Friday, December 30, 2016

2017 Grow Green Landscape Professional Training

Landscape Professionals -
Registration is now open for the 2017 Grow Green Landscape Professional Training Series from the City of Austin.  This training gives professionals the opportunity to learn about earth-wise landscaping and management practices from experts. 

Classes will be held on five Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from January 20th through March 17th.

Registration & payment deadline is January 16, 2017. The classes are $20 per day or $75 for the series**.  Many of the talks will qualify for professional CEU’s.

Visit to register.  For questions contact Denise Delaney at or call  (512) 974-2581.

January 20 - Plants & Trees, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
February 3 - Edibles & Wildlife, Fiesta Gardens
February 17 - Rainscape Workshop, One Texas Center
March 3 - Maintenance & Treating Pests, Dougherty Arts Center
March 17 - Firewise Landscaping & Wildflower Center Tours, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

New attendees who would like to be listed on the Grow Green website will be required to attend all 5 days, but you can register for individual days. Returning attendees are required to attend at least one day of training each year to stay posted.

Attendees will receive a different giveaway each day, including a reusable travel mug, a garden kneeling pad, and a flash drive. Attendees who become Grow Green Landscape Professionals will also get a high quality folio or tablet case and 2 car magnets!
**Please note when you register on EventBrite there is a column before the quantity box that says the class is free. The classes are $20 per day or $75 for the series.  We cannot remove the word FREE from the EventBrite site.

Questions - Contact: Denise Delaney at, (512) 974-2581


Monday, December 5, 2016

Aquaponics 101 program - New Braunfels

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Comal County will hold an Aquaponics 101 program in New Braunfels in December. 

The program will be held in two parts at the AgriLife Extension office, located at 325 Resource Drive, New Braunfels.

$15 registration fee, which covers both parts of the program, is payable by cash or personal check at the door.

Part 1: Aquaponics terminology, system design, economics and marketing

Dec 14, 6-9 pm and repeated Dec 15, 9 am -noon

Part 2: Hands-on demonstration of how to build a simple system
Jan 10, 9 am - noon

The presenter is Peter Woods, AgriLife Extension program fisheries specialist, Corpus Christi.

This workshop is intended to provide information to people interested in growing fish and vegetables or other plants together in a closed system.  This is a good opportunity for participants to get hands-on experience with the construction and maintenance of an aquaponics system, along with getting information on the components needed to ensure successful system operation and production.  The program will address many practical aspects of aquaponics, including what type of fish to use, and how to measure pH, nutrient concentration, nitrate levels and more.

The first part of the program will be presented from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 14, then repeated from 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 15. This part will address aquaponics terminology, system design, economics and marketing.

The second part of the program from 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 10 will be a hands-on demonstration of how to build a simple system.

To RSVP, contact Janet Sweet at 830-620-3440 or