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Title: College Prep Workshop

Description: 9th-12th graders thinking about college? This seminar will include Application prep, Admission help, Financial Aid process, mini SAT/ACT prep, as well as financial advisors on hand to speak with parents and youth!

This program is opened to all youth in Harris County including non 4-H members. WE HAVE WAIVED THE FEE FOR THIS EVENT! We encourage parents to attend as well!! Light refreshments provided.

Date/Time: Saturday, September 30th, 9am 12pm

Location: Fairfield Baptist Church; 27240 US-290 Cypress, TX 77433

Contact: To register please contact the county office or email ebony.ellis@ag.tamu.edu.

FAMILY & COMMUNITY HEALTH

NOVEMBER

Title: Diabetes: Healthy Holidays

Description: Pies, Cakes, Turkey, Dressing, Hams, Yams, Cider and Egg Nog are just a few of the holiday foods. For individuals living with diabetes, these foods can be difficult to resist. A goal of this event is to empower individuals and families with resources and skills needed to better manage their blood sugar during the holidays. Join us for a day of holiday food, holiday fun and holiday fitness. Seating is limited.

Date/Time: Friday, November 3rd, 10am – 12pm

Location: DAWN Center; 3611 Ennis Street, Houston, Texas 77004.

Contact: Register at www.eventbright.com or email Rebecca Scono at Rebecca.Scono@ag.tamu.edu

COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

OCTOBER

Title: Entrepreneurship 101

Description: Project Bootstrap is a job training program through Baylor Teen Health Clinic. The Clinic will be collaborating with CEP to host a curriculum on Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship 101 is a curriculum that focuses on the basics fundamentals of entrepreneurship by providing research based information and resources to participants who are curious about starting a business. The curriculum also covers the pros/cons of being an entrepreneur and includes a short survey polling participants interested in entrepreneurship based on their personal skills, interests and passions.

Date/Time: Monday, October 9th, 12:30pm 2pm

Location: Lawn Clinic; 8111 Lawn Street, Houston, TX 77009

Contact: Nate Peterson, CED Agent, PVAMU-CEP at 662-386-0825 or email Nate.Peterson@ag.tamu.edu

HORTICULTURE

JANUARY

Master Gardener Fruit Tree Sale

Stop in and learn about the proper planting and care of fruit trees from Master Gardener Volunteers. Shop for fruit species adapted to the Houston area.

January 27 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Farm & Ranch Club parking lot in Bear Creek Park; 1 Abercrombie Dr., Houston, TX 77084

Skip Richter

FEBRUARY

Organic Spring Vegetable Gardening and Soil Preparation

Learn to grow vegetables the EarthKind way and how to prepare you soil for gardening success.

February 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

The Woodlands

Skip Richter

Master Gardener Tomato, Pepper & Herb Sale

Learn about growing tomatoes, peppers, and herbs from Master Gardener Volunteers. Varieties adapted to the Houston area will be available for sale.

February 17 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Farm & Ranch Club parking lot in Bear Creek Park; 1 Abercrombie Dr., Houston, TX 77084Skip Richter

Master Gardener Fruit Tree & Tomato Sale

Learn about fruit trees and tomatoes in Harris County from Master Gardener Volunteers. Varieties adapted to the Houston area will be available for sale.

February 24 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Pasadena Fair Grounds, 7600 Red Bluff Rd., Pasadena, TX 77507

Skip Richter

Organic Gardening

Learn tips and techniques for growing a productive garden (vegetable or otherwise) in the Houston area, whether a traditional in-ground garden, in a raised box or in containers.

March 6 from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Lone Star College University Park

Skip Richter

Master Gardener Pepper, Perennial & Vegetable Sale

Learn about growing peppers, perennial flowers and vegetables in Harris County from Master Gardener Volunteers. Varieties adapted to the Houston area will be available for sale.

March 24 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon

Pasadena Fair Grounds, 7600 Red Bluff Rd., Pasadena, TX 77507

Skip Richter

Summer Color in the Landscape

Landscape color options are plentiful in the spring but in summer our landscapes often become a “sea of green”. Learn some of the best plant options for maintaining a beautiful, colorful landscape in the hot summer months.

April 25 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball

Skip Richter

In Cooperation with…...

Ed Emmett, Harris County Judge

Rodney Ellis, Commissioner, Precinct 1

Jack Morman, Commissioner, Precinct 2

Steve Radack, Commissioner, Precinct 3

R. Jack Cagle, Commissioner, Precinct 4

Making A Difference Quarterly Newsletter

Volume 18, Issue 1

January 2018

TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION

Robert Richter

County Extension Interim Director, Harris County

Email: rrichter@ag.tamu.edu

9449 Grant Road

Houston, Texas 77070

713.790.7215 Phone

Website: http://harris.agrilife.org

Email: harris-tx@tamu.edu

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension provides equal opportunities in its programs and employment to all persons, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The Texas A&M University System, U. S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating