Workshops & Events

Jun
9
Tue
Master Gardener Training-Information Session #1 @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you interested in becoming a Travis County Master Gardener? If so, it’s time to apply!

In order to receive an application, you must attend one of our information sessions. Seating at each session is limited, so please arrive early to secure a seat.

MG Information Session 1, Tuesday June 9, 2015, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
MG Information Session 2, Friday June 12, 2015, 12:00 to1:00 PM
MG Information Session 3, Tuesday June 16, 2015, 10:00 to 11:00 AM

All information sessions will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office, 1600-B Smith Rd, Austin, TX 78721

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions offered, you will need to wait until the 2016 information sessions are offered, and thus you will not be able to apply for the 2015 program. No exceptions will be made

Jun
11
Thu
Dealing with Drought – Preparing for the Fall Garden @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dealing with Drought - Preparing for the Fall Garden @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office | Austin | Texas | United States

June 11, 10 am -12 pm

Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
1600 Smith Road
Austin, TX 78721

Imagine gardening without sweat dripping from your brow or mosquitos buzzing in your ears or having to water every day. Those are just a few of the many benefits of the cool season vegetable garden. Join us as we discuss vegetable selection, soil preparation and the importance of timing for the fall and winter garden.

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

 

Registration: $10 through 6/07, $15 starting 6/08 and onsite
https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Backyard Basics series.
For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600

Jun
12
Fri
Master Gardener Training-Information Session #2 @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office
Jun 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you interested in becoming a Travis County Master Gardener? If so, it’s time to apply!

In order to receive an application, you must attend one of our information sessions. Seating at each session is limited, so please arrive early to secure a seat.

MG Information Session 1, Tuesday June 9, 2015, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
MG Information Session 2, Friday June 12, 2015, 12:00 to1:00 PM
MG Information Session 3, Tuesday June 16, 2015, 10:00 to 11:00 AM

All information sessions will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office, 1600-B Smith Rd, Austin, TX 78721

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions offered, you will need to wait until the 2016 information sessions are offered, and thus you will not be able to apply for the 2015 program. No exceptions will be made

Jun
16
Tue
Master Gardener Training-Information Session #3 @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office
Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Are you interested in becoming a Travis County Master Gardener? If so, it’s time to apply!

In order to receive an application, you must attend one of our information sessions. Seating at each session is limited, so please arrive early to secure a seat.

MG Information Session 1, Tuesday June 9, 2015, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
MG Information Session 2, Friday June 12, 2015, 12:00 to1:00 PM
MG Information Session 3, Tuesday June 16, 2015, 10:00 to 11:00 AM

All information sessions will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office, 1600-B Smith Rd, Austin, TX 78721

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions offered, you will need to wait until the 2016 information sessions are offered, and thus you will not be able to apply for the 2015 program. No exceptions will be made

Jun
20
Sat
Best Culinary Herbs for Austin @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Best Culinary Herbs for Austin @ Zilker Botanical Garden | Austin | Texas | United States

June 20th – 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.

Make meals more flavorful by growing your own herbs.  Mild or savory herbs are delicate while pungent herbs add zest. Master Gardener Judith Craft will talk about the best herbs to grow in the Austin area. If time allows, she will lead a walk through the herb garden at Zilker.

Judith became a Master Gardener after retiring and has been the primary volunteer in the herb garden at Zilker Botanical Garden for the past 10 years and a member of the Austin Herb Society for 25 years.

Jul
18
Sat
Pond Basics – the Big, Bad and Beautiful @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pond Basics - the Big, Bad and Beautiful @ Zilker Botanical Garden | Austin | Texas | United States

July 18 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

 

Come learn about the steps of building a pond in your backyard and the best tips for success.

Jeannie Farrier, Austin Pond Society Board Member and 2014 President, and also a retired teacher, has had ponds for over a decade.  Her most recent pond holds 10,000 gallons.

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? Ally Stresing will help you get started with this informative talk on raising the home flock.

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

Cost: $10 thru 08/02, $15 starting 08/03 and onsite
NO cash accepted – checks and credit cards only.

Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979-845-2604
Space is limited so register on-line early to reserve your seat!
Contact:  Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9600 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu

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 to learn how to tell pests from other insects found in your backyard.  We will focus on integrated pest management to avoid many problem pests you may experience.

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 09/06, $15 starting 09/07and onsite
NO cash accepted – checks and credit cards only.

Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979-845-2604
Space is limited so register on-line early to reserve your seat!
Contact:  Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9600 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu

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