October 5, 2018 - The Smith County Master Gardeners will be hosting their ever-popular “From Bulbs to Blooms” conference and sale Saturday, October 13, 2018, at Harvey Hall (2000 W. Front St., Tyler, Texas, directly across from the Tyler Rose Garden). Registration is at 8:30 am. East Texas Bulb farmer Keith Kridler will speak at 9:00 am on “Proven Spring Bulbs for Texas” and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service horticulturist Greg Grant’s will speak on “Earth-Kind Summer and Fall Bulbs at 10:00 am. The bulb sale begins at 11:30 am and ends at 1:30 pm.
September 10, 2018 - The Southern Garden History Society, along with SFA Gardens, Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present 300 Years of Plants on the Move in Texas in historic Nacogdoches, Texas Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2018 to celebrate Texas’ Tricentennial in gardening with tours, lectures, a book signing, and a reception. As a special treat, attendees will be able to attend the famous annual fall plant sale at the SFA Gardens’ Pineywoods Native Plant Center.
August 28, 2018 - The Smith County Master Gardeners Association will host the Texas Superstar® State Master Gardener Plant Specialist Training September 18-20, at the Comfort Suites Hotel, 303 Rieck Rd., Tyler, Texas, 75703, (903-534-0999).
This Texas Superstar® specialist training was created as an intensive multi-day training that helps empower Master Gardeners with knowledge and skills required to effectively support and multiply Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service efforts in Earth-Kind environmental and educational programs in their counties.
August 17, 2018 - The Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association and the Smith County Agrilife Extension Service are sponsoring a Christmas tree growers workshop on August 24 from 1pm to 5pm at the Holiday Inn at 5701 Broadway in Tyler.
August 8, 2018 Overton — The annual East Texas Fruit and Vegetable Conference will offer professional and amateur producers tips on everything from Asian vegetables to figs and fertilizers.
The event will be Aug. 15 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market Road 3053, Overton. There is a $30 fee for individuals and $50 for couples. The deadline to register is Aug. 10. There is an additional $5 charge for late registration.
July 11, 2018 - The Southern Garden History Society, along with SFA Gardens, Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present 300 Years of Plants on the Move in Texas in historic Nacogdoches, Texas Friday and Saturday, October 5 & 6, 2018 to celebrate Texas’ Tricentennial in gardening with tours, lectures, a book signing, and a reception.
June 13, 2018 (Program) - Southern Garden History Society’s State Ambassador Program presents 300 Years of Plants on the Move in Texas on Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, 2018 at the Fredonia Hotel in Historic Nacogdoches, Texas.
This 300 years Rare Plant Sale will included a Historic Downtown Tour Wine and Hors d’oeuvres, Azalea Garden Tour, and speakers.
March 12, 2018 - Greg Grant will be conducting controlled burns on his pine savannas in Arcadia the week of March 12-16, 2018. In addition to creating a scenic, open, park-like pine forest, regular prescribed fire reduces fuel loads decreasing the chance of catastrophic fires during the summer; controls undergrowth, diseases, and insects; and promotes wildlife habitat for deer, turkey, quail, pollinators, and pine savanna species like brown headed nuthatches, pine warblers, Bachman’s sparrow, and endangered red cockaded woodpeckers.
March 1, 2018 Tyler - The Smith County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office Environmental Horticultural Committee will be hosting a spring landscape seminar Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:00AM to 12:00PM at the HUB, 304 E Ferguson St, Tyler, TX 75702. The program is $15.
Bob Byers, Director, Fort Worth Botanic Garden will present “Imagining a Better Garden; Easy Concepts for Understanding Landscape Design” while Smith County horticulturist Greg Grant will cover choosing plants for your East Texas garden.