The Grapevine April 2019

A Few Changes

Many thanks to Cecilia George for sharing her talent and expertise as Editor of The Grapevine over the
last eight years! Cecilia, who is retiring as editor—but not as a Master Gardener—says, “I have enjoyed this job very much!” She will remain as advisor while she takes on other tasks, at her church, with her family, and in her garden. A very busy lady!

Although its hard to step into Cecilia’s capable shoes, I’ve agreed to sign on as your new editor of The Grapevine. My request to you? Please send me plenty of material for the MG newsletter! This is your newsletter, and it should reflect your tremendous talents and interests! Please try to get your material to me by the 20th of each month, to include in the next month’s edition.

Melinda Cagle

April 2019 Calendar

April 2 — General Meeting

6:30 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, 48th St. & Salem Ave.

Topic: School Garden at Christ the King Cathedral School

Presenter: Dr. Jessica Tullar Caroom, Garden Coordinator

The program counts as 1 CEU.


April 6 — Captivating Containers: the Art of the Patio

10:00-11:00 a.m., Garden and Arts Center

Presenter: Clair Jones

Fee: $20

This event counts as 1 CEU.


April 11, April 25, May 2 —

HPWD Rainwater Harvesting Workshops (see below)


April 13 — MG Annual Plant Sale



April 13 — MG Booth at Lubbock Arts Festival

10 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Lubbock Civic Center — VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!*


April 13 — MG Booth at Lubbock Arts Festival

12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the Lubbock Civic Center — VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!*


April 14 — Managing the Historic Grove at Fort Davis

10 a.m., Garden & Arts Center

Presenter: James Tuttle

The program counts as 1 CEU.


April 27 — Annual Spring Plant Sale held by the Lubbock Memorial

Arboretum Foundation, Lubbock Garden and Arts Center

* Contact Grady or Eileen Cowart to volunteer

High Plains Water District’s Annual Rainwater Harvesting Workshops

HPWD is now accepting registrations for its 2019 Rainwater Harvesting Workshops! This year’s program will feature a greater emphasis on medium and large-scale rainwater harvesting installations.

These FREE workshops will be held from 6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m. at these locations:
• April 11 – Mallet Event Center & Arena, 2320 U.S. Hwy. 385, Levelland
• April 25 – Cole Community Center, 300 N. 16th Street, Canyon
• May 2 – HPWD office, 2930 Avenue Q, Lubbock

Katherine Drury, HPWD Education and Outreach Coordinator says,

As heavier downpours and longer periods between rainfall events become more frequent, we want to share information with the public about larger capacity rainwater catchment systems. This workshop is a great opportunity to hear from those who have hands-on experience with rainwater harvesting.

This is the sixth year that HPWD has hosted these workshops.
Drawings for 25 Ivy rainwater harvesting barrels will be held at each workshop. The barrels hold 50 gallons of harvested rainwater, courtesy of HPWD. (Please note: One barrel per household.)

Registration questions? Contact Katherine Drury at (806) 762-0181 or
Attending one of these workshops counts as 2 CEUs.

2019 Master Gardener Intern Class

Our Master Gardener Intern Class took off with a bang! in February, boasting 20 new and very enthusiastic recruits: Linda Ivey, Melissa Chamales, Betty Peptone, Fran Cimino, Penny Howard, Vicki Buschbom, Fran Koch, Melinda Cagle, Elizabeth Wagner, Debbie Guldin, Marissa-Anne Melakian, Essence James, Rhonda Wood, Bonnie Bourland, Kozanna Bacio, Susan Stack, Sandy Garcia, Edwin Brunner, Tricia Farrar, and Alisa Palmer.