Workshops & Events

Sep
8
Thu
To Bee, or Not to Bee @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bee_unsplashBackyard Basics Series:

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 of the Williamson County Area Beekeepers Association and the Austin Area Beekeepers.

Thursday – September 8
10 am to noon
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

Cost: $10 thru 8/29, $15 starting 8/30 and onsite
NO cash accepted – checks and credit cards only.
Space is limited so register on-line early to reserve your seat!

Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979-845-2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu

Oct
13
Thu
Chickens in Your Backyard @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chicken-Ally 2016Backyard Basics Series:

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 coop clean.
Master Gardener Ally Stresing will help you get started with this informative talk on raising the home flock.

Thursday – October 13
10 am to noon
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

Cost: $10 thru 10/3, $15 starting 10/4 and onsite
NO cash accepted – checks and credit cards only.
Space is limited so register on-line early to reserve your seat!

Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979-845-2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu

 

Nov
5
Sat
Using Water Wisely – Demonstration Field Day @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Texas SuperStar Vinca

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 your situation and pocket book.   Travis County Master Gardeners and Horticulturist Daphne Richards will be available to demonstrate and answer your questions on a one- on-one basis.

Discover various rain water catchment methods.   See examples of various watering methods from a wicking bed to drip irrigation.  Understand the importance of compost for water conservation and plant health.  Gain knowledge about the importance of selecting the right plant for the spot.  Look at ways to control heat (summer and winter) to increase vegetable garden production.

Come stroll the diverse garden and ask questions.  Enjoy watching the butterflies, bees, blooming flowers, and growing vegetables.  Take home lettuce seeds and how-to knowledge to accomplish your next project.

Demonstration Field Day is free and open to the public – No RSVP is required.
For more information, contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600.

Nov
10
Thu
Preserving the Harvest @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

PreservingtheHarvest-JeffBackyard Basics Series:

Learn about the key food preservation processes; freezing, dehydration and canning. Factors related to food spoilage and the science involved in prevention will be covered along with a basic review of the tools and techniques involved.

Master Gardener Jeff Peters will provide a step‐by step illustration of the hot water bath canning process–an excellent resource for those with an interest in preserving their garden produce.

 

Thursday – November 10
10 am to noon
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

Cost: $10 thru 10/31, $15 starting 11/1 and onsite
NO cash accepted – checks and credit cards only.
Space is limited so register on-line early to reserve your seat!

Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979-845-2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu

Nov
12
Sat
Hello Invasive Species, Goodbye Texas Natives @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

BIBE Rio Grande Invasive caneInvasive species have the potential to drastically change our Texas landscape. This presentation will cover the threats posed by invasive species, as well as responses to the threat. The Invaders of Texas citizen scientist program will be introduced, as one of several ways you can get involved in managing invasive species. As the Invasive Species Program Coordinator at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Dr. Hans Landel manages the Invaders of Texas citizen scientist program, manages the Texasinvasives.org website, and collaborates with other agencies and organizations in managing invasive species. He has performed conservation research both in the U.S. and internationally.

Picture: Giant reed (Arundo donax) along the Rio Grande, National Park Service ‐ http://science.nature.nps.gov/im/units/chdn/monitor/exotics.cfm

Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd,  Austin, TX 78746

Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.
Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over),  $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted.
For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600