Workshops & Events

Oct
13
Thu
Chickens in Your Backyard @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chicken-Ally 2016Backyard Basics Series:

Are you ready for the fun and rewarding experience of keeping your own backyard chickens? Learn about planning your coop, breed selection, caring for chicks, ideas to beat boredom, diets for delicious eggs and keeping the coop clean.  Master Gardener Intern Laura Wills raises all sorts of fowl – chickens, ducks, turkeys, guinea fowl and quail and will help you get started with this informative talk on raising the home flock.

Thursday – October 13
10 am to noon

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

Cost: $10 thru 10/3, $15 starting 10/4 and onsite
NO cash accepted – checks and credit cards only.
Space is limited so register on-line early to reserve your seat!

Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979-845-2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu

 

Nov
5
Sat
Using Water Wisely – Demonstration Field Day @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office
Nov 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Texas SuperStar Vinca

Learn about the entire spectrum of water saving solutions from high tech to no tech at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office Demonstration Field Day in Austin.  You determine the best answer for your situation and pocket book.   Travis County Master Gardeners and Horticulturist Daphne Richards will be available to demonstrate and answer your questions on a one- on-one basis.

Discover various rain water catchment methods.   See examples of various watering methods from a wicking bed to drip irrigation.  Understand the importance of compost for water conservation and plant health.  Gain knowledge about the importance of selecting the right plant for the spot.  Look at ways to control heat (summer and winter) to increase vegetable garden production.

Come stroll the diverse garden and ask questions.  Enjoy watching the butterflies, bees, blooming flowers, and growing vegetables.  Take home lettuce seeds and how-to knowledge to accomplish your next project.

Saturday, November 5
9 am to 1 pm
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

Flyer    The Gardens

Demonstration Field Day is free and open to the public – No RSVP is required.
For more information, contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600.

Nov
10
Thu
Preserving the Harvest @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

PreservingtheHarvest-JeffBackyard Basics Series:

Learn about the key food preservation processes; freezing, dehydration and canning. Factors related to food spoilage and the science involved in prevention will be covered along with a basic review of the tools and techniques involved.

Master Gardener Jeff Peters will provide a step‐by step illustration of the hot water bath canning process–an excellent resource for those with an interest in preserving their garden produce.

 

Thursday – November 10
10 am to noon
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

Cost: $10 thru 10/31, $15 starting 11/1 and onsite
NO cash accepted – checks and credit cards only.
Space is limited so register on-line early to reserve your seat!

Register: https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty
Register by Phone: 979-845-2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9610 or sacarrasco@ag.tamu.edu