The building is located near the center of the St. Edward’s campus, adjacent to the bookstore. Parking is free and will be clearly marked.
“The workshop is for anyone who would benefit from information and guidance related to plant selection to conserve water, rainwater harvesting, efficient home irrigation systems, converting landscapes from lawn to ornamental plants and water quality,” said Julie Ansley, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resource agent for Travis County and program coordinator.
Because water conservation is the central topic of the program, many workshop topics will address how attendees can get a “bigger bang for their buck” from their water bill, Ansley said.
Cost is $25 for adults and $15 for youth ages 8-12, including lunch, which provides a vegetarian option. There also will be water conservation-related giveaways.
Ansley said the program also will offer many fun and educational activities and games for youth related to water conservation.
“At the event, kids can learn about area aquifers, rainwater simulation and water conservation at home and school during the program,” she said. “It’s a great opportunity for the whole family to learn more about being ‘water wise’ while having fun together.”
Attendees may register online at Enter “water” into the keyword field.
Speakers include:
Dr. Meng Meng Gu, Extension Earth Kind Specialist, College Station
Wizzie Brown, Travis County Integrated Pest Management Agent
Daphne Richards, Travis County Horticulture Agent
Jerry Naiser and Sheryl Williams, Travis County Master Gardeners
Three CEUs available for TDA pesticide license holders
Four CEUs available for Master Gardeners
Questions?  Contact Travis County Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent, Julie Ansley