Backyard Gardening series on April 15

The Backyard Gardening series program “What is Drip Irrigation?” will be presented from 6:30-8:30 p.m. April 15 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Bexar County.

The office location is Suite 208 of the Conroy Square business complex, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive in San Antonio.

A program on drip irrigation will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in San Antonio. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service photo)

“Drip irrigation is a method that saves water by allowing water to drip slowly to the roots of plants, either onto the soil surface or directly onto the root zone, through a network of valves, pipes, tubing and emitters,” said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Bexar County and program coordinator. “Almost no water is lost through surface runoff or evaporation, and soil particles have plenty of opportunity to absorb and hold water for plants.”

Rodriguez said the program’s featured presenter will be Bexar County Master Gardener Dr. Tom Harris.

“Tom is a great speaker and is knowledgeable about a variety of drip irrigation systems,” Rodriguez said. “Anyone from a homeowner to a professional landscaper can get information and insights they can use.”

The cost is $10 per person. RSVP to Angel Torres at the AgriLife Extension office, 210 467-6575 or matorres@

The Backyard Gardening series is a group of programs associated with AgriLife Extension’s Backyard Basics statewide initiative, which promotes the production, preparation and preservation of homemade and home-grown foods. For more information on other programs, go to: backyardbasics.

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