The Master Gardeners Plant Clinic will be at the Austin Zoo Home School Day. They can answer questions on the best plants for the Austin area, lawn care, fertilizers, pest management, landscaping challenges, vegetable gardens, and native plants. Look for their table at the Austin Zoo; 1008 W. Pfluger Street; Pflugerville, Texas 78660, from 9:30 am to 11 am. You can find more information about the plant swap on the library website.
In addition to sharing their experience and training, several publications are on hand for you to review or take with you. You’ll find the Native and Adapted Landscape Plants Guide along with other timely Grow Green FAQ sheets. Grow Green is a joint program with the City of Austin Watershed Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. You can also pick up a copy of the Vegetable Garden Planting Guide and recommended Vegetable Varieties for Central Texas. Several more resources are available online. Please visit Our Favorite Gardening Resources for Austin and Travis County.
The Master Gardener Plant Clinic is a traveling help desk with Travis County Master Gardeners available to answer questions on various horticultural issues. On this particular day the featured activity is called “Eat a Rainbow”. Youth participants will learn that specific colors of fruits & veggies help specific parts of the body. They will make a bracelet to help them remember to eat lots of different colors.
Master Gardeners are volunteers for the Travis County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension service. In order to become a Master Gardener, each individual receives extensive horticultural training. Master Gardeners use their training and subsequent commitment for continuing education to help Austin area residents with their gardening questions.