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Backyard Basics Fall Series

Backyard Basics Fall Series

| June 29, 2015

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 […]

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Pond Basics – the Big, Bad and Beautiful

Pond Basics – the Big, Bad and Beautiful

| June 25, 2015

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 […]

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Preparing for the Fall Garden

Preparing for the Fall Garden

| May 29, 2015

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. […]

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Best Culinary Herbs for Austin

Best Culinary Herbs for Austin

| May 29, 2015

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 […]

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A Passion for Plants: An East Austin Garden Fair

A Passion for Plants: An East Austin Garden Fair

| March 10, 2015

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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