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Easy Composting with Worms!

Easy Composting with Worms!

| June 14, 2016

July 16, 2016, 10:00 am–12:00 pm 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746 Let these “little composters” save landfill space while turning your kitchen vegetable and fruit waste into black gold! Even if you live in an apartment you can host a small bin under the kitchen sink. Worm castings are useful in many ways: compost […]

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Texas Tough Plants

Texas Tough Plants

| May 26, 2016

June 9, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600 Smith Rd, 78721 Are you looking for colorful, low-maintenance plants for your garden? Join us to learn about some terrific Texas native plants that can bring beauty and function to your garden while being well adapted to handle Texas’ blazing summers, […]

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East Austin Garden Fair

East Austin Garden Fair

| April 12, 2016

Saturday – April 16, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Rain or Shine!) Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center – Gymnasium 2608 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX 78702 Free: Admission, Plants (vegetables & herbs) Garden buckets, Garden books/magazines and soil screening for food gardeners. Easy instructions for soil sampling at http://austintexas.gov/soilkitchen    Visit with friendly gardeners regarding: •Bee Keeping, […]

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Rainwater Harvesting for Landscape Use

Rainwater Harvesting for Landscape Use

| April 7, 2016

Thursday, April 14, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721 Take advantage of a rainwater collection system to help your landscape, trees and lawn survive Central Texas’ drought conditions. Master Gardener Ed Parken will discuss ways to collect rain, how to use it and ways […]

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Lawn Maintenance for Water Conservation

Lawn Maintenance for Water Conservation

| February 19, 2016

  Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721 When there are drought conditions in Central Texas, landscape plants become water-stressed so it’s important to look at how you are caring for your lawn to help it survive. Learn how to look for […]

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Effects on Insect Ecology: How You Can Help

Effects on Insect Ecology: How You Can Help

| January 14, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721 The talk covers why insects and other arthropods are important to humans and other animals, how drought impacts various insect groups and how people can help attract and keep insects in their yard even in […]

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Texas First Detector

Texas First Detector

| January 5, 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin 78746 “See something, say something”…a program that gardeners can use to improve observation skills detecting invasive pest (insects) and diseases such as the brown marmorated stink bug and rose rosette (see picture) that may appear and cause problems […]

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Compost

Compost

| December 28, 2015

Saturday, January 9, 2016 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin 78746 Compost isn’t just a pile of dead leaves! It’s a vital community of microorganisms that work to add vital nutrients, moisture, and structure to your soil. Travis County Master Gardener Sheryl Williams will explain the basic science […]

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Central Texas Grounds Maintenance Workshop

Central Texas Grounds Maintenance Workshop

| September 8, 2015

When:   Friday, October 23, 2015, 8:30 Registration,  9 am – 4 pm Program Where:  Travis County East Service Center, 6011 Blue Bluff Rd, Austin, 78724 Cost:      $60 (through 10/13), $75 (10/14 and on-site), BBQ lunch is included CEUs:    3 Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Pesticide CEUs Contact: Daphne Richards, CEA-Horticulture drichards@ag.tamu.edu, 512.854.9600 Presentations and speakers […]

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Natural Pest Control

Natural Pest Control

| September 3, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015 10 am to 12-noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service 1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721 Come learn how to tell pests from other insects found in your backyard. Learn a combination of practices to prevent or avoid pest problems rather than treating them once they occur. Stabilize your landscape so that conditions […]

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