The Urban Land & Water Program aims to reconnect urban communities with their natural environment, including land and waterways. Since 2006, we have accomplished this by supporting local community gardens and urban agriculture initiatives and by educating the public on locally significant topics like water conservation, native planting, and more. These efforts combine to form our Community Gardens Network: the backbone of Urban Land & Water, this network promotes locally-led community revitalization efforts that focus on social and environmental benefits.
Community gardens have a positive impact on many aspects of urban life. They have the ability to transform landscapes and communities alike.
Frequently Asked Questions
Network membership is simple and rewarding. Community gardens within San Antonio city limits are eligible for membership.
A community garden requires more than soil and plants. In addition to preparing the physical site, take the time to organize volunteers and leaders, work together to determine your garden’s purpose and vision, and start networking with potential partners and supporters. Paying attention to all of these elements will help your garden thrive long-term.
Check out our map of community gardens to find a location near you. Here you’ll find garden contact information, work day schedules, and more.
For comprehensive information on seasonal planting, consult resources like the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Central Texas Gardener, and the Farmer’s Almanac.
Yes, we are glad to accept donated materials for the gardens at this time. Please contact us for more information.