Our Favorite Gardening Resources for Austin and Travis County

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We’ve assembled a list of our favorite gardening resources for Austin and Travis County. You’ll find information on:

Other sites include the AgriLife Bookstore, the Grow Green program at the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department, and links to recorded Webinars or Facebook Live videos You are also welcome to contact us at the Travis County AgriLife Extension office.

Webinar Recordings

2024 Webinars

2022 Webinars

2021 Webinars

Even More Videos

General Gardening

Insects and Integrated Pest Management

General Entomology

Bug and Insect ID

Native Bee Habitats and Beekeeping

Butterfly Gardening

Backyard Livestock



Composting and Soils


Earth-Kind Landscaping

Firewise Landscaping

Native Plants

Texas Tough Plants, Lawns, and Tree Care

Texas Tough Plants

Plant Diseases

Plant Identification Help


Lawns and Turf

Tree Care

Grow Your Own Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

Edible Gardens

Fruit/Citrus Growing


Vegetable Gardening

Food Preservation

Irrigation and Rainwater Harvesting


Rainwater Harvesting

Container and Alternative Gardening Methods

Raised Garden Beds

Grow Boxes and Containers

Straw-bale Gardening

Keyhole and Other Alternative Gardens

Greenhouses and Cold Frames



Tool Care

Austin Weather Resources

Austin’s weather is a challenge for most gardeners. Here are some online resources to help explain and track local conditions.

AgriLife Extension’s Online Bookstore

The online bookstore has even MORE gardening resources, Get Growing with educational information and resources related to our many areas of expertise and programming; from agriculture, horticulture, and natural resources to nutrition, wellness for families and youth, and much more.

Grow Green

Learn sustainable landscaping practices through the Grow Green program. It addresses water quality and conservation, recycling, encourages using the right plant in the right place and the least impact-related way to address pest issues. There are several FAQ sheets and a searchable plant database just to mention a few of the gardening resources. It is a partnership between the Austin Watershed Protection Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.

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