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Fruit Production for Producers and Backyard Enthusiasts

Fruit Production for Producers and Backyard Enthusiasts

| August 13, 2014

Wed, Sept 24, 8:30 am – 1:00 pm Travis County Health and Human Services, 502 E Highland Mall Blvd. Registration: $30; ($40 late and onsite) Part of Travis County AgriLife Extension’s Forward Farming series, this program will cover information appropriate for all level of current and potential fruit producers, while also being useful and easy […]

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Backyard Basics Workshop

Backyard Basics Workshop

| August 13, 2014

Saturday, Sept 13, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Austin Community College south campus, 1820 W Stassney Ln Registration: $25; ($30 late and onsite) Join AgriLife Extension Master Gardener volunteers and other community experts for this special workshop on all things backyard food. We’ll cover the basics of growing fruits and vegetables, as well as garden […]

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Forward Farming Series

| June 24, 2014

Two great educational opportunities in the Forward Farming Series – Business Planning and Sales & Marketing FORWARD FARMING: BUSINESS PLANNING July 16, 2014 @ 8:30 am – 4 pm Travis County East Service Center 6011 Blue Bluff Road Registration: $50 thru July 14 ($65 late and onsite) Business Planning for Your Small-Scale Farming Operation Planning […]

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Two great educational opportunities in June !!

| June 2, 2014

Grafting Vegetable Crops— Principles and Practices June 19, 2014 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Travis County East Service Center 6011 Blue Bluff Road Registration: $10 thru June 5 ($15 late and onsite) Are you interested in learning more about grafting vegetables? AgriLife Extension specialists in College Station will be joining us via web video […]

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Dealing with Drought in the Landscape Series: Alternate Methods of Gardening

Dealing with Drought in the Landscape Series: Alternate Methods of Gardening

| May 29, 2014

Thursday June 5, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Travis Co East Service Center 6011 Blue Bluff Rd, 78724 Workshop Fee $15 Feeling adventurous? Explore alternate methods of gardening during the final class in our Dealing with Drought Conditions series. If you have time, space, or physical limitations yet still have a desire to nurture your […]

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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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