Workshops & Events

Apr
9
Thu
Dealing with Drought-Tree Care @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dealing with Drought-Tree Care @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office | Austin | Texas | United States

Many trees are stressed by prolonged periods of hot, dry weather. Selecting trees that use water efficiently is one way to make your landscape more resistant to droughts. Learn about several tree maintenance procedures to increase a tree’s chance during drought such as mulching, proper pruning, limiting fertilization and supplemental irrigation.

Lara Schuman, an ISA Certified Arborist and acting Program Manager at City of Austin Urban Forestry will share her knowledge on caring for trees.

Registration: $10 through 4/05, $15 starting 4/06 and onsite
https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty

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.

 

Apr
11
Sat
Passion for Plants – East Austin Garden Fair @ Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Passion for Plants - East Austin Garden Fair @ Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center  | Austin | Texas | United States

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Travis County Master Gardeners, and Austin Parks & Recreation present the ninth annual East Austin Garden Fair.

Free and open to the public, this fun, hands-on fair involves community members in creative, low-cost ways to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit to improve the family diet as well as information about Earth-Kind landscaping. Get expert advice from Master Gardeners on all aspects of gardening and composting, as well as backyard chickens and beekeeping. The fair will feature an assortment of DIY and demonstration activities, including garden planning, kids’ activities and container garden building.

New information this year will address raising backyard rabbits, alternate methods of gardening, building a backyard greenhouse or hoop house, house plants and terrariums, and garden tools and techniques.

Long-standing partners and participants include the Sustainable Food Center, Capital Area Food Bank, Festival Beach Food Forest, Green Corn Project, Home Depot Kid’s Workshop, Texas 4-H, AmeriCorps, AgriLife Extension Master Wellness Volunteers and Prairie View A&M University.

FREE vegetable, herb and ornamental plants offered to participants while supplies last.

For more information, please call 512-854-9600

2015 EAGF Flier

Apr
13
Mon
Texas Community Futures Forum @ Travis County Hall of Government
Apr 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Travis County Extension Leadership Advisory Board will hold the Texas Community Futures Forum on April 13, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, on the first floor of the Travis County Hall of Government, 700 Lavaca St, in Austin.

Daphne Richards, the Interim County Extension Director, says that the Forum is being held in Travis County to assist local Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Agents and the Leadership Advisory Board identify the most critical issues affecting local citizens. “Extension has a rich history of providing educational programs that address the most critical issues in the county, specifically in program areas related to agriculture and natural resources, families and health, youth development, and community development.” In order to make sure that Extension programs being planned for the future are on target, Travis County residents are invited to participate in this grass-roots, consensus building forum. “We need input from the local community members to shape our focus for the next five years. We want to make sure that we’re meeting the needs of Travis County residents,” Richards said.

The meeting should last less than two hours, and refreshments will be served. For more information, or to RSVP, please contact the Extension office at 512.854.9600, or email Richards at drichards@ag.tamu.edu.

 Contact: Daphne Richards, 512-854-9600, drichards@ag.tamu.edu

May
9
Sat
Butterflies in the Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Butterflies in the Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden | Austin | Texas | United States

Butterflies in the Garden: Wanting to start a butterfly garden for you school or even your own backyard? Maybe, you have a small garden and just want to help encourage pollinators to pay you plants a visit. In this talk we will focus on butterflies and how you can invite them into your space. Kellyn Smith has been a Master Gardener since 2013. A lover of all insects she has a specialty in entomology and founded the butterfly garden at her school, a place she and her students treasure.

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

See the Workshops & Events Calendar for more information.
http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/travis/local-extension-resources/calendar-2/

 

May
14
Thu
Dealing with Drought – Alternative Methods of Gardening @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dealing with Drought - Alternative Methods of Gardening @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office | Austin | Texas | United States

If you have limited garden space or time yet still have a desire to nurture your green thumb, Master Gardener Pat Mokry will teach you how to raise carefree veggies, herbs and flowers using self-sufficient grow boxes. Then, for some more ‘new’ gardening techniques, Master Gardener Marian Stasney will describe the ancient practices of both keyhole gardening and hugelkultur.

Registration: $10 through 5/10, $15 starting 5/11 and onsite
https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty

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
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

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

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.