Texas A&M AgriLife Extension offers free gardening classes across WilCo to residents in January

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Georgetown is offering free gardening classes in January. (Courtesy Pexels)
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Georgetown is offering free gardening classes in January. (Courtesy Pexels)

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Georgetown is offering free gardening classes in January. (Courtesy Pexels)

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, based at the Williamson County Annex in Georgetown, announced a handful of free events to the public to begin the year aimed at local home gardeners.

The Green Thumbs Gardening Program will present Kate Whitney, a horticultural extension agent, in an hour-long program titled Turfgrass Weed Prevention at three different times and locations. The presentation will first happen on Jan. 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Round Rock Library, 216 E. Main Street, then on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Cedar Park Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., and finally on Jan. 19 at noon at the Brushy Creek Community Center, 16318 Great Oaks Drive, Round Rock.



Then, on Jan. 10 at 7 p.m., the Master Gardeners of the AgriLife Extension Office will present Pest Free Organically by Jay White, owner and publisher of Texas Gardener magazine at 100 Wilco Way, Room 226, Georgetown or virtually through its website. The program is designed to help local gardeners keep their gardens and greenhouses pest-free using organic methods, according to a release from the office.

There is no cost or registration to attend any of the events.

For more information visit https://williamson.agrilife.org, or call the extension office at 512-943-3300.

By Eddie Harbour

Editor, Cedar Park/Georgetown/Leander

Eddie joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 and has been a reporter and editor over the past two decades including lengthy stays at the Antelope Valley Press (Palmdale, Calif.) and Santa Barbara News-Press. He relocated to the Austin area in 2014 from his native California.