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March Civic Club Program: Getting Your Garden/Landscape Ready For Spring & Summer

Presented By Robert “Skip” Richter, Harris County Extension Agent-Horticulture

Skip received his master's degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M University, "the source of all earthly knowledge." He has been with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for 24 years in Montgomery, Travis, and Harris County, where he currently serves as the County Extension Agent in Horticulture. Skip has gardened in the brush country of south Texas, the rocky hills of the Missouri Ozarks, the acid sands of the East Texas piney woods, the semi-arid climate and high-pH soils of central Texas, and the humid, hot climate and black clays of southeast Texas.

He is an enthusiastic student and teacher of natural gardening techniques. He helped develop the Extension's "Don't Bag It" yard waste recycling programs, the "Composting for Kids" educational web page, and the "Grow Green" environmental education program that teaches Austin residents landscaping practices that protect water quality.

He has written a bi-weekly internet column for the National Gardening Association and numerous newspaper and magazine articles on gardening. His "Gardening with Skip" YouTube channel features over 120 brief gardening videos. Skip has served as the National Gardening Association's regional horticulturist for the southeastern U.S. and is a contributing editor for Texas Gardener magazine.

Skip's new book, TEXAS Month-by- Month Gardening is a wonderful guide for what to do each month to have a beautiful garden all year. Books will be available at the March Civic Club meeting for purchase and autographing, and some lucky person will win one as a door prize.

2010 Wine Walk Pictures

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2008 Parade Pictures

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2007 Veteran's Day Tribute

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2006 Parade Pictures

See the slideshow of pictures by Debra Dishberger

Red, White & Blue Bicycle Parade (2004)

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2004 Parade Pictures

See the photos by Pat Buron

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