Tag Archives: Austin

Backyard Bug Hunt Webinars: Termite Inspection and Management

Join us for this week’s Backyard Bug Hunt Webinar on Termite Inspection and Management Wizzie Brown, Travis County Extension Program Specialist – Integrated Pest Management, will share how to inspect and manage termites. Meeting Information Date: Friday, April 23rd, 2021 Time: 10 AM Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUudu2hrDMpH9BwqrnI0r-tbgqkhVI3ZZow After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The webinar is free, you will not be asked for any payment information. Additional Resources Integrated Pest Management Texas Speaks Survey

Travis County Master Gardener Plant Clinic at Austin Home and Garden Show

The Travis County Master Gardeners Plant Clinic and Information Booth will be at the Austin Home and Garden Show. You can find them at booth 1526 next to the Tiny Home Village. They will be providing expert gardening advice for Austin residents and will have their award-winning Garden Guide for Austin and Vicinity available for purchase. You can also learn how to construct a Grow Box, which is ideal for small gardening spaces. Show hours are as follows: Friday, January 10 – 12pm – 7pm Saturday, January 11… Read More →

Let’s Talk about Breastfeeding

By Doris Vallejo-Aguilar, UT-Austin Spring Intern There is no doubt that breastfeeding is a healthy practice for mothers and babies. The problem is not all mothers know the benefits of breastfeeding. Mothers may also have questions about breastfeeding. Some of these questions may include, are there foods I should avoid eating while pregnant? How often should I breast feed? How will I know whether my baby is getting enough milk? When should I introduce the bottle if I decide to stop breastfeeding or alternate between breast milk and… Read More →

Stay Physically Active with Your Family Year-Round!

By: Doris Vallejo-Aguilar, UT Intern, Spring 2017 Do you find it hard to be active with your family? The key to an active family is finding fun and exciting things to do! Combining a healthy diet and physical activity is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. To be healthy, you can be physically active with your family! There are activities you and your family can do every season no matter the weather outside. Image source: Flicker (Va. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation, CC-BY-NC-SA 2.0) When you find yourself… Read More →

Check Out Your Neighborhood Center!

By: Doris Vallejo-Aguilar, UT Intern, Spring 2017 Did you know there are places in your neighborhood where you can get food and clothes? These places can also give your children a place to be safe and play. If you need help finding employment community centers are there to help! We can see that community centers provide a wide range of services. The services that community centers offer might depend on where they are located. For example, some community centers have pools and gymnasiums. Other community centers offer basic… Read More →

The Uncertainty of Summer Months

By: Doris Vallejo-Aguilar, UT Intern, Spring 2017 When summer comes around, kids are excited to spend their days outdoors and in the pool. Still, some families have to worry about where their children’s meals will come from now that school is out. Why? Sometimes, the only meals kids can depend on are breakfast and lunch served in school. When families have this concern on their shoulders, summers are not so fun. There are programs, however, that provide food to children who are solely dependent on school meals. Image… Read More →

Do You Know Where to Find Your Next Meal?

By Doris Vallejo-Aguilar, UT Intern, Spring 2017 Most of us assume that food is just around the corner at our closest grocery store. Food security is something we can easily take for granted. We have access to food and it is available to us at all times. It helps us keep a healthy life too. There are people who do not know where their next meal will come from. Food insecurity happens when people do not have food available or access to food. We need to look at… Read More →

Make Healthy Shifts in Food Choices

Author: Danielle Hammond-Krueger, MPH, RD Celebrate March by “Putting Your Best Fork Forward”, as the theme for National Nutrition Month®.  “According to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, we should shift to healthier food and beverage choices. Making changes to eating patterns can take time.  Every food choice is an opportunity to move toward a healthy eating pattern, no matter how small the shifts, “said Danielle Krueger a Registered Dietitian with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  “Put your best… Read More →