South Brazos County Farmers Market, noon to 6 p.m. Parking lot of Scott & White Hospital, 700 Scott & White Blvd., Texas 6, College Station. Locally grown seasonal produce, honey, eggs, fresh ground whole corn meal and grits, pickles, Grass-fed beef and pork, and more. Details: 281-684-1372.
Brazos Valley Farmers Market, 8 a.m. to noon. Downtown Bryan at Main and 21st streets. Enjoy Texas products grown and made by Texans: Plants; organic meats and free-range eggs; baked goods; local honey, homemade jams, jellies and canned veggies; seasonal vegetables, crafts and more. A food truck or two is usually available for morning/lunch time snacks. Details: www.brazosvalleyfarmersmarket.com.
Washington on the Brazos Farmers Market, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Under the live oaks at the visitors’ center, 23400 Park Road 12. Fresh vegetables, baked goods, food vendors, artisans and much more. Eddy Eppler and his 1902 John Deere chuck wagon will be at the market offering sausage wraps, hot dogs and beans for purchase. William Hood with the Texas Forest Service will be at the park with a booth and Smokey Bear in honor of Smokey’s 75th birthday. For more information or to become a vendor, contact Celeste Doty at 936-878-2214, ext. 230.
Martha’s Bloomers’ Saturday Seminars, 11 a.m. 8101 Texas 6, Navasota. Karen Weir will speak on container gardening. After becoming a Harris County Master Gardener, Weir obtained a degree in horticulture from Sam Houston State University. She has worked as a greenhouse manager for the volunteers at Mercer Arboretum and as a manager of a wholesale/retail nursery in Houston. Free.
Meeting of the TAMU Women’s Club Garden Interest Group, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Education Classroom, George Bush Presidential Museum, 1000 George Bush Drive. Program: “Brighten up those Planters” with Jim Kracht, Brazos County Master Gardener. Learn how to add some pizazz to your container gardens using the filler, spiller, thrilled design concept. Free and open to the public.
Get Growing Series: “Growing Edibles in the Brazos Valley,” 6 to 7 p.m. Lick Creek Nature Center, 13600 Rock Prairie Road, College Station. Learn the “must-haves” for growing edibles in the Brazos Valley: water needs, soil needs, fertilizer choices, and what pests and diseases to expect in your edible garden. Details: brazosmg.com or 979-823-0129. Free and open to the public.
Brazos County Master Gardener Community Education Event: “Basics of Growing and Using Herbs,” 7 p.m. The Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan. Presented by Henry Flowers, a native Texan and graduate from Texas A&M University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture and in 1993 with a Master of Agriculture degree in floriculture. For 16 years, he served as director of gardens and grounds for the Round Top Festival Institute and now works for Glasco & Co. Landscaping in Brenham. brazosmg.com or 979-823-0129. Open to the public at no charge.
Open Garden Day in the Demonstration Idea Garden, 9 a.m. to noon. Brazos County Extension Office, 2619 Texas 21 W., Bryan. Come explore the garden. See and hear about plants that thrive in our landscapes and learn about best gardening practices for our area. Free and open to the public.
“Garden Success” radio show with Skip Richter, County Extension Agent-Horticulture, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, noon to 1 p.m. Listen to Mr. Richter’s advice on gardening in the Brazos Valley on KAMU-FM 90.9. Call in garden questions at 979-845-5689 or email email@example.com.
To have your gardening event listed in The Eagle, contact Ginny Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 846-0997. The deadline for submitting information is the Friday one week before publication.