I know, it's still dry, dry, dry in Central Texas. It's hard to remember what a banner year for water it was in 2007 when 2008 was so very parched.
Well, I have an awesome way to send some good rain vibes out for 2009. Fellow Austin blogger Vicki Blachman and I have just started our year as Co-Chairs of Education for the Travis County Master Gardeners Association and we would love to invite all locals to attend the first seminar of 2009:
Rainwater Harvesting and Waterwise Gardening
January 10, 2009
Zilker Botanical Garden
Come enjoy a free seminar on capturing rainwater and lowering water usage in your landscape. This session will cover all the basics of building a non-potable rainwater harvesting system. In addition, learn how to design beautiful gardens designed for lower water usage. Don’t be misinformed, xeriscaping is not “zero-scaping”. Vendors representing tank and gutter companies will be available to answer specific questions. City of Austin representatives will be available to answer rainbarrel, permit and rebate questions.
This seminar is presented by the Travis County Master Gardeners Association, a volunteer arm of the Texas A&M and Travis County AgriLife Extension Service. For more details, see http://www.tcmastergardeners.org
I'll post more about future programs as they come up, including roses, spring prep, and veggie gardening. Hope to see some of you on the 10th!