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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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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-Tree Care

Dealing with Drought-Tree Care

| March 10, 2015

April 9, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office 1600 B Smith Road,  Austin, TX 78721 Registration: $10 through 4/05, $15 starting 4/06 and onsite https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty Many trees are stressed by prolonged periods of hot, dry weather. Selecting trees that use water efficiently is one way to make your […]

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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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Dealing with Drought -Landscaping Basics

Dealing with Drought -Landscaping Basics

| January 23, 2015

February 12,  2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office 1600 Smith Road Registration: $10 through 2/08, $15 starting 2/09 and onsite https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty Learn basic landscape principals and become familiar with the native and adapted plants to incorporate into your garden. Carolyn Williams has been a Master Gardener for over […]

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All About Roses

All About Roses

| January 23, 2015

February 7, 2015 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Zilker Botanical Garden 2220 Barton Springs Road Seminar is free; Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child or senior, $3 for non-Austin Residents. Incorporate user friendly roses into your new or existing garden plans! Cher Groody is a master gardener with 30 […]

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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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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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