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
10
Sat
Growing Fruit in Your Home Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Jan 10 @ 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.

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.