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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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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-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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Two great seminars for 2015!

Two great seminars for 2015!

| December 18, 2014

Growing Fruit in Your Home Garden & All About Roses   These seminars are presented by Travis Co Master Gardeners and are held at Zilker Botanical Garden. Seminar is free; Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child or senior, $3 for non-Austin Residents. Growing Fruit in Your Home Garden,  1/10/15, 10 am – […]

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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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