Workshops & Events

Sep
10
Thu
Backyard Basics – Natural Pest Control @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Backyard Basics - Natural Pest Control @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office | Austin | Texas | United States

September 10, 10 a.m. to noon
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
1600-B Smith Road

Come learn how to tell pests from other insects found in your backyard.  We will focus on integrated pest management (IPM) to avoid many problem pests you may experience. Learn a combination of practices to prevent or avoid pest problems rather than treating them once they occur.  Stabilize your landscape so that conditions are more favorable for plants than for pests.

Wizzie Brown serves as Program Specialist – IPM in the Austin metroplex encompassing Travis County and surrounding counties. Visit her blog at http://urban-ipm.blogspot.com/

 

Cost: $10 thru 8/31, $15 starting 09/01 and onsite,  NO cash accepted – checks and credit cards only.
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979-845-2604
Contact:  Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu

Space is limited so register on-line early to reserve your seat!
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Backyard Basics series.

Oct
8
Thu
Backyard Basics – Plant Propagation @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Backyard Basics – Plant Propagation @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office | Austin | Texas | United States

October 8, 10 a.m. to noon
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
1600-B Smith Road

Learn how to make new plants for your yard through propagation methods such as rooting slips and cuttings.  In this workshop you will assemble a self-watering propagator and select cuttings to grow new plants.  All supplies, instructions, and cuttings will be provided for each participant.

Master Gardener Sue King, a Plant Propagation Specialist, is a retired school librarian, an avid soup-maker, and a life-long gardener.  Master Gardener Carolyn Turman found propagating plants using cuttings as an easy and inexpensive way to add wonderful additions to her landscape.


Cost
: $25 thru 9/28, $30 starting 9/29.
Seating limited to 25.   No on-site registration available. NO cash accepted – checks and credit cards only.
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979-845-2604
Contact:  Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Backyard Basics series.

Oct
17
Sat
Inside Austin Gardens Tour @ various locations
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Inside Austin Gardens Tour @ various locations

The Travis County Master Gardeners Association will hold the ever popular Inside Austin Gardens Tour (IAGT) – Oct 17, 2015, 9 am – 4 pm.
The tour provides a rare look inside 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.

Access to the public garden at 1600 B Smith Road is free and Master Gardeners will gladly show you how to create a garden utilizing soil building techniques, share guidelines on building a rainwater harvesting system, reveal efficient water delivery methods, introduce you to a wide range of adapted plants that survive and thrive plus tips for growing your own flowers, herbs and vegetables.

Tour presented by Travis County Master Gardeners Association and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County, 512-854-9600.

Nov
12
Thu
Backyard Basics – Bold and Beautiful Edibles @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Backyard Basics - Bold and Beautiful Edibles @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office | Austin | Texas | United States

Nov 12, 10 a.m. to noon
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
1600-B Smith Road

Come join us to learn about edible plants with ornamental potential for Central Texas landscapes. We’re talking artichokes, asparagus, rhubarb, strawberries, herbs and more. Some are perennials, some are annuals, but all will beautify your landscape and satisfy your appetite.

Master Gardener Patty Leander is a writer for Texas Gardener magazine and grows vegetables year round in her Oak Hill garden.


Cost
: $10 thru 11/02, $15 starting 11/03 and onsite, NO cash accepted – checks and credit cards only.
Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979-845-2604
Contact:  Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu

Space is limited so register on-line early to reserve your seat!

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Backyard Basics series.