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Earth-Kind Gardening Field Day 2023

March 25, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


container gardening 101 is the theme for the Spring 2023 Earth-Kind Field Day

Ready for Container Gardening 101?

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Travis County Master Gardeners invite you to visit the Earth-Kind Gardening Field Day 2023 for ideas, advice, and workshops focusing on Austin gardening.

Free and open to the public, rain or shine

The spring 2023 theme is Container Gardening 101 – for indoor and outdoor gardening. The first 100 attendees will receive a free 5.5″ eco-container and saucer courtesy of Gardenio – a new kind of garden club app for food growers – to start their growing journeys.

The Earth-Kind Gardening Field Day features an assortment of activities

You’ll learn about houseplant care, creating attractive container gardens, composting, grow boxes, rainwater harvesting, vegetable gardening, Texas Superstar plants, and Integrated Pest Management. There is a leaf crown activity and insect scavenger hunt for kids. Bring a garden tool and we’ll teach you how to sharpen it. Travis County Master Gardeners are on hand to answer questions and identify plants in the garden. A limited supply of Earth-Kind roses and the popular Travis County Master Gardener publications Garden Guide for Austin and Vicinity, and From Drought to Deluge: The Resilient Central Texas Garden will be available for purchase.

Workshop Schedule

Time Workshop Description
9:00 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.
10:00 AM Houseplant University Master Gardeners Dez Lindsley and Laura Holland will share tips on plant selection, watering, and light to help increase success with houseplants. A demonstration on repotting and dividing is included. You’ll also learn how to manage pests – including soil gnats!. The workshop will be indoors, please feel free to wear face masks.
11:00 AM The 6D’s of Container Gardening Watch a demonstration on planting a container garden for your outdoor living spaces.  Advice on types of soil, pot size, drainage, and light will be shared.
11:00 AM Educational Greenhouse Dedication Ceremony Join us in thanking Kim and Andrew Cook from EXACO for donating the greenhouse and Dan Wittliff for leading the foundation installation team.

Be sure to meet your Travis County AgriLife Extension Agents

Daphne Richards County Extension Agent – Horticulture and Wizzie Brown Extension Program Specialist- IPM are both on hand at the field day. Wizzie will be displaying her bug collection.

For more information, please call 512.710.7098

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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March 25, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Travis County Master Gardeners
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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office – Travis County
1600-B Smith Rd.
Austin, 78721 United States
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