Travis County – Earth-Kind® Gardening Field Day
March 25 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Travis County Master Gardeners announces their spring 2023 Earth-Kind® Gardening Field Day, to be held Saturday, March 25 from 9 am to 1 pm at the Travis County AgriLife Extension office located at 1600 Smith Road, Austin, TX 78721. Parking is available along Smith Road. The event is free and open to the public.
The spring 2023 theme is Container Gardening 101 – for indoor and outdoor gardening. The first 100 attendees will receive a free 5.5″ eco-container and saucer courtesy of Gardenio (https://www.growgardenio.com/) – a new kind of garden club app for food growers – to start their growing journeys.
Workshops will teach participants about houseplant care, growing ornamentals or vegetables in pots, and create a composting system. Other activities focus on vermicomposting, irrigation, rainwater harvesting, and entomology. A limited supply of Earth-Kind® plants and the popular Travis County Master Gardener publications Garden Guide for Austin and Vicinity, and From Drought to Deluge: The Resilient Central Texas Garden will be available for purchase. (https://www.tcmastergardeners.org/publications/)
Special guests Kim and Andrew Cook from EXACO (https://www.exaco.com/) will be on hand to cut the ribbon on the new educational greenhouse that they donated to the Travis County Master Gardeners.
Daphne Richards, County Extension Agent – Horticulture, at Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, said, “We have several informational exhibits and demonstrations featuring my best Master Gardener experts. Wizzie Brown, Extension Program Specialist- IPM will also be attending to display her bug collection.”
The schedule includes:
9:00 a.m. Compost Workshop. Learn how to turn everyday waste from your home or garden into beneficial compost.
10:00 a.m. Houseplant University. Get tips on plant selection, watering, and light to help you successfully grow indoor plants. A demonstration on repotting and dividing is included. You’ll also learn how to manage pests – including soil gnats!
11:00 a.m. The 6D’s of Container Gardening. Watch a demonstration on planting a container garden for your outdoor living spaces. Advice on types of soil, pot size, drainage, and light will be shared.
12:00 p.m. Dedication Ceremony for new educational greenhouse donated by Kim and Andrew Cook from EXACO.
For more information please visit: https://travis-tx.tamu.edu/2023/02/15/container-gardening-at-2023-earth-kind-field-day-march-25th/
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