Education & Outreach

Education & Outreach

Mission: To provide education and encourage the cultivation and use of herbs for beneficial purposes: medicinal, culinary, aromatic, as well as in landscaping. To provide charitable and volunteer support to our non-profit community and community projects.

Talk & Walks In The Garden















Speakers Bureau

We have a Speaker's Bureau with a number of topics of current interest that are available to local garden clubs.

Topics include:
- Growing Herbs: 10 steps to success
- Unusual Herbs for Austin

- Herbs as Gifts 
- Easy Herbs for Austin
- Herb Garden Tour
- Herbs in the Landscape
- Best Culinary Herbs
- Grow a Pizza Garden with Your Kids
- Herbal Skin and Body Care
- Herbs to Fight Inflammation
- Fun Salads and Beverages from Your Herb Garden
- Ayurvedic Herbs
- Therapeutic Teas, Baths and Tinctures
- Herbs for Vegetarian/Vegan Recipes
- Herbs to Support Body Systems
- FLora Fact and Folklore
- Plants: Poisons and Panaceas
- Supermarket Botany
- HIstory and Use of Bio active Beverages


More topics available on request
Parties interested in a speaker may email us at

Austin Herb Society presents ‘Spring Clean Your Garden’ 

Saturday, ‘Feb. 29

as part of TWiG: Talks & Walks in the Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden


It’s time to “Spring Clean Your Garden” with tips and techniques presented by the Austin Herb Society from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 29 in the Zilker Herb Garden at Zilker Botanical Garden, 2220 Barton Spring Road. This free class is part of the Austin Herb Society’s educational series, TWiG: Talks & Walks in the Garden, which offers free interactive workshops on gardening with an emphasis on herbs.

Speaker and longtime Austin Herb Society member Kate Alsobrook will discuss why spring cleaning is important and how to successfully tackle a variety of vital tasks, including dealing with old mulch, making amendments to soil and pruning perennials. She will also offer advice on the best garden tools for the job and how to keep them clean and sharp. Attendees will have an opportunity to tour the Zilker Herb Garden and learn about the many varieties of herbs grown there.

In the coming months, TWiG will address such topics as seasonal herbs, pruning and gardening techniques. Water conservation will also be discussed, including the benefits of drip irrigation, mulch and compost to keep gardens healthy.


TWiG attendance is included with regular admission to Zilker Botanical Garden. Current admission rates can be found online at For more information on the Austin Herb Society and the TWiG program, go to or or email

The Austin Herb Society presents TWiG: Talks & Walks in the Garden in collaboration with the Zilker Botanical Garden Conservancy and City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department.

For questions about the Austin Herb Society contact us at:

The Austin Herb Society, Inc. is a 501(c)(3)

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