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Earth-Kind Gardening Field Day 2022

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Free

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Travis County AgriLife Extension Service
  1600 Smith Road, Austin, TX 78721
  • Free Admission
  • Free Workshops
  • Kid-friendly Activities

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Travis County Master Gardeners invite you to visit the Earth-Kind Gardening Field Day 2022 for ideas, advice, and DIY workshops.

Free and open to the public, rain or shine, this fun, hands-on fair involves community members in creative, low-cost ways to grow vegetables, herbs, and fruit to improve the family diet as well as information about Earth-Kind landscaping. Travis County Master Gardeners offer university-based information to fair-goers on a diverse variety of horticulture topics.

The Earth-Kind Gardening Field Day 2022 features an assortment of DIY and demonstration activities on composting, grow boxes, rainwater harvesting, vegetable gardening, Texas Superstar Texas Superstar Plantsplants and Integrated Pest Management. There are several activities for kids, including an insect identification scavenger hunt. Travis County Master Gardeners are on hand to answer questions and identify plants in the garden. A limited supply of Earth-Kind plants and fall vegetable starts will be available for purchase.

Workshop Schedule

Time Workshop Description
9:00 AM Raised Bed Construction Master Gardeners Julie Nelson and Kay Angermann will lead the class on constructing a raised bed.  Gardening with raised beds is an ideal solution to growing vegetables, herbs, or flowers in Central Texas’ soils. Participants for this workshop will have an raffle entry to take home the completed raised bed.
11:00 AM Successful Composting Learn how Master Gardeners utilize the on-site 3-bin wood and wire composting system. Master Gardeners Bob Kunkle and Susan Horn will demonstrate how by using every-day waste from your home or garden, you can create beneficial compost.  Bob will also address maintaining the compost structure.

 

Be sure to meet your Travis County AgriLife Extension Agents: Daphne Richards County Extension Agent – Horticulture and Wizzie Brown Extension Program Specialist- IPM.

For more information, please call 512.710.7098.

Travis County Master Gardeners

Travis County Master Gardeners getting the demonstration garden ready for the Earth-Kind Gardening Field Day.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will provide equal opportunities in programs and activities, education, and employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. 

The Texas A&M University System, the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the County Commissioners’ Courts of Texas cooperating.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend a meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services are required to contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County at 512-854-9600 ten working days prior to the meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made.

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Date:
October 22
Time:
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office – Travis County
1600-B Smith Rd.
Austin, 78721 United States
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Phone:
979-845-2604