May 1, 2010
10AM to noon: Expert Talks at Selected Locations
Noon to 4PM: All Garden Locations Open
$10 for adults; children 12 and under FREE!
Pick up tickets and maps at the Chamber of Commerce from now until May 1 at 3:00PM, or at Garden locations on the day of the event.
Most locations will feature experts in various fields such as bees, vermiculture (worms), landscaping, rainwater recapture, integrated pest management, and others. Some garden locations will include more formal discussions from 10AM to noon, and all locations will provide information and informal interaction with the experts.
Ticket sales will pay for plants and seeds for garden sites, educational programs, needed tools and equipment, & a building fund for the new property at MLK & Hwy 95.
The Smithville Community Gardens turns vacant property into productive land with help from many volunteers.
Please keep checking this website for more details about where and when to find our experts. You may see an updated map at Google Maps.
We hope to see you there!
Smithville's vision for a future park will honor a founder's historic past with a dedication on Sunday, March 2, 2014 – Texas Independence Day.
The Texas Commission on the Arts officially designated Smithville one of 24 Cultural Districts in the entire state this past September 5th. This distinction will help us promote our town's fantastic arts community, its wonderful history, and its cultural attributes. It makes Smithville eligible for funding that was not previously open to us for things like matching grants for street beautification, public art programs, and art in the schools. This is a tremendous honor and reflects the hard working ethics and strong collaboration between the artists in the Lost Pines Artisans Alliance, the historians in the Smithville Heritage Society, and City departments. We thank everyone who participated in the public meetings, the Steering Committee, and this terrific community of Smithville.
The extreme heat is here and we all need to be prepared to deal with heat stress and heat-related illnesses, which occur when the body is not able to properly cool off. FEMA offers some advice, including: Weather strip doors and windows to keep cool air in; drink plenty of water, even if you do not feel thirsty; and do not leave children or pets in the car unattended at any time. Click for more....
Did you see Smithville's Veterans Memorial Park in the news? KXAN featured the Park in its segment on the 10 year anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Preliminary drawings are on display at City Hall and will be discussed at the January 24 Safe Routes to School meeting. The event is free and open to the public. It will be held at Mary A. Brown Primary School. Please join us!
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