2021 November WaterSaver Landscape Design School

The November 13, 2021, WaterSaver Landscape Design School is Coming!

Our next WaterSaver Landscape Design School is November 13, 2021, at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the SABOT!

(Volunteers, please go to this page for information : Volunteer for the Design School)

A series of classes will be presented on topics useful for renewing and maintaining  your landscapes after a brutal winter. Light refreshments will be served. Classroom wall will be open for air flow and masks are required inside the classroom when distancing and/or fresh air flow is not possible. If guidelines change, students will be notified before the class. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System and Trinity Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District. Space is limited.

Fee: $35 ($31.50 SABOT member). Registration Required; deadline is November 12 by 2 p.m. FOUR WaterSaver Rewards Eligible

For more information, and to register, go to Menu above, Programs and click 2021 Fall WaterSaver Landscape Design Schools.

November Activities

Essentials of Gardening Class,  November 15, 2021, TWO REWARDS POINTS!!

Speaker: Bill Swantner, Master Gardener

Topic 1: What’s in a Name? – Soil has a History

Topic 2: Potting Soil Demonstration & Workshop

For more information:

Trails & Trees: Ribbon-Cutting for Salado & Leon Creek Connection

As part of the campaign to improve the city’s tree canopy, the Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with City Public Service Energy, San Antonio Water System and the Texas Forest Service to implement a Tree Rebate for Energy Savings Program for both commercial and residential customers.   

Through this program, citizens can purchase up to three trees and receive a rebate from CPS of $50.00 per tree. This program is expected to result in the planting of more than 7,000 new trees.

The trees must be planted within 10 to 30 feet and on the west, south or east side of an air-conditioned home or business. For complete rebate guidelines and tree planting instructions https://www.sanantonio.gov/ParksAndRec/Home.

The Gardener’s Notebook:

November may have the best weather of the year as we welcome the cooler and drier air of fall. If you have been putting off those garden and landscape projects, this is your wake up call. Take advantage of the WaterSaver rewards points you have earned this year and spruce up your yard or add a rain barrel to save on your water bill.

GVST will have another WaterSaver Landscape Design School on November 13th……
(see more by signing up, using the Menu above, under About GVST to receive the GVST Newsletter every month). DE

November Volunteer Opportunities

GVST needs two (4) volunteers 9:45 – 1:30 at Trails & Trees to assist with distribution of SAWS literature and the “Benefits of Mulch” demonstration at Eisenhower Park, 19399 NW Military Hwy., November 6, 2021. For additional information please contact info@gardeningvolunteers.org .

Yes, We Need and Appreciate your support – To volunteer go to: Volunteer Trails & Trees   

Monthly SAWS Information Table at SABOT. three volunteers needed.No experience is required, just a friendly face. Board member Richard Geisler will give Volunteers a short briefing/training as Volunteers may be asked questions regarding the SAWS WaterSaver Rewards Program and/or water conservation landscaping methods. Besides helping out,  Richard, perks include getting to know other GVST members and access to the Gardens that same day. If you would like to help out and have fun, click    Volunteer SAWS Booth.

We are enjoying FAll and our Calendar is loaded with WaterSaver Rewards events so you can use SAWS coupons to replenish your gardens. The coupons are for $30, $50, and $70. Additional events on the Calendar, with no Reward points, will help you  learn how to work smarter, not harder.  We are continuing our in-person Essentials of Gardening classes and you are welcome to bring a “brown bag” lunch or refreshments for yourself to enjoy during the class. As of now, MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED. We will send out a notice if the situation changes so check your email and Facebook regularly. If you have plants to donate, please bring them. If you are looking for plants, we may have them!  We would love to see you at the Garden Center.


Andrew Waring, President

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About Us

Our fundamental efforts are focused on water conservation, and environmental awareness while working collectively with fellow private, public and educational organizations to serve as an educational resource for the community.

Announcing Two 2021 Scholarship Recipients


Joining GVST has its perks!
For more information and how to join click About GVST on the Menu above.

2021 Event Photos: Watersaver Landscape Spring  Tour

In June, we conducted our second virtual WaterSaver Landscape Design Tour (the Spring Tour). If you missed the Tour broadcast June 26, or if you want to see if it is as wonderful the second time around, the video is available on Facebook and also on YouTube. Just go to the GVST website Home page Menu and click on either icon. Give the Facebook video about 60-90 seconds to start downloading. You will see some beautiful, water saving landscapes. GVST Home Page