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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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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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Inside Austin Gardens Tour

Inside Austin Gardens Tour

| August 19, 2015

Oct 17, 2015,   9 am  – 4 pm                     Six special private gardens and one public experimental garden that demonstrate realistic, sustainable gardening practices for Central Texas. Tickets may be purchased in advance via the website or at the garden sites. Complete information and tickets at www.InsideAustinGardens.org. Tour presented by Travis County Master Gardeners Association and […]

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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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