Extension in Action

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
Growing Green in Austin

Growing Green in Austin

Saturday, August 6, 2016 10:00 am-12:00 pm 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746 Grow Green is an education program that promotes sustainable landscaping practices. It addresses water quality and conservation, recycling, and an Integrated Pest Management philosophy, which encourages the least‐toxic way to address pest issues. Attend this class to discover tips and all of […]

| July 28, 2016
Easy Composting with Worms!

Easy Composting with Worms!

July 16, 2016, 10:00 am–12:00 pm 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746 Let these “little composters” save landfill space while turning your kitchen vegetable and fruit waste into black gold! Even if you live in an apartment you can host a small bin under the kitchen sink. Worm castings are useful in many ways: compost […]

| June 14, 2016
Texas Tough Plants

Texas Tough Plants

June 9, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600 Smith Rd, 78721 Are you looking for colorful, low-maintenance plants for your garden? Join us to learn about some terrific Texas native plants that can bring beauty and function to your garden while being well adapted to handle Texas’ blazing summers, […]

| May 26, 2016
East Austin Garden Fair

East Austin Garden Fair

Saturday – April 16, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Rain or Shine!) Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center – Gymnasium 2608 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX 78702 Free: Admission, Plants (vegetables & herbs) Garden buckets, Garden books/magazines and soil screening for food gardeners. Easy instructions for soil sampling at http://austintexas.gov/soilkitchen    Visit with friendly gardeners regarding: •Bee Keeping, […]

| April 12, 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

Sep
8
Thu
10:00 am To Bee, or Not to Bee @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
To Bee, or Not to Bee @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
To Bee, or Not to Bee @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service | Austin | Texas | United States
Backyard Basics Series: 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[...]
Oct
13
Thu
10:00 am Chickens in Your Backyard @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Chickens in Your Backyard @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Chickens in Your Backyard @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service | Austin | Texas | United States
Backyard Basics Series: 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[...]
Nov
5
Sat
9:00 am Using Water Wisely – Demonstrati... @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office
Using Water Wisely – Demonstrati... @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Using Water Wisely - Demonstration Field Day @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office | Austin | Texas | United States
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 your situation and[...]
Nov
10
Thu
10:00 am Preserving the Harvest @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Preserving the Harvest @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Preserving the Harvest @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service | Austin | Texas | United States
Backyard Basics Series: Learn about the key food preservation processes; freezing, dehydration and canning. Factors related to food spoilage and the science involved in prevention will be covered along with a basic review of the[...]
Nov
12
Sat
10:00 am Hello Invasive Species, Goodbye ... @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Hello Invasive Species, Goodbye ... @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Hello Invasive Species, Goodbye Texas Natives @ Zilker Botanical Garden | Austin | Texas | United States
Invasive species have the potential to drastically change our Texas landscape. This presentation will cover the threats posed by invasive species, as well as responses to the threat. The Invaders of Texas citizen scientist program[...]

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