Workshops & Events

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

Jun
19
Thu
Grafting Vegetable Crops — Principles and Practices @ Travis County East Service Center
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you interested in learning more about grafting vegetables?  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.

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

Small Acreage Horticulture Crops Series
Grafting Vegetables — Principles and Practices (web Lync seminar)
Jun
21
Sat
Composting for the Home Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pat Mokry, Master Gardener and compost specialist, will teach the methods of constructing different composting systems to turn kitchen ‘trash’ into garden treasure. You’ll be both informed and entertained by Pat’s presentation on how to use this valuable soil amendment to increase your garden’s fertility and productivity.

Jul
19
Sat
Raising and Managing Bees @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Jul 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Chris Doggett, of Williamson County Beekeepers Association, will share his knowledge and expertise in raising and managing bees. Learn how to provide a healthy and attractive environment for bees, whether you have a backyard hive, or acres of crops needing pollination. A delightful speaker with hands-on experience, Chris will gladly answer your questions and concerns to take the mystery out of beekeeping.