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Backyard Basics Fall Series

Backyard Basics Fall Series

10 a.m. to noon AgriLife Extension office, 1600-B Smith Road, Austin Backyard Basics, offered by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County, will provide consumers, backyard gardeners, homemakers, educators and farmers a “do-it-yourself” learning opportunity on raising chickens for home egg production, implementing integrated pest management principles, starting new plants from cuttings, and growing […]

| June 29, 2015
Pond Basics – the Big, Bad and Beautiful

Pond Basics – the Big, Bad and Beautiful

Saturday, July 18,  10:00 am – 12:00 pm Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746 Come learn about the steps of building a pond in your backyard and the best tips for success. Jeannie Farrier, Austin Pond Society Board Member and 2014 President, and also a retired teacher, has had ponds for over […]

| June 25, 2015
Preparing for the Fall Garden

Preparing for the Fall Garden

June 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office 1600 B Smith Rd, Austin, 78721  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. […]

| May 29, 2015
Best Culinary Herbs for Austin

Best Culinary Herbs for Austin

June 20, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746 Make meals more flavorful by growing your own herbs.  Mild or savory herbs are delicate while pungent herbs add zest. Master Gardener Judith Craft will talk about the best herbs to grow in the Austin area. If time allows, she […]

| May 29, 2015
A Passion for Plants: An East Austin Garden Fair

A Passion for Plants: An East Austin Garden Fair

Rain or Shine – come enjoy this great event.  Join us under the big oak trees or inside the Recreation Center (if raining). April 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center 2608 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX 78702 Visit Capital Metro for bus routes: https://www.capmetro.org/schedmap/ (#4 Montopolis, #17 Cesar Chavez or […]

| March 10, 2015
Dealing with Drought-Tree Care

Dealing with Drought-Tree Care

April 9, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office 1600 B Smith Road,  Austin, TX 78721 Registration: $10 through 4/05, $15 starting 4/06 and onsite https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty Many trees are stressed by prolonged periods of hot, dry weather. Selecting trees that use water efficiently is one way to make your […]

| March 10, 2015

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

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
Backyard Basics – Backyard Chickens @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office | Austin | Texas | United States
August 6, 10 a.m. to noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Road Are you ready for the fun and rewarding experience of keeping your own backyard chickens? Learn about the various breeds,[...]
Aug
8
Sat
10:00 am Photography in the Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Photography in the Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Photography in the Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden | Austin | Texas | United States
August 8,  10:00 am – 12:00 pm Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746 Seminar is free.   Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age[...]
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
Backyard Basics - Natural Pest Control @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office | Austin | Texas | United States
September 10, 10 a.m. to noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Road Come learn how to tell pests from other insects found in your backyard.  We will focus on integrated pest management[...]
Oct
8
Thu
10:00 am Backyard Basics – Plant Propagati... @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Backyard Basics – Plant Propagati... @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Backyard Basics – Plant Propagation @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office | Austin | Texas | United States
October 8, 10 a.m. to noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Road Learn how to make new plants for your yard through propagation methods such as rooting slips and cuttings.  In this[...]
Nov
12
Thu
10:00 am Backyard Basics – Bold and Beauti... @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Backyard Basics – Bold and Beauti... @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Backyard Basics - Bold and Beautiful Edibles @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office | Austin | Texas | United States
Nov 12, 10 a.m. to noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Road Come join us to learn about edible plants with ornamental potential for Central Texas landscapes. We’re talking artichokes, asparagus, rhubarb,[...]

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