September 28 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Rain or Shine
Travis County AgriLife Extension Service
1600 Smith Road, Austin, TX 78721
- Free Admission
- Free Workshops on Compost Bin Building, Grow Boxes, and Tree Planting
- Kid-friendly Activities
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Travis County Master Gardeners invite you to visit the Earth-Kind Demonstration Garden for ideas, advice, and DIY workshops.
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 the family diet as well as information about Earth-Kind landscaping. Travis County Master Gardeners offer university-based information to fair-goers on a diverse variety of horticulture topics
The field day features an assortment of DIY and demonstration activities, including tool sharpening, composting, grow boxes, and garden art, and information about drip irrigation methods, water conservation, rainwater harvesting, vegetable gardening, Texas Superstar plants and Integrated Pest Management. There are several activities for kids, including an insect identification scavenger hunt. Travis County Master Gardeners are on hand to answer questions and identify plants in the garden. A limited supply of Earth-Kind plants and fall vegetable starts will be available for purchase.
- 9 am. Compost Bin Construction. Click here to sign up.
- 11 am. Build a Grow Box. Click here to sign up
- 1 pm. Plant a tree with TreeFolks. Click here to sign up
- 9 am – 1 pm – Bring a gardening hand tool & learn how to clean and sharpen it (no RSVP required)
- 9 am – 1 pm – Construct a bee house (no RSVP required)
Be sure to meet your Travis County AgriLife Extension Agents: Daphne Richards County Extension Agent – Horticulture (and Augie too); Noel Troxclair County Extension Agent – Agriculture and Natural Resources; bring your bug questions to Wizzie Brown Extension Program Specialist- IPM.
For more information, please call 512-854-9600.
Note about Highway 183 construction. We suggest Airport Boulevard or 7th Street as preferred routes to the AgriLife office.
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will provide equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
The Texas A&M University System, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the County Commissioners’ Courts of Texas cooperating.
Persons with disabilities who plan to attend a meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services are required to contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County at 512-854-9600 ten working days prior to the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.