Gardening Essentials Classes

June 20, 2022 Gardening Essentials Class

“Water Conservation in Action”

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Corina Solis, Senior Conservation Assistant Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

When: June 20, 2022 – 12-3 p.m. 

Topic: Water Conservation and Native Plants

Where: San Antonio Garden Center (3310 N. New Braunfels, 78209)

Session 1 – Mitchell Lake and the role of the Audubon Center

  • Outdoor education

  • Water conservation - Wetlands

  • Reclaimed natural habitat

 

Session 2 – Native & Well Adaptive Plants for the San Antonio Area

  • Simply put, native plants are those growing in the same ecosystem in which they developed.

  • Water conservation with native plants

 

Free and Open to the Public

General Information about the Classes

The GVST Gardening Essentials classes are typically held on the third Monday of each month. We try and cover important topics that will help you establish and maintain a beautiful and water efficient landscape. The classes are always informal, interactive and fun. Here are the basics.

  • Class runs from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

  • You can bring a brown bag (or contribute and participate in the pot luck buffet- NOT YET ).

  • We have door prizes at each class. A $5 donation is appreciated to support that activity.

  • You can have your hand-pruning tools sharpened.

  • We host pass-along plants and sell tables. You are welcome to bring plants and seeds to share with the group.

  • There are always knowledgeable gardeners there to answer questions.

For more information about the Gardening Essentials Classes, please email us at info@gardeningvolunteers.org.

Upcoming Classes and Topics

TBD

Gardening Essentials Classes

Gardening Essentials August 15, 2022 

Enriching Lives through Plants and Nature
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Andrew Labay, Director of Horticulture, joined the San Antonio Botanical Garden in 2017 as a horticulturist responsible for the Lucile Halsell Conservatory’s plant production and plant collections. In 2020, he was promoted to Director of Horticulture. In this role, Andrew oversees the management of horticulture operations and plant collections across all gardens. He brings over 10 years’ experience in horticulture with a strong background in greenhouse management and perennial fruit crops. Prior to joining the Botanical Garden, Andrew served as a viticulture program specialist with Texas A&M Agrilife Extension. Andrew holds a M.S. of Integrative Plant Biology from the University of Montpellier II, located in the south of France.

When: August 15, 2022 – 12-3 p.m. 

Topic: Botanical Garden Overview, Updates, and walking tour of the garden

Where: San Antonio Garden Center (3310 N. New Braunfels, 78209) followed by a walking tour of the San Antonio Botanical

Session 1 – Botanical Garden Overview & Updates

·    Overview (WaterSaver Lane update)

·    Events and exhibitions

·    Water conservation at the garden

 

Session 2 – Tour (walking) of the San Antonio Botanical Garden

·    General overview of the Garden

·    Water conservation with native plants (WaterSaver Garden)

·    Self-guided exploration of the garden

 

Free and Open to the Public

Previous Gardening Essentials Class Materials

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Previous Gardening Essentials Class Materials

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