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August 2016

4-H Kickoff and Ice Cream Crank Off

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you ready to start another AMAZING year of 4-H? LET'S GET IT STARTED at the 5th Annual Collin 4-H Ice Cream Social and Crank Off. All Collin County Current & Future 4-Hers &  Families Welcome.  We will have Hot Dogs & Fixins, Drinks, Games, Fellowship & ICE CREAM and lots of information about 4-H!!  Please bring blankets, chairs, home-made ice cream (optional) & serving spoon and potential 4-Hers. RSVP: By Wednesday August 24  with number of people attending so…

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$200

Master Gardener Volunteer Training Course

August 30 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Myers Park and Event Center,
7117 County Road 166
McKinney, TX 75071 United States
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UPDATE: The training class is currently full. Feel free to contact our office to be place on a waiting list. Interested in becoming a Collin County Master Gardener Volunteer? The class will meet every Tuesday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm starting August 30th through November 15th, 2016. To apply complete the entire application and submit to our office with the required registration fee. Applicants are selected based on their willingness to volunteer. Click this link to learn more: http://www.ccmgatx.org/about-us/master-gardener-training.aspx 

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September 2016

“Celebrate the Possibilities” Special Needs Livestock Show

September 10 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Need a volunteer opportunity? Check out this upcoming livestock show being held at Myers Park! Feel free to email Amanda Parks with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there. Volunteers can sign up here:http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f084caeab2ba02-celebrate We will also be collecting school supplies to help the flooded residents of Louisiana! Bring your donations to the Special Needs Livestock show to show your support, and we will ship them to Louisiana for you!  

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Free

Lavon Lake Watershed Protection Partnership

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Myers Park and Event Center,
7117 County Road 166
McKinney, TX 75071 United States
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The North Texas Municipal Water District and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will be hosting two project kickoff meetings in September to discuss the watershed protection plan (WPP) being developed for the Lavon Lake. These meetings will include discussion on the need for a WPP, project goals and anticipated outcomes, the WPP development process, and incorporating stakeholder input into the WPP document. The meeting dates are as follows: September 13 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Landing @ Myers Park and Event…

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$15

DIY Backyard Farm Workshop

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Myers Park and Event Center,
7117 County Road 166
McKinney, TX 75071 United States
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Join us for an educational event for small acreage farmers interested in producing agricultural products. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will conduct an educational workshop for anyone interested in farming in North Texas. The workshop consists of presentations tailored to the small acreage farmer. The program will be presented by  Extension Agent, Master Gardeners, and local experts. The workshop will include a tour of the Earth-Kind Vegetable Gardens at Myers Park. Learn about the following topics: Start your own Compost Pile to Recycle…

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Free

Lavon Lake Watershed Protection Plan

September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
NTMWD,
505 E Brown St.
Wylie, TX 75098 United States
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The North Texas Municipal Water District and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will be hosting two project kickoff meetings in September to discuss the watershed protection plan (WPP) being developed for the Lavon Lake. These meetings will include discussion on the need for a WPP, project goals and anticipated outcomes, the WPP development process, and incorporating stakeholder input into the WPP document. The meeting dates are as follows: September 13 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Landing @ Myers Park and Event…

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$200

Earth-Kind Research Specialist Training

September 28 @ 12:30 am - September 30 @ 1:00 pm
Myers Park and Event Center,
7117 County Road 166
McKinney, TX 75071 United States
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This is your opportunity to take your support of the exciting national Earth-Kind movement to an entirely new level. You will learn how to design, install, evaluate, and record data from cutting-edge Earth-Kind research trials. Not only will these trials help advance the science of environmental landscape management, they are also a very attractive addition to any site. Highly qualified instructors will provide advanced training in the classroom as well as actual demonstration of plant evaluation techniques in the field.…

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October 2016
Free

Master Gardener Continuing Education Event

October 5 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Myers Park and Event Center,
7117 County Road 166
McKinney, TX 75071 United States
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Why wait until December to finish earning your Master Gardener continuing education units? Come join the Collin County Master Gardeners Association on Wednesday, October 5th for this Regional CEU Day. And after you’ve earned your CEU’s, take time to tour the international award-winning Earth-Kind® Research & Demonstration Gardens at Myers Park & Event Center in McKinney. Collin County Master Gardeners will be on hand to conduct tours and answer questions. Please Note: Coffee, tea, water and snacks will be provided. Plan…

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$35

North Texas Farm to Table Symposium October 6

October 6 @ 3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Myers Park and Event Center,
7117 County Road 166
McKinney, TX 75071 United States
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The North Texas Farm to Table Symposium will offer the opportunity for agricultural producers and buyers the opportunity to network and discuss opportunity for planning future production for the local food movement. Farmers, Ranchers, Gardeners, Vintners, Brewers, Chefs, and anyone involved in agriculture are encouraged to attend. The Producers Expo will be from 3:00pm to 6:30pm and the Dinner and Symposium will be from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Symposium presentation will focus on “Producers getting in the door at Restaurants.” Producers…

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Free

Texas Watershed Steward Workshop

October 13 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Myers Park and Event Center,
7117 County Road 166
McKinney, TX 75071 United States
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The workshop will provide an overview of water quality and watershed management in Texas, including a discussion on the Lavon Lake watershed and efforts by the North Texas Municipal Water District and area residents to improve and protect it. Lite refreshments will be provided. Free continuing education credits are offered for a wide variety of professional disciplines ranging from licensed Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide applicators to select TCEQ occupational license holders. For a complete list of CEUs offered, or to register, visit our website or call the number…

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