Workshops & Events

Mar
10
Thu
Lawn Maintenance for Water Conservation @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
Mar 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Dealing with Drought Series:

When there are drought conditions in Central Texas, landscape plants become water-stressed so it’s important to look at how you are caring for your lawn to help it survive. Learn how to look for signs of insects, diseases and weeds. Find out the best way to water, fertilize, and mow your lawn. Daphne Richards, County Extension Agent—Horticulture leads educational programming in the areas of home horticulture, urban agriculture, and the green industry. She also serves as the coordinator of the local Master Gardener program.

Cost: $10 through 2/29; $15 starting 3/1 and on-site
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

 

 

Apr
14
Thu
Rainwater Harvesting for Landscape Use @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
Apr 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Dealing with Drought Series:

Take advantage of a rainwater collection system to help your landscape, trees and lawn survive Central Texas’ drought conditions. Master Gardener Ed Parken will discuss ways to collect rain, how to use it and ways to add art to a tank. He will provide a tutorial on PVC pipe construction and a tour of the rainwater collection system at the Extension Office Demonstration Garden.

Cost: $10 through 4/4; $15 starting 4/5 and on-site
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

 

May
12
Thu
Tree Care @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tree Care-Schuman 2016Dealing with Drought Series:

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 drought. 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.

Cost: $10 through 5/2; $15 starting 5/3 and on-site
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

 

May
14
Sat
Firewise Gardening @ Zilker Botanical Garden
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Firewise-ColemanA fire action plan saves lives and property through advance planning. Learn how to take steps to protect yourself and help first responders help you! Master Gardener Cher Coleman will provide you with landscaping tips to create a defensible space, things you can do to make your home more fire resistant. Review checklists for family preparedness, disaster plans and evacuations provided by the Texas Forestry Service and the Austin Fire Department.

Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd,  Austin, TX 78746

Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.
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

 

Jun
9
Thu
Texas Tough Plants @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Dealing with Drought Series:

Are you looking for colorful, low-maintenance plants for your garden? Join us to learn about some terrific Texas native plants that can bring beauty and function to your garden while being well adapted to handle Texas’ blazing summers, drought, and other weather extremes. In addition to being water-wise, native plants provide great benefits to pollinators and birds. 4-H CAPITAL’s gardening specialist and Texas Master Naturalist Meredith O’Reilly will guide you in choosing the right natives for your yard and your garden goals.

Cost: $10 through 5/30; $15 starting 5/31 and on-site
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

 

Jul
16
Sat
Easy Composting with Worms! @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Worms-ClaytonLet these “little composters” save landfill space while turning your kitchen vegetable and fruit waste into black gold! Even if you live in an apartment you can host a small bin under the kitchen sink. Worm castings are useful in many ways: compost tea, potting soils, top dressing for house plants and seedlings, to name a few. Tommie Clayton, Master Gardener Compost Specialist, will show you how worm bins work, demonstrate how to construct your own worm bin and get it started, methods for harvesting castings plus brewing your own compost tea.

Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd,  Austin, TX 78746

Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.
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

 

Aug
6
Sat
Growing Green in Austin @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

GrowGreenLogo1Grow Green is an education program that promotes sustainable landscaping practices. It addresses water quality and conservation, recycling, and an Integrated Pest Management philosophy, which encourages the least‐toxic way to address pest issues. Get ready for fall planting. Attend this class to discover tips and all of the FREE resources available to help you create and maintain a beautiful Central Texas landscape that is good for your pocket book and the environment. Denise Delaney coordinates the Grow Green program for the City of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department; has a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture and over 25 years of professional experience in Central Texas.

Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd,  Austin, TX 78746

Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.
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