STHGE accepting grant applications through June 1, 2019

The South Texas Home, Garden & Environmental Show is sharing the success of its March 2 show in Floresville. They are accepting applications from area teachers and Master Gardeners for scholarships to be used in their various gardening projects. Organizations have until June 1 to send in their applications.

Organizations that benefited from last year's show include:
•Karnes 4-H Council working with Roger E. Sides Elementary in Karnes City to establish an ag literacy farm at the school;
•Lytle Elementary to purchase plants, seeds, fertilizer, gardening tools, and other needed supplies to maintain its gardens;
•Poth Elementary to help build school gardens that will be integrated into science classes for each grade;
•Guadalupe County Master Gardeners for the La Vernia primary school Youth Gardens Program to purchase Junior Master Gardener Handbooks for volunteers, and to rebuild and replace garden beds.
•Guadalupe County Master Gardeners for the Community Gardening for Seniors Program to targeting individuals 60 and over who have limited incomes.

The South Texas Home, Garden & Environmental Show began as Wilson County Gardening Day in 2007 to benefit the STARS plant program at the Floresville Alternative Center. It was sponsored by Wilson County News, San Antonio Water System, Calvin Finch and KLUP Radio, and Milberger's Landscaping and Nursery.

The garden show and sale has been held annually since, and gradually morphed into its current South Texas Home, Garden, & Environmental Show held at the Floresville Event Center the first Saturday in March. Next year's show is set for Saturday, March 7. Show sponsors are Wilson County News, Guadalupe County Master Gardeners, San Antonio River Authority, Evergreen Underground Water Conservation District, and Wilson County Agrilife Extension.

Access the grant application below.