Backyard Basics Expo in SA
SAN ANTONIO -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Public Radio will present a Backyard Basics Expo Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Agriscience Magnet Program facility of James Madison High School, located at 5005 Stahl Road in San Antonio.
The expo will feature a wide variety of presentations and hands-on demonstrations related to the production, preparation, and preservation of homegrown and homemade foods. Concurrent educational sessions will present information and instruction on various subjects, including making soft cheeses, jerky, sausage, and jams and jellies; pickling, canning, and drying; gardening and horticulture, hydroponics, aquaponics, and rainwater harvesting; and keeping bees, rabbits, and laying hens.
Lunch is not included, but a concession stand and food trucks will be available during the lunch break.
The Backyard Basics program, which promotes healthy living through homegrown and homemade foods, was developed by AgriLife Extension and has been piloted in several South Central Texas counties, including Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, Hays, Guadalupe, Medina, and Wilson.
The cost is $25 per person for the general public and free for children under 16 years old. Registration after Friday, Sept. 6, is $35 per person. Admission is free for up to a total of 200 Texas Public Radio members.
For more information, Texas Public Radio members can visit tpr.org, call 210-614-8977 and ask for Elisa or Carin, or email email@example.com. All others register online at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Conference Services website at http://firstname.lastname@example.org or call 979-845-2604.