Workshops

Composting Classes ​​
​Learn from compost specialist, Conrad Chappell, on how to compost at home! Turn table scraps into healthy fertilizer for beautiful plants in your home or garden! Are you interested in growing healthy vegetables, herbs and flowers for your kitchen? Compost is the key and now you can have your own free supply at home! Conrad will walk you through the ins and outs of proper composting techniques. Take a field trip with him to the Bobcat Blend Facilities to see what composting looks like on a grand scale! This multi-day class will be held on March 19, 21, 24, 26 and 28. Register by emailing Amy Kirwin at akirwin@sanmarcostx.gov. ​​​

​Monarchs & Milkweed - April 4/ 6:00 PM (Free)

Want to do your part to help monarch butterflies? Are you concerned about the decline in bee populations? Learn how you can help these useful pollinators by creating your own monarch waystation. A key factor for a monarch waystation is having a variety of healthy milkweed. Milkweed is the host plant for monarch caterpillars, and without these monarch butterflies will not lay eggs for the next generation. Learn how to grow milkweed from seed and how to keep it sustainable for future caterpillars. You will even get a free native milkweed plant after attending our workshop!
Register here.

Vegetables & Herb Garden - April 11/ 6:00 PM (Free)

Interested in growing vegetables and herbs in Central Texas heat? Join us and learn tricks and tips to growing a healthy vegetable & herb garden. Our staff at the Discovery Center have created unique gardens that are suited for growing vegetables and herbs throughout the year. Learn the best times and ways to plant and harvest. You will also receive a free plant!   Register here.

Native vs. Invasive - April 12/ 6:00 PM (Free)

Join Invasive Specialist Hans Landel, from the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center, in a workshop to learn how invasive plants effect the local ecosystem. Learn about how they effect pollinators and other native flora and fauna. Do you own an invasive species in your garden? He can tell you some of the common invasive plants found in this region as well as which native options would make a great replacement.    Register here.

​​Tree 101​​- May 16/ 6:00 PM (Free) 

Join our city arborist, Kelly Eby, in a crash course on tree care! She will share insight on what trees provide beauty to your home for years to come! Learn how to:​ ​- Properly plant a young tree​ ​- Prune Trees for shape and safety​ ​- Pest Management​ ​- Common Tree Problems & Solutions. Registration here.

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