Workshops & Events

To Bee, or Not to Bee @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Bee_unsplashBackyard Basics Series:

Come learn all about bees: anatomy, society & communication. Gather information on establishing your first hive, beekeeping equipment and integrated pest management.
Master Gardener Ginny Stubblefield has been a beekeeper for 3 years and is a member of the Williamson County Area Beekeepers Association and the Austin Area Beekeepers.

Thursday – September 8
10 am to noon
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

Cost: $10 thru 8/29, $15 starting 8/30 and onsite
NO cash accepted – checks and credit cards only.
Space is limited so register on-line early to reserve your seat!

Register by Phone: 979-845-2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9610 or

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.

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.