Thursday, April 22, 2010

a successful earth week tree planting!

Thanks to everyone who came out and helped plant a tree for earth week! The earth loves you back! Here are some pics from the event...

A big thanks to Larry Maginnis and his staff of UT's Forestry and Projects division for coordinating the event!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Things are blooming like crazy at the native plant garden and UA9, and our HRC planters are looking nice too!- here's a photo update: 

native plant garden, northeast corner of CS5 near Waller Creek

UA9 courtyard garden 

HRC planters

map of campus gardens!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the earth week tree planting today! Pictures coming soon...

I've created this map of our presence on campus- our gardens, proposed gardens, and tree planting sites over the past several years.

Monday, April 12, 2010

earth week tree planting April 21st!

Sign up here:

Make your green mark on UT campus!

what: earth week tree planting
when: wednesday, 4/21/10, 2-3:30 PM
where: southeast corner of the stadium, between RecSports and Lot 70, map:

Hope you can come and help out!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

volunteer at local organic farms!

Hi all, 
Thanks to everyone who came out Saturday! Pictures coming soon!

If you're interested in volunteering at a local Austin organic farm, here are two that could definitely use your help within the next few weeks/months. 

urban roots
Urban Roots is a youth development program that uses sustainable agriculture as a means to transform the lives of young people and increase the access of healthy food in Austin.
volunteer times are Tuesday and Thursday mornings in April and May
to find out more, check out
to volunteer, email or you can sign up online at 

green gate farms
Green Gate Farms, located only 8 miles east of downtown, produces healthy, nutritious food just minutes from the heart of the city.  The farm is open to anyone interested in connecting with agriculture and where food comes from. Volunteers are needed particularly during the next several weeks, as now is prime planting/gardening season. No experience is necessary, and you can work with animals or gardening. I volunteer there regularly and would highly recommend going to help out! Email to volunteer, or visit their website for more info.