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Agenda

Wednesday April 24, 2019

Victoria Community Center

2905 E. North Street
Victoria, TX 77901

11:00 am - 06:00 pm Check in, Victoria Community Center
12:30 pm - 05:00 pm Leadership Training
Jaycee Hall (to the right of Victoria Community Center)
2905 E. North Street
Victoria, TX 77901

 

 

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Victoria Community Center

7:00 am - 10:00 am Check In
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast, Community Center annex
7:30 am Silent auction open
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Welcome

Pledge of Allegiance- VCMGA parliamentarian and distinguished member - Cliff Knezek
2019 Conference Chairs - Brynn Lee, Linda Hartman
TMGA Coordinator - Jayla Fry
TMGA President - New President

Victoria County Extension Agent - Matt Bochat
Victoria County Judge - Ben Zeller
Victoria Mayor - Paul Polasek

9:15 am 10:15 am

Speaker:  Felder Rushing
Slow Gardening, Texas Style

10:00 am

Marketplace opens, Community Center arena

10:20 am - 10:35 am

Break

10:45 am - 11:45 am

Speaker:  Todd McClanahan
Accompanied by Jamie and Greg Creacy

Bastrop State Park - "Then & Now"

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch, Community Center annex

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Speaker:  Chris Weisinger
Heirloom Bulbs for Today

2:35 pm - 2:50 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speaker:  Dr. Kevin Ong
Current State of Rose Rosette Disease in Texas and Rest of USA

4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Director meeting - Community Center annex
Agent meeting - Community Center annex

5:00 pm

Marketplace and silent auction closes

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Social / appetizers
Victoria Educational Gardens Officer's Club
333 Bachelor Drive
Victoria, TX 77904

(dinner on your own)

 

 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Victoria Community Center

8:00 am Marketplace & silent auction opens
8:30 am - 9:30 am Speaker:  Brie Arthur
Sizzling Succulents
9:30 am - 10:00 am Break
10:00 am - 11:00 am Speaker:  Dr. Mark 'Merriwether' Vorderbruggen
Wild Foods and Ancient Medicine - A Look at Early Uses of Native Plants
11:15 am - 12:15 pm Speaker:  Christy Tinsley Ilfrey
Landscaping and Living with Native Plants
12:30 pm - 1:50 pm Lunch, Community Center annex
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Speaker:  Jay White
Texas Wildflowers - Gateway to Native Texas Horticulture
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Silent auction closes
All items must be picked up by 5:00 pm

6:00 pm Marketplace closes
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Banquet, Victoria Community Center

 

 

Tours

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Time 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Guests are welcome at the same price.

Tours may be paid for online.

Arrive at 8:30 am for 9:00 departure from Victoria Mall parking lot behind Fairfield Inn, 7502 N. Navarro St., Victoria, TX 77904.

VCMGA reserves the right to cancel a tour if minimum attendance level is not reached.  If you signed up for a canceled tour, we will contact you. You will have the option to choose another tour or receive a refund.

Tour 1 - $50 Downtown Historic Goliad / Goliad State Park
Tour 2 - $65

Aransas Bay Habitat / Fulton Mansion in Fulton

Tour 3 - $60

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge / Goose Island State Park

Tour 4 - $65

Victoria Preservation, Inc. Historic Homes Tour / Memorial Rose Garden

Tour 5 - $60

Formosa Tejano Wetlands / Knopp Branch Farm

Workshops

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Community Center Annex

Workshops may be paid for online.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Birds Love Gourds Too - $25 (20 people max)
9:00 am - 10:15 am Plants in the Round - $50 (24 people max)
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Flamin-Go-Wild - $30 (20 people max)

 

Our Mission

We are trained and knowledgeable volunteers committed to the education of the community while enriching the public and our members through proven gardening and environmental practices and activities.