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April 2017
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East Austin Garden Fair

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Zaragoza Park & Community Center, 2608 Gonzales Street
Austin, 78702
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A Passion for Plants: An East Austin Garden Fair April 8, 2017 @ 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 Lots of Kid-friendly activities, too! Free Admission Free Vegetable, herb and ornamental plants (while supplies last) Free Garden books, magazines, seed catalogs and plastic garden buckets Free Soil Screening for food gardeners  – Bring a 2-cup…

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May 2017

Inside Austin Gardens Tour

May 6

Travis County Master Gardeners Association set the date of May 6, 2017 for their next popular Inside Austin Gardens Tour (IAGT). For Gardeners. By Gardeners. is a theme that focuses on the practical beauty, variety and stamina of native and well-adapted plants in the garden. In turn, each garden demonstrates a particular set of characteristics Central Texas gardeners are likely to encounter in their own gardens. For more information – http://www.insideaustingardens.org/

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June 2017

Wild in the City: Living with Austin’s Urban Wildlife

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botancial Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX United States
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  2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, 78746 Got critters? Meredith O’Reilly will lead a discussion of common wildlife species seen in Austin’s urban landscape and offer practical tips for humans to co-exist with wildlife while protecting home and garden. Meredith is the gardening specialist for 4-H CAPITAL and a Texas Master Naturalist. Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age…

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July 2017

The 6 D’s of Container Gardening Success

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botancial Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX United States
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  2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, 78746 Whether you want winter color or summer vegetables, you can grow it in containers. The session covers the major considerations and decisions that lead to gardening success – from design and soil to irrigation and sunlight. Participants will come away with a list of recommended plants and resources suitable for Central Texas. Travis County Master Gardener Kirk Walden is a hands-on experiential gardener. Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP…

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August 2017

Wise Rainwater Control for Central Texas

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botancial Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX United States
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2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, 78746 Raingardens, Rainwater Collection, Dry Creeks and Wetlands Drought one month, floods the next.  Yes, you must be gardening in Central Texas!  Can a homeowner control excess run-off from spilling into streets, storm drains and prized succulent gardens?  What are some questions that may need to be considered before deciding to invest in any or all of the common options for water control?  Join seasoned Travis County Master Gardeners Marian Stasney and Pat Mokry for…

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September 2017

Bulbs for the Austin Area

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botancial Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX United States
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  2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, 78746 Are you tired of planting bulbs that bloom once and you never see them again?   Learn some of the reasons bulbs struggle in our climate and soil while others naturalize into generous clumps that you can share with your friends. Travis County Master Gardener Betty Dunn will discuss some reliable and newer varieties that grow well in our area. Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required. Zilker park…

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November 2017

Garden Decorating 101 – recycle, reclaim & repurpose to enhance your garden space

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zilker Botancial Garden, 2220 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX United States
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  2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, 78746 Create an outdoor sanctuary by infusing bits of your own personality into your garden. You know what calms you, what aspects of an environment make you feel safest and most peaceful. Bring out those aspects by enhancing your garden in ways that accentuate these elements.  Travis County Master Gardener Martha King will show how nature is the ultimate recycler, reusing everything it can and that creators of garden spaces can use nature as…

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