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Earth-Kind® Gardening Field Day – Gardening in Extreme Conditions

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Earth-Kind® Gardening Field Day –  Gardening in Extreme Conditions Theme for October 21st Event

Earth-Kind® Gardening Field Day -  Gardening in Extreme Conditions

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Travis County Master Gardeners Fall 2023 Earth-Kind® Gardening Field Day is to be held Saturday, October 21st from 9 am to 1 pm at the Travis County AgriLife Extension office located at 1600 Smith Road, Austin, TX 78721. Parking is available along Smith Road. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held rain or shine.

Leaf Landscape Supply field day sponsor

Free Hypertufa Pot from Leaf Landscape Supply

Attendees will receive a free hypertufa pot courtesy of Leaf Landscape Supply  while supplies last. Hypertufa is relatively light compared with terracotta or traditional concrete and can withstand searing summer temperatures and harsh winters, at least down to −22 °F.

Find Plants For Gardening in Extreme Conditions

Stroll through the Earth-Kind® Demonstration Gardens as docents will be available to discuss planting and upkeep of the gardens. The Earth-Kind® approach uses native and adapted plants and water-efficient design and maintenance. The series of gardens have plants for different needs, including drought tolerance, color, full sun, and shade. There are ornamental trees, flowering shrubs, perennial flowers, Earth-Kind® roses, vines, and groundcovers. The gardens are also home to many species of beneficial insects. As many as 40 certified Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and provide advice.

Other activities focus on vermicomposting and irrigation. A supply of the popular Travis County Master Gardener publications Garden Guide for Austin and Vicinity, and From Drought to Deluge: The Resilient Central Texas Garden will also be available for purchase.

Daphne Richards, County Extension Agent – Horticulture, at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, said, “We’ve got a range of hands-on informational exhibits featuring our Master Gardener experts. I will be there and am excited to give you a tour of the Earth-Kind® Gardens at the Extension Service office located in southeast Austin.”

Additional Resources

Our Favorite Gardening Resources for Austin and Travis County

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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October 21
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Travis County Master Gardeners


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