Workshops & Events

Feb
20
Thu
Aquaponics–Principles and Practices @ Travis County East Service Center
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you interested in learning more about aquaponics?  Join us for this seminar to learn more!
AgriLife Extension specialists in College Station will be joining us via web video to present this program.

Small Acreage Horticulture Crops Series
Aquaponics–Principles and Practices (web Lync seminar)
Mar
6
Thu
Rain Water Harvesting @ Classroom at Travis Co East Service Center
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Just in time for glorious spring showers, Master Gardener Ed Parken will give a presentation on rainwater harvesting at the AgriLife Extension Office as we continue our series on Dealing with Drought Conditions.  Don’t let valuable rain water just wash down the gutter, when it could be watering your garden and landscaping.  Learn the basics of rainwater harvesting and how to construct a system suited for your situation.

Part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Water Conservation Series Register at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty or by phone 979-845-2604

IMPORTANT: Due to road construction in front of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 1600-B Smith Road, all seminars normally held at Extension will be temporarily moved to our classroom at 6011 Blue Bluff Rd, 78724
for further information, please call (512) 854-9600. Click Here for Directions

Mar
8
Sat
Heirloom Plants in the Spring Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Mar 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Author of several gardening books and founding editor and publisher of Homegrown: Good Sense Organic Gardening, Judy Barrett will discuss the merits of heirloom plants in the spring garden. Find out what makes a plant an heirloom, the pros and cons of using heirloom plants, and which of these plants do well here in central Texas.

Mar
29
Sat
Zilker Garden Festival @ Zilker Botanical Gardens
Mar 29 – Mar 30 all-day
Apr
3
Thu
Maintaining a Healthy Lawn @ Classroom at Travis Co East Service Center
Apr 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

You may have considered reducing the size of your lawn and replacing it with hardscaping or native and adapted plants to conserve water. Although those are both viable options, Daphne Richards, Travis County Extension Agent, will show you how to properly water and care for your lawn so you can still have a beautiful carpet of grass for your family, friends, and pets to enjoy. Learn the proper techniques for watering, feeding and maintaining healthy grasses in this next class on Dealing with Drought Conditions.

Part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Water Conservation Series Register at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty or by phone 979-845-2604

IMPORTANT: Due to road construction in front of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 1600-B Smith Road, all seminars normally held at Extension will be temporarily moved to our classroom at 6011 Blue Bluff Rd, 78724
for further information, please call (512) 854-9600. Click Here for Directions

Apr
12
Sat
East Austin Garden Fair – A Passion for Plants @ Zaragoza Park and Community Center
Apr 12 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

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

For more information, please call 512-854-9600.

Apr
24
Thu
Composting for the Small Acreage Producer @ Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have a small acreage growing operation and are interested in learning more about composting?  Join us for this seminar to learn more!
AgriLife Extension specialists in College Station will be joining us via web video to present this program.

Small Acreage Horticulture Crops Series
Composting for the Small Acreage Producer (web Lync seminar)
May
1
Thu
Drip Irrigation Systems @ Classroom at Travis Co East Service Center
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
As the heat of summer arrives, your garden will need more water to continue to produce those beautiful flowers and delicious homegrown veggies we all appreciate.  Reduce the amount of wasted water in your garden this year with irrigation targeted for your plants’ specific needs.  Learn how to install an effective water-wise drip irrigation system from Joe Posern, current president of the Travis County Master Gardeners Association.  Joe will describe the key factors involved in a system and how to gauge and monitor its efficiency.

Part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Water Conservation Series Register at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty or by phone 979-845-2604

IMPORTANT: Due to road construction in front of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 1600-B Smith Road, all seminars normally held at Extension will be temporarily moved to our classroom at 6011 Blue Bluff Rd, 78724
for further information, please call (512) 854-9600. Click Here for Directions

May
3
Sat
Inside Austin Gardens Tour: “Gardens Eclectic ATX” @ Austin Area Gardens
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Jun
5
Thu
Alternate Methods of Gardening @ Classroom at Travis Co East Service Center
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Feeling adventurous? Explore alternate methods of gardening during the final class in our Dealing with Drought Conditions series. If you have time, space, or physical limitations 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’ ideas, Master Gardener Marian Stassney will describe the ancient practices of both keyhole gardening and hugelkultur, to expand your repertoire of gardening techniques.

Part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Dealing with Drought in the Landscape Series. Register at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty or by phone 979-845-2604

IMPORTANT: Due to road construction in front of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office at 1600-B Smith Road, all seminars normally held at Extension will be temporarily moved to our classroom at 6011 Blue Bluff Rd, 78724
for further information, please call (512) 854-9600. Click Here for Directions