Extension in Action

Wild in the City: Living with Austin’s Urban Wildlife

Wild in the City: Living with Austin’s Urban Wildlife

Saturday June 10, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, 78746 Got critters? Meredith O’Reilly will lead a discussion of common wildlife species seen in Austin’s urban landscape and offer practical tips for humans to co-exist with wildlife while protecting home and garden. Meredith is the gardening specialist […]

| May 18, 2017
All About Roses

All About Roses

February 4, 2017 Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Rd,  Austin, TX 78746 Incorporate user friendly roses into your new or existing garden plans! Travis County Master Gardener Cher Coleman has 30 years’ experience in the use of roses in a landscape. She will teach you methods for proper selection of rose varieties, site prep and […]

| January 5, 2017
Using Water Wisely – Demonstration Field Day

Using Water Wisely – Demonstration Field Day

Saturday, November 5 9 am to 1 pm Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721 FLYER         THE GARDENS Learn about the entire spectrum of water saving solutions from high tech to no tech at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office Demonstration Field Day in Austin.  You determine the best answer for […]

| September 23, 2016
Chickens in Your Backyard

Chickens in Your Backyard

  October 13 10 am – 12 noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721 Are you ready for the fun and rewarding experience of keeping your own backyard chickens? Learn about planning your coop, breed selection, caring for chicks, ideas to beat boredom, diets for delicious eggs and keeping the […]

| September 16, 2016
To Bee, or Not to Bee

To Bee, or Not to Bee

Thursday – September 8 10 am to noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721 Come learn all about bees: anatomy, society & communication. Gather information on establishing your first hive, beekeeping equipment and integrated pest management.  Master Gardener Ginny Stubblefield has been a beekeeper for 3 years and is a member […]

| August 15, 2016
Garden to Kitchen – Tips for a Fresh and Tasty Harvest

Garden to Kitchen – Tips for a Fresh and Tasty Harvest

Thursday, August 11th, 10 am – 12:00 noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Rd, Austin 78721 The best part of vegetable gardening is the harvest! Give your home‐grown vegetables the attention they deserve with proper harvesting and handling techniques. Master Gardener Patty Leander shares tips on when to harvest produce at its […]

| July 28, 2016

What is Travis County Horticultural Extension?

At Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, we are thrilled to see an immense and growing interest in home horticulture among Travis County residents! The Central Texas Horticulture website is the online resource for horticulture extension advice and information in Travis County.

To encourage the great local interest in environmental stewardship and home gardening, we offer a wide spectrum of literature and practical resources, host workshops and events throughout the Austin area, and coordinate the Travis County Master Gardener volunteer program.

Travis County’s Horticulture program holds free or low-cost public seminars on gardening and food preservation topics at various locations throughout the year. These interactive seminars help the public get more joy and productivity from their gardens, troubleshoot problems, and develop environmentally-sensitive gardening techniques. Seminars cover topics such as rainwater harvesting, seasonal vegetable gardening, lawn care, tree maintenance, native and adapted plants, food canning, propagating plants, and much more. More extensive, in-depth horticultural programs are also offered to individuals, farmers and green industry professionals. Many programs offer CEUs for private pesticide applicator licenses and Texas Nursery & Landscape Association membership.

Upcoming Events

Jun
10
Sat
10:00 am Wild in the City: Living with Au... @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Wild in the City: Living with Au... @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Jun 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wild in the City: Living with Austin’s Urban Wildlife @ Zilker Botanical Garden | Austin | Texas | United States
Got critters? Meredith O’Reilly will lead a discussion of common wildlife species seen in Austin’s urban landscape and offer practical tips for humans to co-exist with wildlife while protecting home and garden. Meredith is the[...]
Jul
8
Sat
10:00 am The 6 D’s of Container Gardening... @ Zilker Botanical Garden
The 6 D’s of Container Gardening... @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The 6 D’s of Container Gardening Success @ Zilker Botanical Garden | Austin | Texas | United States
Whether you want winter color or summer vegetables, you can grow it in containers. The session covers the major considerations and decisions that lead to gardening success – from design and soil to irrigation and[...]
Aug
5
Sat
10:00 am Wise Rainwater Control for Centr... @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Wise Rainwater Control for Centr... @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Wise Rainwater Control for Central Texas @ Zilker Botanical Garden | Austin | Texas | United States
Raingardens, Rainwater Collection, Dry Creeks and Wetlands Drought one month, floods the next.  Yes, you must be gardening in Central Texas!  Can a homeowner control excess run-off from spilling into streets, storm drains and prized[...]
Sep
9
Sat
10:00 am Bulbs for the Austin Area @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Bulbs for the Austin Area @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Bulbs for the Austin Area @ Zilker Botanical Garden | Austin | Texas | United States
Are you tired of planting bulbs that bloom once and you never see them again?   Learn some of the reasons bulbs struggle in our climate and soil while others naturalize into generous clumps that you[...]
Nov
4
Sat
10:00 am Garden Decorating 101 – recycle,... @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Garden Decorating 101 – recycle,... @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Garden Decorating 101 - recycle, reclaim and repurpose @ Zilker Botanical Garden | Austin | Texas | United States
Create an outdoor sanctuary by infusing bits of your own personality into your garden. You know what calms you, what aspects of an environment make you feel safest and most peaceful. Bring out those aspects[...]

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