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Saturday, September 15, 9am - 12 noon

Come help construct a garden plot designed to be accessible to physically challenged gardeners in honor of Vernon Barker (a long-time Sunshine gardener who passed away last year). This Saturday's workday will feature the construction of 24 high raised beds to allow people in wheel chairs, with back, or other elasticity problems the opportunity to do a little gardening. And for those of you who are up for a workout: come help dig a trench for a new waterline for the plot, to be located between the plots east of the tool shed and the parking area.

Any questions? Contact Steven Uecker at

Please note that the second workday, scheduled for Sunday, September 16, has been cancelled. Another workday will be scheduled at a later date to complete the construction work on the plot, lay down the pathways, and set up and fill the raised beds.


Last call to pre-order transplant for the fall. Gardeners who expressed an interest in ordering should have received an order form.

If you are interested and do not have an order form, please contact Ila Falvey at Deadline for ordering is September 14.

Plants will be available at 8 o'clock on September 29th.

ALL GARDENERS MEETING - Saturday, September 29

Time: 10 AM
Place: the Garden Trailer


Thanks to everyone who came out to the TSBVI work days on August 25-26. We had a great turnout of enthusiastic volunteers who removed the weed cloth and weeds from the pathways of the TSBVI plot, just in time for the students to take over the management of it. Thanks to Janet Adams and Randy Thompson for overseeing the work.

On a related note, now that the students are back, watering and weeding their beds does NOT count as TSBVI service hours. However, weeding the pathways DOES count and is an ongoing chore. Let's not let the Bermuda and other weeds get a foothold in the plot again.

TSBVI Plant Sale for school staff and Sunshine Gardeners - October 6th and 7th

The TSBVI students have been growing vegetable transplants and pansies in the greenhouse and are planning to hold a plant sale for TSBVI staff. Sunshine gardeners, of course, are welcome as well.

The sale will be in the school's greenhouse on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7 from 8am to 2pm.

All plants will be $1 each.

Plants available for sale:
Pacman Broccoli
Marathon Broccoli
Snowball Cauliflower
Amazing Cauliflower
Emerald Cross Cabbage
Ruby Perfection Cabbage
Mixed Pansies

Sponsored by Travis County Master Gardeners Association and the Travis County AgriLife Extension. Free and open to the public. For more information, go to:

Divide and Transplant Perennials
Thursday, September 20, 10am-12pm
Travis County AgriLife Extension Office
1600-B Smith Road

Compost Tea 101
Saturday, September 29, 10:30am-12:30pm
Hampton Branch Library at Oakhill
5125 Convict Hill Road


Contact Information

Jack McEvoy, President -
Jeff Schulz, Vice President -
Jack Reynolds, Treasurer -
Ila Falvey, Director -
Sue Brownlee, Secretary -
Michael Hall, Director -

Coordinators & Chairs

Zone 1, Patsy Painter -
Zone 2, Katy Davis -
Zone 3, Ludmila Voskov-
Zone 4, Ila Falvey -
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

Carpentry & Repairs - Robert Jarry -
Tools & Wheelbarrows - Bob Easter -
Maintenance Coordinator - Ila Falvey -
Website Coordinators - Kathleen Neville -

Record Service Hours Online - the Virtual Green Binder

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