Monday, March 3, 2014

Two great seminars this week!

Rainwater Harvesting
Thursday, March 6, 2014, 10am - noon
Travis County East Service Center, 6011 Blue Bluff, 78724
Just in time for glorious spring showers, Master Gardener Ed Parken will give a presentation on rainwater harvesting, as we continue our series on Dealing with Drought Conditions. Don't let valuable rain water just wash down the gutter, when it could be watering your garden and landscaping. Learn the basics of rainwater harvesting and how to construct a system suited for your situation.
Part of the Texas AgriLife Extension Water Conservation Series
Register at or by phone $15. 
Heirloom Plants in the Spring Garden
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10am - noon
Zilker Botanical Garden
Author of several gardening books and founding editor and publisher of Homegrown: Good Sense Organic Gardening, Judy Barrett will discuss the merits of heirloom plants in the spring garden. Find out what makes a plant an heirloom, the pros and cons of using heirloom plants, and which of these plants do well here in central Texas.
This seminar is free; Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child or senior. The seminar is presented by the Travis County Master Gardener volunteers with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. For information, call (512) 477-8672.

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