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Workshops about local ecology, gardening and food-growing to be presented spring 2008 at Arthouse in Austin, Texas in conjunction with the planting of Edible Estates Regional Prototype Garden #5.

Saturdays from 3:00 - 5:00pm at Arthouse / 700 Congress, Austin, TX


#1 / January 26th / YOUR YARD / public ideas for private land and full frontal gardening / with Fritz Haeg {see powerpoint lecture here}

#2 / February 2nd / YOUR DIRT / composting workshop / with George Altgelt

#3 / February 9th / YOUR PLANTS / planting and growing food in Austin and central Texas workshop / with Patty Leander, volunteer, Travis County Master Gardeners

#4 / February 16th / YOUR LABOR / workshop on caring for an edible garden of fruit, vegetable and herb plants / with Sustainable Food Center Community and Youth Gardening program

#5 / February 23rd / YOUR CHILDREN / workshop on making gardens for children, schools and students / with Martha Cason

#6 / March 1st / YOUR FOOD / cooking workshop with homegrown produce / with Sustainable Food Center's The Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Allegre program

#7 / March 8th / YOUR MARKET / marketing opportunities for backyard gardeners / with Andrew Smiley, Sustainable Food Center



Patty Leander is a native Texan who is passionate about home-grown vegetables. Her mission is to encourage and inspire potential gardeners of all ages to grow-their-own, using sound horticultural principles that will lead to success in the vegetable garden.  As an active member of the Travis County Master Gardener Association, she gives presentations on spring and fall vegetable gardening to numerous groups and organizations in and around Austin, and regularly conducts trials and taste tests in search of the best vegetable varieties to recommend for Central Texas gardeners.   She also contributes monthly articles on vegetable gardening to the Travis County Master Gardener newsletter and to Texas Gardener magazine.