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Using Water Wisely – Demonstration Field Day

Using Water Wisely – Demonstration Field Day

| September 23, 2016

Saturday, November 5 9 am to 1 pm Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721 FLYER         THE GARDENS Learn about the entire spectrum of water saving solutions from high tech to no tech at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office Demonstration Field Day in Austin.  You determine the best answer for […]

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Chickens in Your Backyard

Chickens in Your Backyard

| September 16, 2016

  October 13 10 am – 12 noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721 Are you ready for the fun and rewarding experience of keeping your own backyard chickens? Learn about planning your coop, breed selection, caring for chicks, ideas to beat boredom, diets for delicious eggs and keeping the […]

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To Bee, or Not to Bee

To Bee, or Not to Bee

| August 15, 2016

Thursday – September 8 10 am to noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721 Come learn all about bees: anatomy, society & communication. Gather information on establishing your first hive, beekeeping equipment and integrated pest management.  Master Gardener Ginny Stubblefield has been a beekeeper for 3 years and is a member […]

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Garden to Kitchen – Tips for a Fresh and Tasty Harvest

Garden to Kitchen – Tips for a Fresh and Tasty Harvest

| July 28, 2016

Thursday, August 11th, 10 am – 12:00 noon Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County 1600-B Smith Rd, Austin 78721 The best part of vegetable gardening is the harvest! Give your home‐grown vegetables the attention they deserve with proper harvesting and handling techniques. Master Gardener Patty Leander shares tips on when to harvest produce at its […]

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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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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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