Workshops & Events

Nov
6
Thu
Backyard Basics: Backyard Chickens @ Travis County AgriLife Extension
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For our final course on Backyard Basics, Master Gardener and blogger Ally Stresing will share her love of backyard chickens in this informative talk on the care and maintenance of the home flock. From constructing a predator-proof coop, to choosing proper feed, to handling boredom and the pecking order, Ally will guide you through the ins and outs of caring for happy, healthy hens.

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

Jan
17
Sat
Master Gardener Seminars at the Austin Home & Garden Show @ Austin Convention Center
Jan 17 – Jan 18 all-day

Travis County Master Gardeners will be doing seminars at 17th Annual Austin Home & Garden Show Garden Stage.
For complete details, go to http://www.austinhomeandgardenshow.com

Saturday 1/17/15

11:00 am Roses and Rose Care; Holly Plotner

12:00 pm Drought Resistant Plants; Cheryl Harrison

1:00 pm Rainwater Harvesting; Ed Parken

2:00 pm Lawn Care in Times of Drought; Sheryl Williams


Sunday 1/18/15

1:00 pm Home Fruit Production; Joe Posern

2:00 Backyard Greenhouses; Pat Mokry & Susan Jung

Jan
31
Sat
Growing Fruit in Your Home Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

January is a good time to plant trees.  Want to learn how to grow fruit such as peaches, plums, blackberries, grapes, pears, figs and apples in your own yard?  This seminar will cover the basics including how to plant a tree and which fruit varieties excel in our area.   Master Gardener Joe Posern, fruit specialist, has been growing fruit in Austin since 2007 and will share his experience.

In partnership with the City of Austin-Office of Sustainability supporting a healthy and just local food system.  Presented by Travis Co Master Gardeners.
For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600.

 

Feb
7
Sat
All About Roses @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Incorporate user friendly roses into your new or existing garden plans! Cher Groody is a master gardener with 30 years experience in the use of roses in a landscape. She will teach you methods for proper selection of rose varieties, site prep and maintenance like pruning, pest control and fertilization.   This session is excellent for newbies and experienced gardeners and questions are encouraged.

Presented by Travis Co Master Gardeners.  For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600.

Feb
12
Thu
Dealing with Drought – Landscaping Basics @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Learn basic landscape principals and become familiar with the native and adapted plants to incorporate into your garden. Carolyn Williams has been a Master Gardener for over 14 years and a gardener in Central Texas for over 40 years. She hold both Basic and Advanced Landscape Design Certification from ACC. She will share her experience of working with good Texas tough plants to use in your designs.

Registration: $10 through 2/08, $15 starting 2/09 and onsite
https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Dealing with Drought series.
For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600.

Mar
12
Thu
Dealing with Drought-Using Native Plants in the Landscape @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Mar 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Native Texas plants 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.

Registration: $10 through 3/08, $15 starting 3/09 and onsite
https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Dealing with Drought series.
For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600.

Apr
9
Thu
Dealing with Drought-Tree Care @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
Apr 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 droughts. 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.

Registration: $10 through 4/05, $15 starting 4/06 and onsite
https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Dealing with Drought series.
For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600.

 

May
14
Thu
Dealing with Drought – Alternative Methods of Gardening @ Travis Co AgriLife Extension Service Office
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

If you have limited garden space or time 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’ gardening techniques, Master Gardener Marian Stasney will describe the ancient practices of both keyhole gardening and hugelkultur.

Registration: $10 through 5/10, $15 starting 5/11 and onsite
https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Dealing with Drought series.
For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600.