Daphne Richards

rss feed

Daphne Richards's Latest Posts

A Passion for Plants: An East Austin Garden Fair

A Passion for Plants: An East Austin Garden Fair

| March 10, 2015

April 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center 2608 Gonzales Street Austin, TX 78702   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 […]

Continue Reading

Dealing with Drought-Tree Care

Dealing with Drought-Tree Care

| March 10, 2015

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 […]

Continue Reading

Dealing with Drought-Using Native Plants

Dealing with Drought-Using Native Plants

| February 10, 2015

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 […]

Continue Reading

Dealing with Drought -Landscaping Basics

Dealing with Drought -Landscaping Basics

| January 23, 2015

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 […]

Continue Reading

All About Roses

All About Roses

| January 23, 2015

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 […]

Continue Reading

2015 Turfgrass Ecology Workshop

2015 Turfgrass Ecology Workshop

| January 13, 2015

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 […]

Continue Reading

Two great seminars for 2015!

Two great seminars for 2015!

| December 18, 2014

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 – […]

Continue Reading

Partner Spotlight: FREE Garden Supplies & Paint

Partner Spotlight: FREE Garden Supplies & Paint

| October 29, 2013

When we didn’t even think it possible, Ground to Ground just got a little bit more sustainable.   The 4-gallon buckets we use are upcycled food containers (they previously contained salad dressing or peanut butter).  Now, thanks to the City of Austin Household Hazardous Waste facility, the spray paint we use to stencil these buckets […]

Continue Reading

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

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

| October 10, 2013

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 […]

Continue Reading

Edible Austin Spotlights Ground to Ground

Edible Austin Spotlights Ground to Ground

| June 27, 2013

Edible Austin spotlights Ground to Ground as a “Local Hero in the War on Waste”! “Thus was born Austin’s own Ground to Ground project, a partnership that includes Compost Coalition and Travis County’s Texas A&M AgriLife Extensions office, which uses their army of Master Gardener volunteers to recruit cafes to offer their used grounds freely […]

Continue Reading