Thursday, July 30, 2015

August Seminars - Next Week!

Thursday, August 6
Backyard Chickens

10 a.m. to noon
AgriLife Extension Service Office
1600-B Smith Road, Austin

Are you ready for the fun and rewarding experience of keeping your own backyard chickens? Learn about the various breeds, caring for chicks, ideas to beat boredom, diets for delicious eggs and keeping the coop clean.

Master Gardener Ally Stresing will help you get started with this informative talk on raising the home flock. Ally is an accomplished vegetable gardener who decided that no backyard garden is complete without chickens.

Cost: $15, No cash accepted-checks & credit cards only.
Register:  (Space still available!)
Register by Phone: 979-845-2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9610 or  

Saturday, August 8
Photography in the Garden

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin

Learn how to take plant pictures with impact –namely composition and lighting. This seminar will begin with an overview of cameras (film & digital), lenses and composition. Course prerequisites: study the owner’s manual on your camera.

Sam is a long time photographer and Master Gardener specializing in presentations on Beneficial Insects and Plant Photography. In 2009, he was selected as “Photographer of the Year” in the Travis County Master Gardener photo contest.

Seminar is free
Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over),
$3 for non-Austin Residents. cash or check accepted.

For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600