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Dealing with Drought-Using Native Plants

Dealing with Drought-Using Native Plants

March 12,  2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office 1600 Smith Road Registration: $10 through 3/08, $15 starting 3/09 and onsite https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty Native Texas plants bring beauty and function to your garden while being well adapted to handle Texas’ blazing summers, drought, and other weather extremes. In addition to […]

| February 10, 2015
Dealing with Drought -Landscaping Basics

Dealing with Drought -Landscaping Basics

February 12,  2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office 1600 Smith Road Registration: $10 through 2/08, $15 starting 2/09 and onsite https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty Learn basic landscape principals and become familiar with the native and adapted plants to incorporate into your garden. Carolyn Williams has been a Master Gardener for over […]

| January 23, 2015
All About Roses

All About Roses

February 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Road Seminar is free; Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child or senior, $3 for non-Austin Residents. Incorporate user friendly roses into your new or existing garden plans! Cher Groody is a master gardener with 30 […]

| January 23, 2015
2015 Turfgrass Ecology Workshop

2015 Turfgrass Ecology Workshop

The Turfgrass Ecology and Management Short Course is an intensive 5-day educational opportunity for anyone interested in the fundamentals of turfgrass physiology and management. It is designed for professional turfgrass managers as well as anyone else in the green industry with a desire to learn the basics of how to properly manage turfgrasses with respect […]

| January 13, 2015
Two great seminars for 2015!

Two great seminars for 2015!

Growing Fruit in Your Home Garden & All About Roses   These seminars are presented by Travis Co Master Gardeners and are held at Zilker Botanical Garden. Seminar is free; Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child or senior, $3 for non-Austin Residents. Growing Fruit in Your Home Garden,  1/10/15, 10 am – […]

| December 18, 2014
Diverting 8 TONS of Nutrient-Rich Organics from the Landfill, Every Month!

Diverting 8 TONS of Nutrient-Rich Organics from the Landfill, Every Month!

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Travis County and Compost Coalition started Ground to Ground in 2012.  We had a lot going for us: a great model, two willing coordinators, and three local coffee shops who were brave enough to participate in our pilot program.  One year later, we have twenty two businesses and numerous office buildings participating, and divert […]

| October 10, 2013

Upcoming Events

Mar
12
Thu
10:00 am Dealing with Drought-Using Native P... @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Dealing with Drought-Using Native P... @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dealing with Drought-Using Native Plants in the Landscape @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office | Austin | Texas | United States
Native Texas plants bring beauty and function to your garden while being well adapted to handle Texas’ blazing summers, drought, and other weather extremes. In addition to being water-wise, native plants provide great benefits to[...]
Apr
9
Thu
10:00 am Dealing with Drought-Tree Care @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Dealing with Drought-Tree Care @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Many trees are stressed by prolonged periods of hot, dry weather. Selecting trees that use water efficiently is one way to make your landscape more resistant to droughts. Learn about several tree maintenance procedures to[...]
Apr
11
Sat
9:00 am Passion for Plants – East Austin ... @ Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center
Passion for Plants – East Austin ... @ Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Passion for Plants - East Austin Garden Fair @ Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center  | Austin | Texas | United States
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Travis County Master Gardeners, and Austin Parks & Recreation present the ninth annual East Austin Garden Fair. Free and open to the public, this fun, hands-on fair involves community members in[...]
May
9
Sat
10:00 am Butterflies in the Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Butterflies in the Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Butterflies in the Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden | Austin | Texas | United States
Butterflies in the Garden: Wanting to start a butterfly garden for you school or even your own backyard? Maybe, you have a small garden and just want to help encourage pollinators to pay you plants[...]
May
14
Thu
10:00 am Dealing with Drought – Alternativ... @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Dealing with Drought – Alternativ... @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dealing with Drought - Alternative Methods of Gardening @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office | Austin | Texas | United States
If you have limited garden space or time yet still have a desire to nurture your green thumb, Master Gardener Pat Mokry will teach you how to raise carefree veggies, herbs and flowers using self-sufficient[...]
Jun
11
Thu
10:00 am Dealing with Drought – Preparing ... @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Dealing with Drought – Preparing ... @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dealing with Drought - Preparing for the Fall Garden @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office | Austin | Texas | United States
Imagine gardening without sweat dripping from your brow or mosquitos buzzing in your ears or having to water every day. Those are just a few of the many benefits of the cool season vegetable garden.[...]
Aug
6
Thu
10:00 am Backyard Basics – Backyard Chicke... @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Backyard Basics – Backyard Chicke... @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Are you ready for the fun and rewarding experience of keeping your own backyard chickens? Ally Stresing will help you get started with this informative talk on raising the home flock. Ally Stresing is an[...]
Sep
10
Thu
10:00 am Backyard Basics – Natural Pest Co... @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Backyard Basics – Natural Pest Co... @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Come to learn how to tell pests from other insects found in your backyard.  We will focus on integrated pest management to avoid many problem pests you may experience. Wizzie Brown serves as Program Specialist[...]

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