Wednesday, December 12, 2012

How to make the most of seeds for your garden

The Wonderful World of Seeds
Thursday, January 17, 2013, 9am-1pm
Travis County AgriLife Extension Office
1600 B Smith Rd., Austin TX  78721

Let Master Gardener propagation specialists teach you how to start, grow and save flower, herb and vegetable seeds.  You’ll learn from presentation, examples and hands-on participation in the class room and in the demonstration garden, along with handouts and additional resource lists.  Seminar fee is $20 and you must register at with keyword: Seeds, phone 979-845-2604.  It is presented by the Travis County Master Gardeners, a volunteer arm of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County.  

Monday, December 3, 2012

Ground to Ground Happy Hour Meet n' Greet & Class

In partnership, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension - Travis County and Compost Coalition launched Ground to Ground, Austin’s first city-wide coffee composting program.   

Ground to Ground diverts spent grounds from landfills and puts them back into work in our yards, farms, and gardens. Coffee grounds are a great soil amendment (rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, & micronutrients), slightly acidic (good in Austin’s alkaline soils), and help your soil to retain moisture.  So, you may wonder, how can I get buckets of free grounds to prepare for spring planting….?   We are thrilled to announce that Ground to Ground is ready to expand into your neighborhood! 

If interested in learning more about Ground to Ground, join us at the:

Ground to Ground, Keep Austin Fed, & Compost Coalition Happy Hour Meet n’ Greet
Mandola’s Italian Market in the Triangle (4700 West Guadalupe Street #12  Austin, TX 78751)
Wednesday December 12th:
5:00-7:00 Meet N’ Greet
7:00-7:30 Ground to Ground Start Up Class*

Join us any time during the Meet n’ Greet (and remember, there will be a farmers market just steps away).  For those interested in recruiting and supporting a neighborhood coffee shop in the Ground to Ground program, a "Start Up Class" will follow from 7:00-7:30.*  In this class, we will give you all the information and materials necessary to jump right into the program.  Sign up for class using the link above.

Please feel free to contact Lindsay Razzaz (; 512-854-9616) with any questions.  Also, let Lindsay know if you are interested in Ground to Ground, but cannot make this event.

*Master Gardeners are very welcome to attend the Meet n' Greet from 5:00-7:00.  However, we will offer separate MG Ground to Ground classes at multiple times in January and February - stay tuned!

Hope to see you there!