first presentation of 2018.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date: Tuesday, January 16
Time: 6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

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Adults - Thursday, 1/18 @ 6:30 PM - Green Thumb Lecture Series - Basic Yard Maintenance

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners are pleased to offer the Green Thumb Gardening Series of lectures at the Freeman Library from January to October of 2018. Lectures will be held on the 3rd Thursday of every month on a variety of topics. These Lectures are FREE. This event is supported by the Friends of Freeman Library.

This month's topic of discussion will be "Basic Yard Maintenance" on Thursday, 1/18 at 6:30 PM in the first floor Meeting Room.

Help your fall vegetables grow

It is a little hot right now, but soon it will be time to prepare your garden for planting vegetables in order to enjoy them in the fall and winter. Of course, you will also want to learn about some good vegetables for planting in our area. Harris County Master Gardener Teresa See will help you with these topics and more. Join us Saturday, August 26 at 10:30 a.m. in Room 3. Please register by calling 281-484-2036 or by visiting our online calendar.

Green Thumb Lecture Series: Fall Vegetables

Fall gardenHave you ever thought about extending the growing season for your edibles into the fall?  If not, here’s your chance to find out how to grow and harvest autumn crops.  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will present their July lecture on fall vegetable gardening.  Get ready to get busy!  The days will eventually get cooler, working in the garden will be fun again, and hopefully, you’ll be ready to show off fall’s bounty. 

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  August 15, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Green Thumb 2017 Gardening Series: Raised Beds, Low-Volume Drip Irrigation & Rain Barrels

Rain barrelThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will discuss basic concepts of irrigation and rainwater harvesting as part of their Green Thumb gardening series.  They will also highlight the advantages of having raised beds in your garden.  Come and learn about soil choices, water conservation, sustainability and financial considerations.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  July 18
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Green Thumb Gardening Series

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners are pleased to offer the Green Thumb Gardening Series of lectures. These are free lectures that cover an array of topics. All lectures will be located in our Earl Elliott Meeting Room on a Thursday evening from 6:30pm-8:30pm. There is no registration for this event.

Here's a look at upcoming topics in the Green Thumb Gardening Series: 

Green Thumb 2017 Gardening Series--Propagation and Seed Saving

SeedlingThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners invite you to their June program on propagation and seed saving.  Learn how to easily grow more of the plants you love at (almost) no cost to you. 

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library

Date:  June 20, 2017

Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Insects in the Garden

LadybugThe Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will present their next lecture on insects in the garden.  Come to find out how to identify beneficial and harmful insects in your environment.  Learn how to choose appropriate methods of pest control and how to be proactive in their application to ensure a healthy and flourishing garden.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  May 16, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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Green Thumb Lecture Series: Herbs

Mint--herbs program

Have you ever wondered whether gardening with herbs is challenging?  Have you attempted to grow herbs, but are getting tired of the constant trial and error?  Would you like to expand your gardening know-how or learn about the herbs’ various uses and benefits?  The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Harris County Master Gardeners will walk you through planting, growing, caring for, and using herbs.

Place: Spring Branch-Memorial Library
Date:  April 18, 2017
Time:  6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

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