Free Plants & Seeds, Garden books, magazines, and seed catalogs while supplies last.
Complementary Soil Screening for food gardeners – Bring a 2-cup soil sample in a quart zip lock bag.
Easy instructions for vegetable garden soil sampling at http://austintexas.gov/soilkitchen
Ask the experts and get garden ideas.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Cooperative Extension Program – Prairie View A&M University, Travis County Master Gardeners, and Austin Parks & Recreation present the 14th annual East Austin Garden Fair.
This fun, hands-on fair involves community members in creative, low-cost ways to grow vegetables, herbs, and fruit to improve the family diet. Moreover, there are over fifty Travis County Master Gardeners available to offer university-based information to fair-goers on a variety of horticulture topics, including Earth-Kind landscaping. Besides the Master Gardeners, the fair also features community partner organizations providing information on closely-related services, programs and projects such as the Green Corn Project and Home Depot Kid’s Workshop. Also participating are the city of Austin Resource Recovery, Urban Forestry, Water, and Watershed Protection departments.
During the fair an assortment of DIY and demonstration activities will be throughout. For example, this includes composting, grow boxes, and raised-bed gardening, plus information about irrigation methods, rainwater harvesting, vegetable gardening, fruit trees, lawn care, and Texas Superstar plants. In addition, booths on backyard chickens, rabbits, and bee houses are a big hit with all ages and there will be plenty of activities for kids. And be sure to bring a garden tool so we can teach you how to sharpen it. Please click here for a full list of activities.
For more information, please call 512-854-9600.
Persons with disabilities who plan to attend the fair 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.
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.