gardening

Neighbors Play Host to Monarch Butterflies

Written by Lindsay Olinde

Who wears lots of black, is particular about food, and flies into Austin by the thousands in the Spring and Fall? No, not SXSW or ACL attendees, something even more fascinating. Yes, Monarchs! Recently, we unexpectedly hosted…

Cherrywood Neighborhood Farm Spring Season Starts Soon

Cherrywood Urban Patchwork Farm members are getting ready for a new season growing healthy, fresh vegetables right here in the neighborhood, and we’re looking for people interested in taking part in our farm community.

The first spring distribution of homegrown veggies…

Rain Gardens – Keeping Water on the Land

A way to avoid run-off and filter pollutants

Written by Jessica Wilson, Education Manager, Watershed Protection Department

As Austin becomes increasingly urbanized, native landscapes are replaced with impervious surfaces that prevent rainwater from soaking into the ground. Stormwater quickly runs off…

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