East Austin Garden Fair Activities List

East Austin Garden Fair Activities

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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Cooperative Extension Program – Prairie View A&M University, Travis County Master Gardeners, and Austin Parks & Recreation present the 14th annual East Austin Garden Fair with activities for the whole family. Come join us April 4, 2020 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, 2608 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX 78702. See photos from last year’s East Austin Garden Fair activities.

Travis County Master Gardeners will be sharing expertise on the following:

  • Bee houses
  • Building Raised Beds
  • Butterflies
  • Food Preservation
  • Chickens
  • Composting
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Earth-Kind and Firewise Landscaping
  • Entomology
  • Fruit and Citrus
  • Greenhouse/Hoop House
  • Grow Boxes
  • Lawns and Turf
  • Rabbits
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Soils
  • Texas Tough Plants
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Tree Care
  • Vegetable Gardening
  • Vermiculture

Kid-friendly activities include:

  • The Pollinators
  • Color Your Burger
  • Feed the Birds
  • Build-a-Bug
  • Herb Sachets
  • Leaf crowns
  • Leaf rubbings
  • Soil Compost – Suck a Bug
  • Where Do Loofahs Come From?

AgriLife Extension is on hand with the following informational booths:

  • Groundwater
  • How to Read Nutrition Labels
  • GMOs and Food Labeling

Other organizations participating are:

  • The Austin Herb Society
  • The Green Corn Project
  • Home Depot Kid’s Workshop
  • Parque Zarazoga Recreation Center
  • TreeFolks
  • Texas Department of Transportation Environmental Affairs Division

The City of Austin Departments represented are:

  • Austin Resource Recovery Zero Waste
  • Watershed Protection
  • PARD Community Gardens Program
  • Soil Kitchen
  • Urban Forestry
  • Austin Fire Department
  • Austin Public Library Seed Bank

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