By Lyle Zoeller, Bell County Master Gardener Association
The Bell County Master Gardener Association (BCMGA) is hosting the 2015 Texas Master Gardener State Conference April 16 –18 at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.
The Conference features amazing speakers such as Greg Grant, Felder Rushing and Peter Hatch covering the following topics: Bees, Bats, Water Rights, and Olive Trees. Workshops on Vermicomposting, Floral Design, Bee Hive Construction, Leaf Casting, Edible Plants and Native Plants for Birds are part of the Conference. Additionally, tours to Salado, Fort Hood, Railroad Heritage, Train Trip to McGregor and various local gardens will be offered.
Conference information is located at: http://txmg.org/2015tmgaconference/
Late Registration— $175, must register by April 1
Thursday only— $60, will include three speakers and lunch – You must register by April 1, 2015
Friday only— $120, will include six speakers and lunch – You must register By April 1, 2015
On-Site Registration— $200, Please note—Due to meal guarantees required in early April, meals may not be available with the On-Site Registration. Please register early!
Just a note to let everyone know, the annual BCMGA Spring Plant Sale will not be held. In lieu, plants will be available for sale April 17 – 18 (Friday & Saturday) at the conference. The trade show with vendors is open to the public on Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for a $2 fee. You can attend the whole Conference or just one day. Be sure to register online.