Garden Club of Austin
Thursday March 30, 2017

George Altgelt, founder of Geo Growers

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Zilker Park Garden Festival
March 25-26, 2017



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March 25, 0217 60th. Annual
10:00 am Zilker Park Garden Festival Zilker Botanical Garden
TWO DAY EVENT - MARCH 25-26, 2017

Celebrating its 60th year, the annual Zilker Garden Festival has been a one-stop, garden shopping destination when spring arrives in Austin and Central Texas. A family-friendly event, the garden festival offers something for everyone: The annual Flower Show in the Garden Center, featuring judged designs and an array of horticultural specimens.

Live music from the Soundstage in the Rose Garden - with a variety of musical offerings both afternoons

Gardening Talks under the big, white tent next to the Garden Center - where novice and seasoned gardeners will enjoy talks from local gardening experts.

The always fun and interactive Kids' Corner in the Rose Garden - where kids can build a birdhouse, or bird feeder, make butterfly wings and masks, have their faces painted, and learn about plants from Master Gardeners.

Enjoy tasty food offerings and on tap local beers at the Food Court in the Oak Grove on the Escarpment Trail.

Head to the Escarpment Trail near the Butterfly Garden to learn about City of Austin Programs that help gardeners grow sustainable, earth-wise gardens.

March 30, 2017 Challenges of ecologically based landscape
7:00 pm Monthly Meeting Zilker Park Auditorium
The speaker will be George Altgelt, founder of Geo Growers off Hwy 290.

Geo Growers is a landscape supply company which is known for its high performance quality soil blends that are science based. It is the go-to source for answering the challenges inherent in ecologically based landscape, garden and food production systems. (trace minerals within living systems) etc.

George Altgelt has spoken and is frequent guest on KLRU's Central Texas Gardner, host on "It's about your Health" for Logos Radio Network weekly show and occasionally a guest on Patrick Timpone's "One Radio Network" and a Keynote speaker at annual Awesmic City Expo in Palmer Events Center.

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Welcome to one of Austin's most dynamic gardening clubs - the "go-to" club for tips, knowledge and shared expertise and experience on gardening in Central Texas. Whether you are a long-time "green thumb" used to the vagrancies of our climate and growing conditions, new to the area, or just developing an interest in gardening, you'll find The Garden Club of Austin (TGCOA) a great resource - and a fun organization.

Founded in 1953 as the Men's Garden Club of Austin, the club changed its name to the Garden Club of Austin in 2002, opening up it s membership to anyone interested in gardening. Today the club is the city's oldest and most respected garden clubs with a busy and active calendar of events.

In addition to our monthly club meetings, which include refreshments, presentations, demonstrations on gardening topics and frequently a wonderful selection of plants raffled at the end of most meetings, the club also organizes excursions, an annual flower and vegetable show, plant auction and plant sales.

The Club supports a variety of activities and related organizations, including the Austin Area Garden Council (AAGC), and the annual Zilker Garden Festival.

The Garden Club of Austin (a.k.a. Men's Garden Club of Austin) is organized and operates exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.