Monday, August 24, 2015

Backyard Basics - Natural Pest Control

September 10, 2015
10 am to 12-noon
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
1600-B Smith Road, Austin, 78721

Come learn how to tell pests from other insects found in your backyard. We will focus on integrated pest management (IPM) to avoid many problem pests you may experience. Learn a combination of practices to prevent or avoid pest problems rather than treating them once they occur. Stabilize your landscape so that conditions are more favorable for plants than for pests.

Wizzie Brown serves as Program Specialist – IPM in the Austin metroplex encompassing Travis County and surrounding counties. Visit her blog at 

Space is limited so register on-line early to reserve your seat!

Cost: $10 thru 8/31, $15 starting 09/01 and onsite, No cash accepted-checks & credit cards only.
Register by Phone: 979-845-2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9610 or 
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Backyard Basics series.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Inside Austin Gardens Tour

October 17, 2015 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
6 private gardens,  1 public garden

The Travis County Master Gardeners Association's popular Inside Austin Gardens Tour provides a rare look inside six special private gardens and one public experimental garden that demonstrate realistic, sustainable gardening practices for Central Texas.

Tickets may be purchased via the website or at the garden sites. $19 advance purchase, $20 at the gardens.   Complete information and tickets at

Access to the public garden (1600-B Smith Road, 78721) is free and Master Gardeners will gladly show you how to create a garden utilizing soil building techniques, share guidelines on building a rainwater harvesting system, reveal efficient water delivery methods, introduce you to a wide range of adapted plants that survive and thrive plus tips for growing your own flowers, herbs and vegetables.

Tour presented by Travis County Master Gardeners Association and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County, 512-854-9600.