Workshops & Events

August – November 2014

Aug
7
Thu
Backyard Basics: Composting @ Travis County AgriLife Extension
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Whether you want to get ready for a fabulous fall garden, or just improve the health of your lawn and landscape, compost is an easy and inexpensive amendment, safe to use, and beneficial for the environment. Cathy Wood, Master Gardener and compost specialist, will teach the ingredients needed for quality compost, how to build an effective compost pile, and how to use its contents to increase the fertility of your soil and productivity of your garden. This first course in our series on Backyard Basics will include a tour of the compost methods used on site at the AgriLife Demonstration Garden, weather permitting.

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

Aug
16
Sat
Insect Visitors in Your Garden @ Zilker Botanical Garden
Aug 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Update your understanding of good bugs and bad, with Master Gardeners Pat Mokry and Sheryl Williams. Pat, an entomology specialist, will describe the common insect visitors to your garden, and help you determine if and how you should treat for them. Following identification of beneficial insects, Sheryl will then share a fascinating project she has constructed to attract insects into her garden for observation, pollination and just plain fun. Don’t miss these two lively, informative ladies!

Aug
21
Thu
Practical Weed Control @ Travis County East Service Center
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you interested in learning more practical weed control?  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
Practical Weed Control (web Lync seminar)
Sep
4
Thu
Backyard Basics: Vegetable Gardening @ Travis County AgriLife Extension
Sep 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

With its warm days and cooler nights, along with more stable weather patterns, Fall just may be the best season for vegetable gardening in Central Texas. In  our second course on Backyard Basics, Master Gardener and vegetable specialist Tommie Clayton will share her many years of experience in gardening, with details on planting schedules, proven varieties for our area and other helpful resources.

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

Oct
2
Thu
Backyard Basics: Integrated Pest Management @ Travis County AgriLife Extension
Oct 2 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wizzie Brown, Integrated Pest Management Specialist for AgriLife Extension Service, will discuss natural pest control in the garden and landscape, as she teaches about pests and the damage they inflict at various times of the year. Learn to encourage the good guys and discourage the bad guys in your vegetable garden in this third course on Backyard Basics.

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

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