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Austin, Texas
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For many years Chris worked at a therapeutic garden foundation, and saw first-hand how helpful gardening was for children and adults with special needs. The Horticultural Therapy Association has found that it helps improve memory, cognitive abilities, language, socialization, in addition to coordination, balance, and endurance.

When Chris moved to It's About Thyme, he brought with him this experience, and now every Tuesday and Thursday a yellow AISD school bus pulls into the parking lot, and children from Crockett High School pile out and enthusiastically get to work on a variety of horticultural projects.

The nursery also donates fresh vegetables from its garden to some of the Austin's/area food banks.

Useful Links for Gardeners

Austin is a community of gardeners, and we're keen to let everyone know about the amazing numbers of blogs, chefs, herbalists, clubs, butterfly societies... and everything else that's adding to the horticultural vibrancy and magic of central Texas.

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Austin Butterfly Forum

http://www.austinbutterflies.org

American Botanical Council: News - American Botanical Council

http://www.herbalgram.org

Author/herbalist Lucinda Hutson’s website

http://lucindahutson.com/

Austin Area Garden Clubs

http://www.zilkergarden.org/aagc/clubs.html

Austin Herb Society

http://www.austinherbsociety.org

Austin Organic Gardeners

http://www.main.org/aog/

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Guide to the Birds of Texas

www.passporttotexas.com/birds/

Austin School of Herbal Studies

www.ezherbs.net

Benny Simpson’s Guide to Native Tree Species

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ornamentals/natives/tamuhort.html

Butterflies and moths of North America

www.butterfliesandmoths.org/

City of Austin Grow Green website

www.austintexas.gov/department/grow-green

Desert to Tropics Nursery

www.deserttotropics.com

Herb Bar

http://www.theherbbar.com

Mick and Sap edit

Mick Vann

http://gustidude.blogspot.com/

Native Plant Society of Texas, Austin chapter

http://www.npsot.org/Austin/default.htm

Soul of the Garden

www.soulofthegarden.com

The Hill Country Conservancy

www.hillcountryconservancy.org/

Cooking with Herbs 1.2.3

www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/kitchenherbgarden.html

KLRU Central Texas Gardener

http://www.klru.org/ctg/

The Poetry of Gardening

www.gardendigest.com/

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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

www.wildflower.org

Texas A&M horticulture site

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/travis/index.htm

Travis Co. Master Gardeners

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/travis/master-gardeners/

Zanthan Gardens

http://www.zanthan.com/gardens

Geo Growers for bulk soil

http://www.geogrowers.net

Native Plant Society of Texas

http://npsot.org/

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Community Links

Every Thursday the Hays Free Press prints a gardening advice column called
'Ask Chris.' Sharing writing duties with Chris Winslow are Amanda Moon and Mick Vann.

Hays County FreePress

http://www.haysfreepress.com

Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine

sapsthai.com

Edible Austin

www.edibleaustin.com