RSSExtension Events

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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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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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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