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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

Upcoming Classes and Topics


Gardening Essentials Classes

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Next Session - Monday, December  18, 2023 (12-3 p.m.)
Pharm Table - 611 S Presa Street Suite 106

San Antonio


Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a beginner, this in-person event is perfect for anyone looking to enhance their gardening skills. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from expert gardeners and fellow gardening enthusiasts, who will share their knowledge and tips on various gardening techniques. From choosing the right plants for your garden to proper soil preparation and maintenance, we’ll cover all the essentials you need to know to create a thriving garden.

GVST Gardening Essentials Class

This month (December) Gardening Essentials Class hits the road!

December 18, 12 Noon-3:00pm


Pharm Table - 611 S Presa Street Suite 106, San Antonio, TX

SAWS WaterSaver Rewards eligible

December Presentations

December 18 Gardening Essentials will meet at Pharm Table where we will learn from ceramic artist Diana Kersey about the use of ollas in the garden. Local artist, Diana Kersey, will give a presentation on the many advantages of incorporating irrigation ollas into your gardening practices. Drawing from her personal experience, and that of her neighbors in the Olmos Park Terrace Community Garden, she will explain the ways in which ollas have been incorporated into their approach to growing plants and trees. Attendees can look forward to discovering the diverse benefits that ollas provide. From efficient water conservation, to enhanced plant growth, Diana will delve into how these traditional clay vessels have proven to be a benefit in South Texas.


We will eat lunch at the restaurant. Please bring your own lunch. Restaurant is closed Mondays and Pharm Table is graciously providing us meeting space.


Come enjoy this festive time of fellowship!


Pharm Table is located at 611 S Presa Street Suite 106, in San Antonio.


Join us for this holiday celebration!

Free and Open to the Public


See complete details of upcoming Gardening Essentials at


Please pre-register your attendance at


Want to car-pool to the restaurant?

11:15 Gather in the parking lot of

San Antonio Garden Center

3310 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78209

11:30 Car-pool from parking lot to restaurant at 611 S Presa Street.


Restaurant is served by these VIA bus routes

7 Stone Oak Express

8 North St. Mary’s

22 Hays

26 Martin Luther King

30 Rigsby

32 Steves

34 South St. Mary’s frequent

36 South Presa

42 Roosevelt

51 Nogalitos

67 Laredo

2024 Gardening Essential Extras!

Tool Sharpening: Ron Csehil will be there to sharpen your tools!

Plant Xchange: Bring in your plants so Sharon Hughes & friends can find them a new home!

Potluck Social - Meet & Greet: Bring your favorite dish to share and enjoy lunching with our group! 


"Come Join Us & Bring a Friend"

To see a list of GVST volunteer opportunities visit

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