Sunshine Weekly Weeder



Saturday, February 18 ~ 9 AM - 12 Noon
Saturday, February 25 ~ 12 Noon - 3 PM

Workdays are scheduled for the last two Saturdays in February. It's time for winter clean up and to get the garden spruced up for the plant sale on March 3rd. This Saturdays efforts will be focused on the compost area and general maintenance: mowing, weeding, etc.

The new Sunshine Garden T-shirts will be available for purchase this Saturday during workday hours. $10/each for Sunshine Gardeners, sizes: S, M, L, and XL.

The 2012 Plant Sale Buyer's Guide is available on the garden website's Home page.

It has all the lists of tomato, pepper, eggplant, tomatillo, and herb varieties available for purchase at the Spring Plant Sale -- with descriptions.

Volunteers Needed for Spring Plant Sale

Don't forget to sign up to work the Spring Plant Sale on March 3rd. Hours worked during the Plant Sale and for set up before and clean up after the sale count as garden Service Hours. And it's a good way to meet other gardeners at Sunshine.

There are sign-up sheets in the trailer, or contact Ila Falvey,

Also, if you have already signed up and didn't indicate the hours that you plan to work, contact Ila Falvey to let her know so she can work out the schedule and make sure we have enough people for all the areas and hours of the sale.

Here are the broadcast dates for the video of Sunshine Community Gardens made by Central Texas Gardener (KLRU) last fall:

KLRU - February 18, Noon & 4 pm ~ February 19, 9 am ~ February 20, 5:30 am

KLRU Q - February 21, 6:30 pm ~ February . 22, 7:00 am ~ February 24, 9:30 am


We now have a FaceBook page for Sunshine Community Gardens
Cedar Stevens set up the page to promote the plant sale and other garden activities.

On our FaceBook page, we have an event for the Plant Sale . If you click "Join" at the top right of the event page, you will then be able to invite your own contacts to come shop our Plant Sale. If all of us who can would help out, we will have a powerful social network to advertise the Plant Sale (for free!) and rally support for Sunshine in general.

VEGETABLES TO PLANT - mid to late February

Artichoke crowns, Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Collards, Kohlrabi, Lettuce, Mustard, Radish, Spinach, Turnips


Raising Backyard Chickens
Saturday, February 18
10 am - 12 noon
Zilker Botanical Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Drive

Master Gardener Joy Williamson brings her expertise to you in the fascinating hobby of raising backyard chickens. She will be sharing her tips on the benefits of this garden activity, how to get started, construct a coop, and protect your feathered friends. This seminar is free with paid admission to Zilker Botanical Garden, but space is limited and reservations are required to ensure a seat is available for you. Sign-up online at

Austin Herb Society Spring Seminar
Saturday, February 25 at 9 am
Zilker Botanical Garden Center, 2220 Barton Springs Drive

Texas native plant expert and educator Matt Turner, Ph.D., will lead an exploration into the "Remarkable Plants of Texas."
Turner will discuss a selection of Texas plants from his first book which explores the little-known facts--archaeological, historical, material, medicinal, culinary or cultural---behind our everyday botanical landscape. His book looks at how people have used plants for food, shelter, medicine and economic subsistence; how plants have figured into the historical record and in Texas folklore; how plants nourish wildlife; and how some plants have unusual ecological or biological characteristics.

  • WORKDAY - Saturday, February 18 - 9am - 12 noon
  • WORKDAY - Saturday, February 25 - 12 noon - 3 pm
  • SPRING PLANT SALE - Saturday, March 3 - 9 am - 2 pm

Contact Information

Jack McEvoy, President -
Jeff Schulz, Vice President -
Suzanne Erickson, Treasurer -
Sue Brownlee, Secretary -
Linda Booker, Director -
Ila Falvey, Director -
Nancy Seibert, Director -

Coordinators & Chairs

Zone 1, Patsy Painter -
Zone 2, Katy Davis -
Zone 3, Sheila Bartholomew -
Zone 4, Alan Marburger -
Zone 5, Mary Gifford -

Zone 6, Annik Jackson -
Zone 7, Diana Dworaczyk -
Zone 8, Felicia Kongable -
Zone 9, Cheryl Hazeltine -
Zone 10, Emily Tisinger -

Plant Sale -Michael

TSBVI Liaison & Volunteer Coordinators
Mike Meyer and Linda Booker

Carpentry & Repairs - Robert Jarry -
Compost - Steve Uecker -
Tools & Wheelbarrows - Bob Easter -
Maintenance Coordinator - Ila Falvey -
Website Coordinators - Kathleen Neville and Larry Olsen -

Record Service Hours Online - the Virtual Green Binder

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