Wednesday, April 8, 2015

East Austin Garden Fair - Saturday 4/11

Rain or Shine - come enjoy this great event.  Meet us under the big oak trees or inside the Recreation Center (if raining).

April 11, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center
2608 Gonzales Street, Austin, TX 78702

Visit Capital Metro for bus routes:
(#4 Montopolis, #17 Cesar Chavez or #300 Govalle)

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Travis County Master Gardeners, and Austin Parks & Recreation present the ninth annual East Austin Garden Fair.

Free and open to the public, this fun, hands-on fair involves community members in creative, low-cost ways to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit to improve the family diet as well as information about Earth-Kind landscaping.

Get expert advice from Master Gardeners on all aspects of gardening and composting, as well as backyard chickens and beekeeping. The fair will feature an assortment of DIY and demonstration activities, including garden planning, kids’ activities and container garden building.

New information this year will address raising backyard rabbits, alternate methods of gardening, building a backyard greenhouse or hoop house, house plants and terrariums, and garden tools and techniques.

Long-standing partners and participants include the Sustainable Food Center, Capital Area Food Bank, Festival Beach Food Forest, Green Corn Project, Home Depot Kid’s Workshop, Texas 4-H, AmeriCorps, AgriLife Extension Master Wellness Volunteers and Prairie View A&M University.

FREE vegetable, herb and ornamental plants offered to participants while supplies last.

For more information, please call 512-854-9600

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