Gardening and Small Farm/Ranch

Jennifer Herrera, M.S.
County Extension Agent-Horticulture

Provides leadership to Master Gardener Program in the county. Supports and provides leadership in Master Gardener Association, urban horticulture, special horticulture stakeholder groups and horticulture program area committee. Supports school based curriculum enrichment, such as Junior Master Gardener, Junior Master Naturalist, Water Conservation, Earth-KIND program, Environmental Stewardship programs, works with community-based organizations to effectively link Extension to the citizens in the county.


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to County Agent


Please click  on the photo for helpful links and publications on Lawn Issues.







In the Rio Grande Valley we can grow vegetables and herbs throughout the year.
Click  on the photo to find out more about how to grow vegetables and herb in our unique climate.






Educational resources for South Texas Small Acreage Farmers and Ranchers.
Click on the photo for information and resources on starting your small farm operation.

Topics include: Vegetables, Livestock, Beekeeping, value added, and food preservation etc.





Click here to learn about our Rio Grande Valley native plant species.
Planting natives will help attract local birds and pollinators to your yard.
They are drought tolerant and heat tolerate.





For information on Earth-Kind Landscaping, Texas Superstars, Roses,
Home Composting, Drip irrigation and Rainwater Harvesting click on the photo.







For information click on the photo to learn all about the subtropical
and tropical fruit trees that grow in our area.





Click on the photo for information and publications
of common insects and pests in the landscape, vegetable garden and home.



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