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Build a keyhole garden

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

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PositionsMany Remaining
Close DateAny time before the event ends or when space runs out.
Description
Join Zilker Botanical Garden and Gardens at Gus Garcia gardeners to build a keyhole garden. Come in the morning to experience building a keyhole garden from the ground up, or come in the afternoon to lend a hand planting, mulching, and watering the bed.

Keyhole gardens have gained popularity in dry regions around the world for their ability to retain moisture and nutrients. This is accomplished by building a circular raised garden bed out of everyday items (known as lasagna gardening), with a compost basket in the middle to continually distribute moisture, nutrients, and even beneficial organisms to the surrounding bed. A small slice in the circle facilitates easy access to the center basket which forms the keyhole shape. 

9:00 am - noon | Build a Keyhole Garden 
Designed for people of all ages -- families with children, teens, adults, and seniors -- on how to build a keyhole garden from the ground-up. 

noon-1 p.m. | break
Bring a lunch or make plans to visit a nearby restaurant.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Plant and Maintain a Keyhole Garden
Plant, water, and mulch the keyhole garden and learn how to maintain it. Other garden activities could include turning compost , pulling weeds, and watering garden plots.
CausesChildren & Youth General Service Hunger
SkillsArtistic Help Landscaping Mulching Planting and Gardening Remove Debris Weed Whacking
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9 Positions Filled | 8 Impacts | 26 Hours

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Location: 1201 E. Rundberg Lane, Austin, TX 78753

Shifts (2)

ShiftStartEndDescriptionPositions
 
 
 
Build a Keyhole GardenSat, Nov 14 9:00amSat, Nov 14 12:00pmDesigned for people of all ages -- families with children, teens, adults, and seniors -- help build a keyhole garden from the ground-up. 4/20Over
Plant and Maintain a Keyhole GardenSat, Nov 14 1:00pmSat, Nov 14 4:00pmPlant, water, and mulch the keyhole garden and learn how to maintain it. Other garden activities could include turning compost , pulling weeds, and watering garden plots.5/20Over