The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a three-week Lawn and Garden 101 series starting March 7 in Georgetown.
The courses will be held from 6-8 p.m. every Thursday through March 21 in Room 226 of the AgriLife Extension office in Williamson County, 100 Wilco Way. Cost for the full series is $40, or it is $15 for each class. To register, visit https://tx.ag/LawnGarden101.
Persons can register for the full series or can take a single class, said Kate Whitney-Hajda, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent for Williamson County.
Courses for both new, seasoned gardeners
Each course will be geared toward both long-time gardeners as well as those who are new to lawn and garden care in Central Texas.
Taught by local Master Gardeners and Hajda, participants will learn some of the unique challenges present in vegetable gardening in Central Texas and what practices people can take to grow a healthy and productive garden at their homes.
The courses will also teach participants about Earth-Kind gardening practices and how to use a combination of the best traditional and organic principles to maximize garden enjoyment while preserving and protecting the environment. The course will also cover the practical, real-world steps to conserve water in landscapes, including low-volume irrigation and rainwater harvesting.
Dates and topics
The series will cover the following topics:
- March 7: Vegetable Gardening in Central Texas.
- March 14: Creating an Earth-Kind Yard.
- March 21: Practical Water Conservation in Lawns and Gardens
For more information, contact Whitney-Hajda at 512-943-3300.
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Author: Rob Williams