A Passion for Plants: An East Austin Garden Fair
April 8, 2017 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center
2608 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX 78702
Rain or Shine – come enjoy this great event.
Ask the experts and get garden ideas
Lots of Kid-friendly activities, too!
Free Vegetable, herb and ornamental plants (while supplies last)
Free Garden books, magazines, seed catalogs and plastic garden buckets
Free Soil Screening for food gardeners – Bring a 2-cup soil sample in a quart zip lock bag
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Travis County Master Gardeners, and Austin Parks & Recreation present the 11th annual East Austin Garden Fair.
Free and open to the public, 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 fairgoers on a diverse variety of horticulture topics, while Community Partner Organizations provide information on closely-related services, programs and projects.
The fair features an assortment of DIY and demonstration activities, including building a rain barrel, raised bed or compost bin, and information about waterwise irrigation methods and gardening in containers and straw bales. Learn how to care for house plants as well as your garden tools! Booths on backyard chickens and beekeeping are a big hit with all ages and there will be plenty of activities for kids.
For more information, please call 512-854-9600.