Workshops & Events
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.
When: Friday, October 23, 2015, 8:30 Registration, 9 am – 4 pm Program
Where: Travis County East Service Center, 6011 Blue Bluff Rd, Austin, 78724
Cost: $60 (through 10/13), $75 (10/14 and on-site), BBQ lunch is included
CEUs: 3 Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) Pesticide CEUs
Contact: Daphne Richards, CEA-Horticulture firstname.lastname@example.org, 512.854.9600
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis Co will hold a Grounds Maintenance Workshop on Oct 23, 2015. This conference is in response to our ongoing critical water issues. The general public can attend but the materials presented will be for turf professionals such as those working with municipalities, including parks departments; golf courses; and large and commercial landscape maintenance firms.
The goal of the workshop is to share best practices for water conservation and turfgrass management. Three Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) pesticide credits are available to attendees.
Presentations and speakers will be:
- Irrigation Practices, Soil Management and LCRA Rebates/Resources, Brett Briant, Water Conservation Coordinator, LCRA
- Pesticides and Personal Protective Equipment, Daphne Richards Travis County Extension Agent – Horticulture
- Turfgrass Selection & New Cultivar Releases Matt Elmore, Assistant Professor & Extension Turfgrass Specialist
- Turfgrass Management (Insects, Weeds & Diseases), Dr. Casey Reynolds, Assistant Professor & Extension Turfgrass Specialist
On-line Registration Coming Soon:
https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty (by phone at 979-845-2604)
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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 by Phone: 979-845-2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9610 or email@example.com
Space is limited so register on-line early to reserve your seat!
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Backyard Basics series.