Urban Gardening

By Tom Harris, Ph.D.
The Hill Country Gardener

Malcolm Beck is a San Antonio organic gardening guru who is known all over the country. Over the last 50+ years he has developed six basic rules for people to follow in organic gardening.

The first rule is: always use the best adapted varieties for each environment. It makes so much sense to start with plants that have been proven to do well in our environment.

By Travis W. Gannon, Ph.D., and Fred H. Yelverton, Ph.D
Weed Science Society of America

If you're taking a chemical-free approach to home weed control, you've most likely discovered it can be a real challenge. Without herbicides in your arsenal, it can be tough to keep the invaders out of your lawn and natural areas, flower beds and vegetable gardens, walks and driveways. To succeed, you need time, persistence and a multifaceted approach. Try these nine proven techniques that can help:

UT Micro Farm Workday & Farm Stand

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Wed, 07/31/2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Wed, 08/07/2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Wed, 08/14/2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Wed, 08/21/2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Wed, 08/28/2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Wed, 09/04/2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Wed, 09/11/2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Wed, 09/18/2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Wed, 09/25/2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm

Visit, volunteer, and grocery shop at the UT Micro Farm, located just east of main campus at 2204 Leona.

Farm stand will be open from 6:30-8:30 every Wednesday evening throughout the summer. Produce availability varies, but you can always expect okra, peas, peppers, eggplant, and herbs. Melons and squash coming soon!

The small vacant property has transformed over the course of the last academic year, and the progress only continues. If you'd like to volunteer, bring water, comfortable clothing, and sun protection.

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UT Micro Farm Workday

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Mon, 07/29/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fri, 08/02/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 08/05/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fri, 08/09/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 08/12/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fri, 08/16/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 08/19/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fri, 08/23/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Mon, 08/26/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Fri, 08/30/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Visit and volunteer at the UT Micro Farm, located just east of main campus at 2204 Leona.

The small vacant property has transformed over the course of the last academic year, and the progress only continues. For inquiries about group volunteer projects or about specific tasks e-mail us.

Bring water, comfortable clothing, and sun protection.

Every Monday & Friday 9:00am - noon and Wednesdays 5:30pm - 8:30 pm.

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Urban Sustainable Gardening: Fall Bed Preparation

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Sat, 07/20/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Gardeners know that they always must be looking well ahead to weather patterns and garden preparations. Everything we plant this year is laying groundwork for the following harvest and seasons. In the July class, we will go over the basics of garden site selection, soil evaluation and fertility, ways to prepare a site for planting, options for building and different soil mixes for raised beds, and the use of soil amendments. We will also cover seed starting and transplanting, as well as local planting dates. Students will actively participate in open discussion and in planting a fall bed.

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