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Gardening Essentials Classes

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The Next Gardening Essentials Class is June 17, 2024

We appreciate you and look forward to seeing you - No Registration Required


Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a beginner, this in-person event is perfect for anyone looking to enhance their gardening knowledge or 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 help create a thriving garden.

GVST Gardening Essentials Class -

June 17, 2024 12 Noon-3:00pm

3310 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209


Session One -


Session Two -

May 20, 2024 - Update 5/13/24

Session One & Two - Countering the decline of birds with your backyard. 

Rufus Stephens, co-author with Jan Wrede of "Land Stewardship for Birds: A Guide for Central Texas" will explain how to counter the decline of birds by restoring habitat in our backyards.

Breeding birds have declined by nearly 30 percent in virtually all habitats, and Central Texas is no exception. Just as human impact on the environment has contributed to habitat loss, so can our actions restore the habitats that once sustained thriving bird populations.

Books available for $50 cash.

Legends and Lore of Texas Wildflowers and Trees with Mobie Warren will be rescheduled due to a personal matter.


Gardening Essentials class includes 2 presentations the third Monday of every month. Volunteer support makes it possible for GVST to keep flowing smoothly and be available for all.



GVST is using SignUp to help organize our upcoming Gardening Essentials Classes"We can always use your help"


Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the link ( ) or use our volunteer page to see our SignUp on SignUp:   

  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

  3. Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.

Note: GVST & SignUp does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us and we can sign you up manually - (

We appreciate you and look forward to a great author series in 2024.


Door Prizes & More 

Come enjoy this festive time of fellowship!

Free and Open to the Public ($5.00 Donation Appreciated)


If you missed  season 1 or 2 of "Go Gardening" episodes you can now watch all previous episodes on GVST's YouTube channel. (

2024 Gardening Essential Extras!

Plant Xchange: Bring in your plants so GVST & 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

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 lunch /snack (or contribute and participate in the pot luck buffet).

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

  • You can have your hand-pruning tools sharpened ($3 ea.). (Most of the Time)

  • 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 ask and answer questions.

For more information about the Gardening Essentials Classes, please email us at or

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