Wednesday, February 24, 2010

progress at UA9

The garden looks awesome! It was great to see everyone come out today. One more meeting's worth of work and this garden will be done! We're thinking about adding a pathway of crushed colored glass, and some more color and shrubs- feel free to comment and add your suggestions.
We'll keep you posted on vegetable gardening opportunities for the near future....

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

meeting wednesday 5 PM

We'll be meeting tomorrow for a real meeting (as in, we'll actually be planting!) The weather is supposed to be much more pleasant and enjoyable than today's.

what: gardening committee meeting
when: Wednesday, February 24, 5-6 PM
where: UA9 courtyard, University and Dean Keeton

If our meeting changes due to the weather, we'll make sure to let you know in advance.

Hope to see you tomorrow for the first planting of the semester! This courtyard really needs it.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

landscaping job

Hi everyone,
A committee member is interested in doing small-scale landscaping projects around Austin as a side-job and is looking for help. If interested, email and I'll pass the inquiry along.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

meeting wednesday 5:15 PM

Hi everyone,

Money didn't come through on time this week- next week, definitely, we'll be planting. This week we'll be heading over to the farmer's market at the Triangle.

what: gardening committee meeting
when: Wednesday 2/17/10, 5:15 PM (note slightly later time)
where: farmer's market at the Triangle (check out )
-for those who need rides, we'll be meeting at the Barbara Jordan statue at 24th and Whitis at 5:15 PM
-for [drivers or bikers or walkers or bus riders] this means we'll probably be at the farmer's market around 5:30

If you need a ride, or are willing to give rides, please email

Also, for those of you who can't wait until Fall 2010 to start vegetable gardening, we have the opportunity to grow on land a couple miles from UT in the meantime. If you're interested let us know!

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

native plant garden

For those of you who roughed the cold and came out today, first of all : awesome, but second, I must prove to you the success of our native plant garden behind CS5 despite its current, weathered state.
These pictures were taken August 2009, after a HOT summer:

Given that these are all native plants, they may now look dry and generally dead, but most of them will come back come spring.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

meeting wednesday 5 PM

Hi everyone!
We'll be meeting tomorrow to tour several of our gardens and plan for their future expansion. We'll be planting starting next week.

what: gardening committee meeting
when: wednesday 2/10/10, 5 PM

See you there!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

gardening meeting relocating

Hi everyone,
Due to the weather, the previously mentioned meeting is being moved indoors for today. We'll be joining in on the CEC's info session representing the gardening committee. Feel free to stop by and meet us and learn about all the projects CEC is engaged in.

what: Campus Environmental Center info session
when: today, Wednesday 2/3/10, 5 PM

See you there!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

gardening meeting wednesday 5 PM

Hey yall!
At our committee meeting tomorrow we'll be cleaning up our native plant garden after the freeze and discussing plans for this semester and beyond. We'd love to have your help and input.

what: gardening committee meeting
when: Wednesday 2/3/10, 5-6 PM
where: native plant garden
behind CS5 near Waller Creek (map:
engineering area of campus

See you tomorrow!

Monday, February 1, 2010

new facebook page!

You can also keep track of our progress on our new facebook page: