Make plans to attend the Backyard Basics Exposition on Tuesday, October 11 at the Southwest Center in Texarkana. 

The goal of the Backyard Basics Exposition is to serve as an incubator for your ideas of how to turn a non-productive backyard into one that returns you food and enjoyment for your labor.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with sessions beginning at 9:00 a.m. and concluding about 12 noon.

Sessions include Beekeeping 101: learn how to get started beekeeping, the basics of backyard beekeeping – instructor Pam Rayburn, local beekeeper, Keyhole Gardening: learn about a unique way to add a vegetable garden within easy reach to your backyard – instructor Aaron Hardin, Master Gardener and Cottage Food 101: learn the basics and updated regulations for the cottage food industry – instructor Michelle Valentin, Cass County Extension Agent.

There is no cost to attend the Backyard Basics Exposition which is sponsored by the Bowie County Leadership Advisory Board and the Bowie County Extension office.  For more information, email Cherrie Curtis, Bowie County Extension Agent at or call the Extension office at 903-628-6702.

Individuals with disabilities who require an auxiliary aid, service or accommodations in order to participate in this program are encouraged to contact the Bowie County Extension office at 903-628-6702 for assistance by October 9, 2018.  Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.  The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.  A member of The Texas A&M University System and its statewide Agriculture Program.

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