Workshops & Events

Aug
6
Thu
Backyard Basics – Backyard Chickens @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Backyard Basics – Backyard Chickens @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office | Austin | Texas | United States

August 6, 10 a.m. to noon
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
1600-B Smith Road

Are you ready for the fun and rewarding experience of keeping your own backyard chickens? Learn about the various breeds, 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.

Ally is an accomplished vegetable gardener who decided that no backyard garden is complete without chickens.

Cost: $10 thru 7/27, $15 starting 7/28 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

Aug
8
Sat
Photography in the Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Photography in the Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden | Austin | Texas | United States

August 8,  10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746

Seminar is free.   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

Learn how to take plant pictures with impact –namely composition and lighting.  This seminar will begin with an overview of cameras (film & digital), lenses and composition.  Course prerequisites:  study the owner’s manual on your camera.

Sam is a long time photographer and Master Gardener specializing in presentations on Beneficial Insects and Plant Photography. In 2009, he was selected as “Photographer of the Year” in the Travis County Master Gardener photo contest.

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.

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.