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Brooke Elementary Sustainable Gardening Symposium

October 21, 2017


Brooke Elementary and Travis County Master Gardeners have collaborated to create a day long gardening symposium. This event is open to the public. Please see below for registration information.

Please join us for the Brooke Elementary Sustainable Gardening Symposium. Registration is open to parents, teachers, and interested community members that want to learn more about gardening. Registration is $25 for the day (lunch included).

Speaker topics include:

  • Grow Your Own Veggies
  • Backyard Chickens
  • Preserve the Harvest/Vegetable Fermenting
  • Backyard Bees
  • Companion Planting

Information Booths (available in the gym) include:

  • Composing/Vermiculture
  •  Rainwater Harvesting
  • Beneficial Insects
  •  Butterfly Gardening
  • Tree Care
  • Ground to Ground
  • Junior Master Gardener Program

Cost $25 per person (includes lunch)-Sessions will be held in the cafeteria/Information Booths will be in the Gymnasium
CPE Credits will be offered to teachers from AISD Science Department/CE Credits will be offered to MGs that attend


  • 8:30-9:00 Registration
  • 9:00-9:15 Introduction to Brooke Green Program
  • 9:20-10:15 Grow Your Own Veggies
  • 10:20-11:15 Backyard Chickens
  • 11:20-12:20 Lunch (School Garden Panel Discussion w/ AISD Outdoor Learning Specialist)
    -Attendees can take a tour of the campus gardens
    -Attendees can visit information booths in the gymnasium
  • 12:25-1:20 Preserving the Harvest/Vegetable Fermenting
  • 1:25-2:20 Backyard Bees
  • 2:25-3:20 Companion Planting
  • 3:25-4:00 Final Remarks and Survey

Information Booths available in the gymnasium between 10:30-2:30pm
Current Booths:
Rainwater Harvesting
Beneficial Insects vs Harmful Insects (IPM)
Butterfly Gardening
Tree Care
Junior Master Gardener Program
Ground to Ground Program

Register online at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/productListingDetails/2393
Register by phone: 979-845-2604






October 21, 2017
Event Category:


Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service


Brooke Elementary School
3100 E 4th St
Austin, TX 78702 United States
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