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Learn. Teach. Grow. An East Austin Garden Fair
April 13, 2019 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center
2608 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX 78702
Rain or Shine – come enjoy this great event.
Ask the experts and get garden ideas.
Free Plants & Seeds
Free Garden books, magazines, and seed catalogs
Free Soil Screening for food gardeners – Bring a 2-cup soil sample in a quart zip lock bag.
Easy instructions for soil sampling at http://austintexas.gov/soilkitchen
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Cooperative Extension Program – Prairie View A&M University, Travis County Master Gardeners, and Austin Parks & Recreation present the 13th annual East Austin Garden Fair.
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 fairgoers on a diverse variety of horticulture topics, while community partner organizations provide information on closely-related services, programs and projects.
The fair features an assortment of DIY and demonstration activities, including tool sharpening, composting, grow boxes, and straw bale gardening, and information about waterwise irrigation methods, rainwater harvesting, vegetable gardening, fruit trees, Texas Superstar plants and food preservation. Booths on backyard chickens, rabbits, and beekeeping are a big hit with all ages and there will be plenty of activities for kids. Please click here for a full list.
Long-standing community partners and new participants include the Sustainable Food Center, Central Texas Food Bank, Green Corn Project, Home Depot Kid’s Workshop, and the city of Austin Resource Recovery, Urban Forestry, Water, and Watershed Protection departments.
For more information, please call 512-854-9600. And please feel free to print and share our promotional flyers with your friends and neighbors!
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.