Workshops & Events

Jan
10
Sat
Growing Fruit in Your Home Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Jan 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

January is a good time to plant trees.  Want to learn how to grow fruit such as peaches, plums, blackberries, grapes, pears, figs and apples in your own yard?  This seminar will cover the basics including how to plant a tree and which fruit varieties excel in our area.   Master Gardener Joe Posern, fruit specialist, has been growing fruit in Austin since 2007 and will share his experience.

In partnership with the City of Austin-Office of Sustainability supporting a healthy and just local food system.  Presented by Travis Co Master Gardeners.
For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600.

 

Feb
7
Sat
All About Roses @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Incorporate user friendly roses into your new or existing garden plans! Cher Groody is a master gardener with 30 years experience in the use of roses in a landscape. She will teach you methods for proper selection of rose varieties, site prep and maintenance like pruning, pest control and fertilization.   This session is excellent for newbies and experienced gardeners and questions are encouraged.

Presented by Travis Co Master Gardeners.  For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600.

Feb
12
Thu
Dealing with Drought – Landscaping Basics @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 14 years and a gardener in Central Texas for over 40 years. She hold both Basic and Advanced Landscape Design Certification from ACC. She will share her experience of working with good Texas tough plants to use in your designs.

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

Jun
11
Thu
Backyard Basics – Preparing for the Fall Garden @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

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

 

 

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

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.

 

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

Sep
10
Thu
Backyard Basics – Natural Pest Control @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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/

 

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