Kickstart 2024 with Free Fruit Trees Class Hosted by Fort Bend County Master Gardeners
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Kickstart 2024 with Free Fruit Trees Class Hosted by Fort Bend County Master Gardeners

January 01 2024

As we step into the New Year, Fort Bend County Master Gardeners have something fruitful in store for plant lovers and green enthusiasts alike. The organization is hosting a free class on "Fruit Trees" on Saturday, January 20, as a precursor to their highly anticipated annual fruit tree sale on February 10. If you have been thinking about purchasing a fruit tree, this informative session is the perfect opportunity to learn about the varieties that will work well in our local climate, and in your specific garden.

The 90-minute class, starting at 9 a.m., will be an enriching experience for attendees, covering an array of topics suitable for novice and experienced gardeners. Set to be hosted at the Bud O'Shieles Community Center at 1330 Band Road in Rosenberg, the focus will be on fruit trees, particularly semi-tropical variants, that thrive in the Fort Bend County climate. Participants can look forward to tips on the right time and method to plant these trees, common problems faced, and their effective solutions.

The class will be expertly guided by Richmond Master Gardener Arti Bansai and Stafford Master Gardener Angela Chan. Bansai has been a Master Gardener since 2021 and Chan since 2019. Their experience and knowledge are sure to prove invaluable for those aiming to have their own productive and edible garden.

Organized by Fort Bend County Master Gardeners and Texas A&M AgriLife, this class is just the beginning of a six-class series called "Grow Your Own". The rest of the series includes classes on creating healthy garden soil, growing warm season vegetables and herbs, managing pests and diseases, growing plants from seeds/cuttings, and cultivating cool season vegetables and herbs.

Go to to register for the January 20 Fruit Trees class. Keep in mind that registration is due two days prior to class. With such an abundance of learning opportunities ahead, leverage the local expertise of the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners to exercise your green thumb in 2024.

By Tiffany Krenek, My Neighborhood News 
Tiffany Krenek has been on the My Neighborhood News team since August 2021. She is passionate about curating and sharing content that enriches the lives of our readers in a personal, meaningful way. A loving mother and wife, Tiffany and her family live in the West Houston/Cypress region.

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