Public Events

 Community Education Event – The Gardens at Texas A&M

Tuesday, May 23, 2017


Brazos Center – Room 102, 3232 Briarcrest, Bryan

The Gardens project will restore, preserve, and develop nearly 40 acres into public gardens to conduct formal teaching, research, and extension/outreach activities.  Joseph Johnson, Gardens Manager will speak about the construction progress with the first phase, 7 ½ acres Leach Teaching Gardens opening in the spring of 2018.  You will see numerous vignettes within the Leach Teaching Gardens that will serve as an outdoor classroom for faculty, staff and volunteers to teach students and the public valuable concepts about food production, landscape beauty and the natural environment.  You will also learn about the onward phases with The Gardens master plan growing this peaceful sanctuary on campus; a place where everyone at Texas A&M and the surrounding community can relax, enjoy and learn.  The public is invited at no charge.

Presented by:  Joseph Johnson, Gardens Manager for the Gardens at Texas A&M University.  Joseph has been director of Shangri La Botanical Gardens and nature Center in Orange, Texas, a LEED-NC certified center.  He also managed the extensive gardens and interior spaces at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, expanding the rose garden and installing the Chrysalis Project which was featured in Southern Living Magazine.

Community Education Event – Aquaponics

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Brazos Center – Room 102, 3232 Briarcrest, Bryan

 Aquaponics is the prime method that Earth Galley Farms in Bryan, Texas uses as an agricultural practice that is both sustainable and protective of the environment. Learn through a demonstration how this method is used to grow vegetables. Learn how Earth Galley Farm operates to serve the Bryan/College Station area. The public is invited at no charge.

Presented by: Spencer Temple is an Ag Econ graduate of TAMU in 2016 who, with his classmate, Kenneth Closs decided to get into food production.  They researched local operations and discovered Aquatic Green Farms and Sharon Wells, the owner, became their partner.  This operation was converted to Earth Galley Farms in 2016 and has been serving the Brazos Valley since then.  The sustainability approach used by Earth Galley Farms brings an important environmental perspective to the Brazos Valley.


Would you like your yard assessed by the county

horticulturist and trained Master Gardeners?


To get a water conservation yard evaluation, call or email us today to get on the schedule.

For additional information email: or call 979-823-0129 – Brazos County Extension office.


The Eagle’s Gardening in the Brazos Valley

By Charla Anthony– Horticulture Prog. Asst/Master Gardener Coordinator – Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service