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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Register for Summer 2013 STRONG STARTS!!

Register for Summer 2013 STRONG STARTS!!

| June 5, 2013

Are you interested in starting a small-acreage, sustainable farm? Already farming, but interested in strengthening your cultivation methods, business plan, network of resources, or sales? Whether just beginning, or looking to expand your existing operation, this program is for you!! Strong Starts is an intensive educational series developed for newer farmers and farmers-to-be in Central […]

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Two Earth-Kind Short Courses for Landscape Professionals

Two Earth-Kind Short Courses for Landscape Professionals

| November 29, 2012

            Dr. Meng Meng Gu, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist, has organized two horticulture short course programs for landscape professionals.  See information below for registration information and further details. In Tyler, December 5th and 6th: December 5-6, 2012 Tyler Earth-Kind Landscape Workshop (PDF Flyer—registration form included); Approved for 6 […]

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Introducing Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Julie Ansley

Introducing Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent Julie Ansley

| November 2, 2012

We are proud to announce that this summer, Julie Ansley became Travis County’s Agriculture and Natural Resources agent.  Julie is no stranger to Extension – since 2006, she has served as the Animal Science Coordinator in the Travis County 4-H CAPITAL program.   In that position, Ansley developed curriculum to teach inner city youth about […]

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Travis County Kids Enjoy Science of Agriculture Days

Travis County Kids Enjoy Science of Agriculture Days

| October 4, 2012

On two beautiful fall days, students from low income Travis County schools visited Crow’s Nest Farm for an exciting hands-on introduction to agriculture.  Interactive exhibits taught students about the production and use of corn, how to milk a cow, about how land use affects erosion and ground water quality, and about Texas insects.  In a fun Junior […]

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