Monday, March 29, 2010

landscaping event April 10!

what: landscaping event  
when: Saturday, April 10, 9:30 AM-noon
where: south side of Andrews residence hall, map:
free breakfast!

sign up here

The plans for this project are designed by a UT landscape architecture student. We're taking an unplanted, high foot-traffic area on the south side of Andrews residence hall and turning it into a fragrant, colorful, seasonal garden with native and adapted plants (roses, rosemary, lavender, Beauty Berry, rue, oregeno, and others), limestone paved pathways, and benches to sit on. Any UT student is welcome to come help out and all supplies will be provided, as well as free breakfast.

Thanks to Keep Austin Beautiful for financial support.

Any questions? Email

Hope you can come and help out!

UA9 finished

Here are some shots of our recently completed garden at UA9. All the plants are looking great, and the users of this courtyard have expressed how grateful they are for the garden. Thanks to everyone who helped out!

In the mix we've planted mexican feathergrass, gaura, nandina, lantana, salvia greggi, mexican heather, and other plants.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

community garden fall 2010

If you're interested in participating in UT's first ever on-campus community vegetable garden Fall 2010, let us know by emailing
This is non-binding; we're just trying to get a count of how many people are interested.

meeting reschedule: thursday 2 PM

As you've probably figured, our meeting for today was cancelled because of the rain. We've rescheduled for tomorrow, so hopefully we'll see you then!

what: gardening committee meeting [reschedule]
when: Thursday, 3/25/10, 2-3 PM
where: native plant garden, north side of CS5 near Waller Creek

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

meeting wednesday 5:15 PM

Welcome back from break! We'll be meeting at our native plant garden tomorrow to add more plants and to do some spring weeding and garden maintenance.

what: gardening committee meeting
when: wednesday, 3/24/10, 5:15-6:15 PM
where: native plant garden, behind CS5 near Waller Creek, map:

Hope to see you tomorrow!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

HRC planters

Here are some succulents we planted at our meeting yesterday... We also planted lots of herbs- rosemary, 2 types of lavender, wormwood, purple sage, and some "mini" mint (Corsican). Make sure to check it out when you're near the HRC!

Monday, March 8, 2010

meeting wednesday 5:00 PM

Hi yall!
We'll be meeting Wednesday to add to our HRC planters (NOT the native plant garden). We've got lots of crazy succulents and fragrant herbs to plant.

what: gardening committee meeting
when: Wednesday, 3/10/10, 5:00 PM
where: HRC planters, south side of Harry Ransom Center, 21st and Guadalupe, map

See you then!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

meeting wednesday 5:15 PM

We'll be meeting Wednesday to finish up our garden at UA9. We've got more plants to plant and a pathway to lay down.

what: gardening committee meeting
when: Wednesday, 3/3/10, 5:15- 6:15 PM
where: UA9 building courtyard, Dean Keeton and University

See ya tomorrow!