Price Qty
Gardening Roots (Workshop 1) registrationshow details + $30.00 (USD)  
How Will your Garden Grow? (Workshop 2) registrationshow details + $30.00 (USD)  
Waste Not Want Not (Workshop 3) registrationshow details + $30.00 (USD)  
Enjoying the Fruits of Your Labor (Workshop 4) registrationshow details + $30.00 (USD)  
Entire Workshop Seriesshow details + $120.00 (USD)  

  • Gardening Roots (Workshop 1)
    January 20, 2018
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
    - Location: Mahncke Park Community Garden, 330 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209
    Tour the Mahncke Park Community Garden and discuss the types of planting beds and areas in this newer garden. Raised beds and building materials, berms, herb and pollinator beds, and edible landscapes are all located on this site. Guests from the Bexar County Master Gardeners will discuss soils, compost manures, fertilizers and mulch. Not to be left out is a discussion of Texas Superstar plants as well as transitioning from colder to warm weather planting. Don’t forget to bring seeds and plants for the swap meet!
  • How Will your Garden Grow? (Workshop 2)
    February 3, 2018
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
    - Location: St. John Neumann Community Garden, 6660 Crestway Dr., 78239 (Rear of church)
    St. John Neumann’s garden is new to the Green Spaces network, having been built in the fall of 2017. The Bexar County Master Gardeners will help us decide the best way to orient our garden beds and plants for optimal growth. This will include a mapping exercise, overview of Square Foot Gardening and the Three Sister’s approach to growing crops. Companion planting and symbiosis is very important as is planting to attract beneficial insects. Identifying healthy and diseased specimens is also part of the discussion, as is trellising, caging and watering.
  • Waste Not Want Not (Workshop 3)
    February 17, 2018
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
    - Location: Terrell Heights Community Garden, 670 Greenwich Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78209
    The Terrell Heights Community Garden is where the cycle of life happens. Join Green Spaces and our partners Peter Hernandez and The Compost Queens as they give lessons on composting, vermicomposting and the Japanese style of composting called Bokashi. With composting is the ability to feed plants using compost tea. Our partner from the Bexar County Master Gardeners will teach us about beneficial insects and how to not harm them when you control the bad guys. Your hands-on experience this day will focus on putting vermicompost and Bokashi in beds as well as mixing compost teas and applying beneficial nematodes.
  • Enjoying the Fruits of Your Labor (Workshop 4)
    March 10, 2018
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
    - Location: Mainland Square Park Community Garden, 7520 Mainland Dr., San Antonio, TX 78250
    Come with us to another new network garden whose steward also happens to be a landscape designer. We’ll evaluate the garden site by bringing in elements of our previous workshop discussions. Our Master Gardener guest will show us when and how to harvest different crops. Let’s not forget about knowing how to collect and store seeds for the next growing season too! Anne McCauley from the High Country Community Garden is our network “go to” person for herbs and microgreens. Anne will discuss how to add these elements to your beds and use them all year long in cooking, teas and more. Be prepared for some tasting and recipe sharing this day, so come with an appetite!

American robin

Photo by Sheila Sund

The early bird gets the worm! Sign up for the entire set of 4 gardening workshops before December 17th and save $15

Join with Green Spaces Alliance as we host a series of 4 gardening workshops in the beginning of 2018. The workshops are tailored to the needs of people who want to learn how to garden San Antonio style, and for those who are looking for a refresher course. Each event will be held at different community gardens in the Green Spaces garden network. Each garden is unique. This will give participants different perspectives and ideas as they enter into the new gardening year.

We will be giving away watering wands, moisture meters, and plants at the events, so don’t miss out!