North Texas Municipal Water District wins ‘Blue Legacy’ award

Award based on adoption of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Water My Yard program Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu DALLAS – The North Texas Municipal Water District has won the Water Conservation Advisory Council’s “Blue Legacy” award for the Water My Yard program. According to the advisory council’s announcement of this year’s winners: “The Council celebrates […]

Rain Barrel Workshop slated for April 4 at Eco Centro in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will hold the “Rain Barrel Workshop” from 9 a.m.-noon April 4 at the William R. Sinkin Eco Centro, 1802 N. Main Ave. near San Antonio College. The program will be presented by experts from AgriLife Extension and the Bexar County Master Gardener program. “A rain barrel […]

Earth-Kind landscape school will be April 10-12 in Dallas

Attendees will learn landscape design, plant selection, planting and management skills DALLAS — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its Earth-Kind Landscape Design and Management School April 10-12 in Building E of the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Road in Dallas, said program coordinators. Program times will be from 6-9:30 […]

Texas A&M AgriLife rainwater harvesting course opens to public

Contact: Karen Sanders, 972-952-9671, Karen.sanders@tamu.edu DALLAS — Individuals and industry professionals are invited to attend Rainwater University 2015, scheduled for April 7-9 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas, 17360 Coit Road. Rainwater University is an instructional series on the latest techniques and industry standards for effective collection, storage and use […]

East Austin Garden Fair on April 11 to show ‘A Passion for Plants’

AUSTIN — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Travis County Master Gardeners and the Austin Parks and Recreation Department will present the annual East Austin Garden Fair from   9 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 11 at the Parque Zaragoza Recreation Center, 2608 Gonzales St. in Austin. The event, which has the theme “A Passion for Plants,” […]

Strawberry field day/tomato grafting workshop set March 21 at Overton

Participants will learn how to graft heirloom tomatoes to hybrid rootstock Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu OVERTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Kilgore College will host a strawberry field day and a tomato grafting workshop March 21 at the Kilgore College Demonstration Farm, 2211 Texas Highway 135, about 2 miles northeast of […]

Second installment of East Texas Garden Lecture Series set March 14

Kordes roses and American sustainability rose trials on the program Writer: Robert Burns, 903-834-6191, rd-burns@tamu.edu TYLER – The second of six seminars in the East Texas Garden Lecture Series will be held March 14 at Chamblee’s Rose Nursery, 10926 U.S. Highway 69 N., Tyler. “Come to this morning program to learn about the newest, easy-care […]

AgriLife Extension to present native plant landscaping program March 12 in Austin

AUSTIN — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service for Travis County will be presenting another of its drought series programs from 10 a.m. to noon March 12 at its offices at 1600-B Smith Road in Austin. “Even though it’s still cold outside, now is a good time to learn about ways to help landscapes and […]

AgriLife Extension sets Pecos County Spring Garden Workshop for March 26

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: David Disselhorst, 432-336-2541, David.Disselhorst@ag.tamu.edu     FORT STOCKTON – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Pecos County Spring Garden Workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. March 26 in the Small Community Hall, 201 S. Rooney St. in Fort Stockton. “March is certainly coming in like a lion […]

Far West Texas Tri-Community Horticulture Program slated for March 3

AgriLife Extension fete set in Marfa’s Hotel Paisano Ballroom Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Jesse Lea Schneider, 432-729-4746, jlschneider@ag.tamu.edu Logan Boswell, 432-837-6207, l-boswell@tamu.edu MARFA– The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Tri-Community Horticulture Program from 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. March 3 in the Hotel Paisano Ballroom, 207 N. Highland St. in Marfa. […]