Meetings and Programs for 2011-2012
Sep 13, 2011: First meeting of the year. Meeting was canceled due to Bastrop Complex Fires.
Oct 11, 2011: Drought Recovery for Trees and Turf, Jerry Naiser
Nov 8, 2011: “Organic Gardening Today.” John Dromgoole, Program on about growing your own food and how it can help us all in tough economic times. This program may be partially adapted to deal with drought response. John is the owner of The Natural Gardener, Austin's organic garden center, and Lady Bug Natural Brand. His award-winning nursery is a three-time winner of Today's Garden Center's "Revolutionary 100 Garden Centers," ten-time winner of Austin Chronicle's"Best of Austin," and has been featured in many national gardening magazines. In 2008, The Natural Gardener was honored with the national award of "Innovative Garden Center of the Year" by Garden Center Magazine. For 27 years, John has hosted America's longest continuously running organic gardening radio talk show on 590 KLBJ. On television, John once hosted the first national organic gardening series on PBS, "The New Garden." Currently he appears on "Central Texas Gardener" (over 10 years) and the "Weekend Gardener" (19 years). He has won state, local, and regional awards for his work in promoting organic gardening and farming,including "Texas Legendary Promoter of Organics." John's main focus is to bring new and old gardeners on board with the organic technique, teaching them how easy, beneficial and beautiful it is to be an organic gardener.
Dec 13 2011: Pot Luck supper
Jan 10, 2012 "Disappearing and Other Water Features in the Garden", Richard Schafer
Feb 14, 2012: "Good Bugs/bad bugs" Jerry Posern, Dr. Posern calls himself a "mostly retired Veterinarian of 36 years." He was a Harris County Master Gardener and avid vegetable gardener for 30 years in the southeast Houston area before moving to Austin in the fall of 2007. He transferred his membership to the Travis County Master Gardener Association and soon found his large backyard and ponds recruited for the 2011 Inside Austin Gardens Tour. In addition to years of experience gardening, composting, and using drip irrigation, Joe has
also completed the additional training required to become a Master Gardener Specialist in Entomology and Vegetable Gardening.
Mar 13, 2012 “Making dirt look good: compost as a natural soil amendment!” This will provide information related to mulch and compost which is especially useful in these times of drought. This program will be by Maureen "Mo" Fitzgerald of Organics by Gosh. Club members can bring samples of their existing soils and we can work together to come up with natural amendments to enhance their gardens.
Apr 10, 2012 "Container Gardening" Marcus Young
May 2012 Last meeting until September 2012