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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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Growing Green in Austin

Growing Green in Austin

| July 28, 2016

Saturday, August 6, 2016 10:00 am-12:00 pm 2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746 Grow Green is an education program that promotes sustainable landscaping practices. It addresses water quality and conservation, recycling, and an Integrated Pest Management philosophy, which encourages the least‐toxic way to address pest issues. Attend this class to discover tips and all of […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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