Friday, April 12, 2013

2013 East Austin Garden Fair

This will be an extraordinary event with an emphasis on interactive learning and low cost do-it-yourself and demonstration activities.  We have expanded our favorite booths from last year, and added many new gardening booths and activities.  New features include a raised-bed veggie garden planting demo, make your own rain barrel demo, make your own container garden, butterfly gardening, firewise landscaping, a City of Austin composting class (free kitchen collection container and 75% reimbursement for compost units), along with much more.  We've also added a focus on nutrition (including cooking and grilling demonstrations, healthy snacks and produce tastings, SNAP registration counseling, a farmers market booth, etc.).  There will be tons of activities for kids, and freebies include: seedlings, container gardens, raffled rain barrels, kitchen compost bins, food and produce tastings, hula hoopercise, and free classes on a range of subjects. Sound great?  Here's the information you need to know to join the fun:
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2013 9:30AM- 1:30PM
WHERE: Zaragoza Park & Rec Center- 2608 Gonzales Street Austin, TX
COST: Free!
Of course I will be there answering questions about insects, so bring any samples that you need to have identified.

No comments: