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Natives in the Landscape

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

We love native plants!  From woodland spring ephemerals like Trillium and wood poppy, to the sunny summer blooms of wildflowers like coneflowers and bee balm, and all the fantastic grasses, trees and shrubs, native plants can make a beautiful, durable, and ecologically beneficial addition to the landscape. Interested in learning more about how to use native plants […]


Grow Your Garden: Summer Fruits and Veggies

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Join us as we kick off the Grow Your Garden series! Participants will learn about growing a fruits and vegetables this summer and discuss what to plant, when to plant it, and how to grow a summer edible garden.  In addition to general vegetable gardening, this workshop will also emphasize edible container gardening.  Pre-registered participants […]


Straw Bale Gardening Workshop

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Straw bale gardening is a great way to grow food on limited space without disturbing the landscape.  This is a popular gardening technique with folks who rent homes or who have limited mobility.  Join us the morning of Saturday, March 25 to learn how to start a straw bale garden at your home.  John Tullock […]


Grow Your Garden: Spring Fruits and Veggies

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

  Join us as we kick off the Grow Your Garden series! Participants will learn about growing a fruits and vegetables this spring and discuss what to plant, when to plant it, and how to grow a spring edible garden.  Pre-registered participants will take home seeds and starter plants. When: 9am – 11am Saturday, February […]


Worm Composting Workshop

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Join us from 9am-11am Saturday, January 21 for a worm composting workshop.  Participants will learn how to  transform their household kitchen scraps into a rich, fine, and nutritious soil amendment for their gardens. This class will be led by local Master Gardener and compost enthusiast Don Fike and our own Center for Urban Agriculture Manager […]


Environmental Education Forum

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Join us for this forum to earn Continuing Education Credits and enjoy concurrent sessions on gardening and environmental studies. Each track features expert speakers, hands-on activities, and teacher testimonials. Light refreshments will be provided at registration, and a delicious lunch will be catered by Austin East High School’s Culinary Arts Program.


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