****Canceled****East Austin Garden Fair
April 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
This event has been Canceled
In light of current heightened concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, and out of an abundance of caution for our volunteers and participants, the members of the Travis County Master Gardeners East Austin Garden Fair Committee and AgriLife Extension made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 East Austin Garden Fair.
The group analyzed the scenario from all angles and the bottom line was that it is our responsibility to put health and safety first – especially when it comes to our friends and neighbors. Current plans are to resume the fair according to our normal routine, in spring 2021. Please contact us at 512-854-9600 if you have questions.
Garden for Life. An East Austin Garden Fair
April 4, 2020 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center
2608 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX 78702
Rain or Shine – come enjoy this great event.
Free Plants & Seeds while supplies last.
Free Garden books, magazines, and seed catalogs.
Free 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.
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 are there to offer university-based information to fair-goers on a variety of horticulture topics, along with community partner organizations providing information on closely-related services, programs and projects.
The fair also features an assortment of DIY and demonstration activities, including composting, grow boxes, and raised-bed gardening, plus information about irrigation methods, rainwater harvesting, vegetable gardening, fruit trees, lawn care, and Texas Superstar plants. Booths on backyard chickens, rabbits, and bee houses are a big hit with all ages and there will be plenty of activities for kids. Bring a garden tool and we’ll teach you how to sharpen it. Please click here for a full list of activities.
Long-standing community partners include Green Corn Project, Home Depot Kid’s Workshop, and the city of Austin Resource Recovery, Urban Forestry, Water, and Watershed Protection departments.
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.