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Garden field day offers hands-on help

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Tai Moses

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Travis County Master Gardeners are teaming up to present a free garden fair just in time for the fall planting season. The public is invited to come and learn about how to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit; composting techniques; water conservation, drip irrigation and rainwater harvesting; and get info about Texas Superstar plants and integrated pest management. The event also features tool sharpening and garden art. An insect identification scavenger hunt will keep the kids occupied while grownups shop for fall veggie starts and ask Travis County Master Gardeners all of their garden questions. Free workshops on tree planting, making a bee house and compost bin, and grow box construction round out the day. Find the full schedule of events and sign up in advance for workshops here. Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., rain or shine, Travis County AgriLife Extension Service, 1600 Smith Road.

Photo: Travis County Master Gardeners prepare the demonstration garden for the Field Day.

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