Gardening

Discover your Own Local Austin

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Sat, 04/05/2014 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Its week two of The Ultimate Scavenger Hunt for the Sustainable Egg.  Where can you find chickens and chicks, coops and feed, and garden supplies to grow food in your own backyard? What are successful zone 8 foods you can grow in the city?  Continue your hunt for the sustainable egg at one of our favorite local chicken connections, and find everything you need to grow your own local Austin. 

Sustainable Austin - Helping Things Grow in Your Own Back Yard

Date: 
Sat, 04/12/2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The hunt for sustainable food continues in week III of The Ultimate Scavenger Hunt for the Sustainable Egg. Are you ready to start growing food in your backyard?  Learn about zero waste, compost, and community gardens.

Join Heather-Nicole Hoffman of Compost Coalition, and the librarians at Windsor Park Branch.  Learn how to turn compost into food, and make Austin's zero waste goals happen, with a little help from you and your chickens.   Reduce waste and improve your soils, your food and your home. 

Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Native Garden

Date: 
Sat, 10/19/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Love watching wildlife and want to attract more to your backyard? Whether you are a novice or an experienced gardener, this three-hour wildscaping class is sure to inspire you to take your garden to the next level. Through a classroom presentation and outdoor habitat tour, Meredith O’Reilly will highlight some of the best native plants to attract birds, butterflies, and other beautiful fauna to your Central Texas garden throughout the seasons.

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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:

City of Austin Grow Green Guide

Botanical Database

Our native landscape is the inspiration for this guide to earthwise plant choices for Austin area gardens. The Grow Green plant list was created to help you select beautiful native and adapted plants which are naturally drought tolerant and resistant to pests and diseases. The less watering, fertilizing, and chemical control required in your yard, the more you contribute to the conservation and preservation of our precious water resources - our streams, lakes, and aquifers.

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FREE CLASS- BE WATER-WISE WITH HERBS

Date: 
Sat, 06/15/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

 

WATER EFFICIENTLY USING DRIP IRRIGATION

Date: 
Sat, 06/08/2013 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

 

Zilker Garden Festival

Date: 
Sat, 04/06/2013 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Annual Zilker Garden Festival is a one-stop, garden shopping destination when spring arrives in Austin and Central Texas. A family-friendly event, the garden festival offers:

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