Next Guest Speaker:
Guest Speaker: Doug Martin from Central Texas Cherokee Township
Date & Time: Monday, March 11, 2024 @ 6 - 9 p.m. CST (Doors at 6, talk at 7)
Location: Zilker Botanical Garden & Streaming via Zoom or YouTube
Cost: Free and Open to Public (Membership Encouraged)
In this talk we will discuss what constitutes “Three sisters agriculture;” the benefits and drawbacks of attempting this method in Central Texas; and the importance of these plants to Native communities. We will share information and updates about our current and future garden projects and events. The talk will include some traditional stories and Cherokee language names for plants and traditional foods. We will also go over the traditional process of nixtamlization, so participants who do decide to grow corn can get the most nutrition out of their harvest.
Doors at 6, talk starts at 7! Don't forget to bring seeds and plants to swap afterwards. If you can't make it in person we will also be streaming the event via YouTube and zoom.
Instructors: Angel Schatz
Date: Postponed to Saturday, March 9, 2024 (ZBG Member Day)
Time: 9:15-11 a.m.
Location: Zilker Botanical Garden in the Oak Grove
Cost: Donations accepted for supplies. Register here and purchase General Admission tickets to ZBG. If you are a ZBG member this date is free.
What to Bring: Folding Chair or Blanket, Cordless power drill (if you have one), Bring your own bucket. 5 gallon containers: planter pot, bucket, laundry basket, milk crate, or crate for vegetables, wire mesh container like a bird house, strawberry pot. Don't buy anything new. Let's recycle. Any container with holes in it will work including a cardboard box.
Learn how to grow mushrooms, build healthy soil, feed the soil, your plants and you with nutritious vitamin D filled mushrooms! You will also be helping divert organic matter from the waste stream! Mother earth will love you.
Download the 'Planting Guide' and 'Vegetable Varieties' for Travis County to get started planning your vegetable garden. The chart plots best planting and cultivation times for seeds and transplants in Central Texas.
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