Volunteer Opportunities in Austin   Clean Sweep at Fiesta Gardens – Keep Austin Beautiful   This is the biggest city-wide service day of the year. Join with the crowds to clean up your own neighborhood, the local creek, or your favorite school. There are possibilities for service all over Austin and event planners expect more [...]

  Improve Your Landscape and Family Garden   Plan Your Spring Garden – Get Growing series   Will strawberries grow in a Central Texas garden? Can you plant onions next to tomatoes? How can you discourage pests without harming your growing food? Get the answers to these questions and others at this Get Growing class [...]

  Gardening, Landscaping, and Conservation Education   All About Roses– Zilker Botanical Garden   If you’ve always wanted to add roses to your landscaping, but have worried about their care, you’ll want to attend this class. Master Gardener, Cher Groody, has 30 years of experience and she’s ready to share her insights with you. Learn [...]

  Winter Gardening and Landscaping Classes   Organic Vegetable Gardening 101 - Free Class at The Natural Gardener   Texas A&M graduate and local horticultural enthusiast Rosina Newton presents a free hour-long course introducing gardeners to Texas planting. Whether you are a complete beginner or just a newbie to the unique challenges of gardening in [...]

  Free Trees for Austin Energy Customers - Sunset Valley Farmer's Market   TreeFolks and Austin Energy host a huge tree giveaway for qualifying energy customers with some room to grow. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to help choose the best species for your property, and offer advice on proper planting and care. [...]

With fall in full swing, it's the perfect time for Central Texans to think about autumn harvests, seed saving, and the great re-greening of our urban areas. Whether you're looking for rugged hikes, cozy local-harvest potlucks, stewardship opportunities, or some of the biggest native sapling giveaways in the nation, there's something for everyone this autumn [...]

  Native Plant Sales and Conservation Celebrations   Year of the Salamander - Beverly Sheffield Education Center at Barton Springs   In an ongoing effort to raise awareness about the importance of local water conservancy for preserving indigenous wildlife, the Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation have named 2014 the "Year of the Salamander.” As [...]

  Conservation Courses and Workshops   Raised Bed Gardening- Riverside Nature Center   At the forefront of the organic farming movement in Texas since the 90s, Richard Sechrist offers a helpful presentation introducing folks to the water-saving practice of raised bed gardening--just in time for Central Texas' second growing season. Learn how to home grow [...]

As the summer season reaches its peak, our local conservation efforts are more vital than ever--and as always there is a lot green going on in central Texas and the Austin area. Whether you're looking for some sun-kissed August opportunities for open-air conservation courses and volunteer stewardship, helpful expert advice for hill country homeowners and [...]

    Nature Nights: Wondrous Water - Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center   Throughout the summer Austin area community partners and the Capital Area Master Naturalists will be hosting family-friendly Nature Nights on Thursday evenings. Have fun while learning about the unique ecology of the Texas Hill Country through interactive presentations, expert-led nature hikes, and [...]