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January 10th, 10 am - noon
Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746
Seminar is free; Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child or senior, $3 for non-Austin Residents.

January is a good time to plant trees so come learn how to grow fruit trees in your home garden. Tree talk includes peaches, plums, pears, figs and apples. Blackberries & grapes will also be discussed. This seminar will cover the basics including how to plant a tree and which fruit varieties excel in our area. Master Gardener Joe Posern, fruit specialist, has been growing fruit in Austin since 2007 and will share his experience. In partnership with the City of Austin-Office of Sustainability supporting a healthy and just local food system.

Presented by Travis Co Master Gardeners. For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600.

More about growing fruit

February 7th, 10 am - noon
Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, 78746
Seminar is free; Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child or senior, $3 for non-Austin Residents.

Incorporate user friendly roses into your new or existing garden plans! Cher Groody is a master gardener with 30 years' experience in the use of roses in a landscape. She will teach you methods for proper selection of rose varieties, site prep and maintenance like pruning, pest control and fertilization. This session is excellent for newbies and experienced gardeners and questions are encouraged.

Presented by Travis Co Master Gardeners. For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600.

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TAX RATE: TRAVIS COUNTY ADOPTED A TAX RATE THAT WILL RAISE MORE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS THAN LAST YEAR'S TAX RATE. THE TAX RATE WILL EFFECTIVELY BE RAISED BY 3.6 PERCENT AND WILL RAISE TAXES FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ON A $100,000 HOME BY APPROXIMATELY $11.00.

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