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Speakers Team

Gardening Volunteers of South Texas (GVST) is a group of dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable plant lovers who are available to do presentation for your organization/HOA/club. There are many topics to choose from. Click on the link below and complete a request form, indicating contact person and information, several dates that would work for you, as well as several topics which might be of interest. 

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Malcolm Beck, organic gardening pioneer, writer, and speaker passed away July 31. The family will be receiving visitors on Sunday:

Open House Memorial (Pot Luck)
Sun 12 Aug 10am on
Roszell Gardens Event Center
(Formerly Antique Rose Emporium)
7561 E. Evans Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78266

Send cards:

Delphine Beck or The Beck Family
7561 E. Evans Rd
San Antonio, TX 78266

The family is considering a scholarship fund in his name.

Photo courtesy of Jerry Parsons, for more great photos see his website
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2 weeks ago

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Two excellent GVST Gardening Essentials sessions on Monday. First up was "It's Hot, Now What" with David Rodriguez Texas Agrilife horticulturist, Dr. Jerry Parsons, Dr. Calvin Finch, and Dr. Tom Harris as moderator. Excellent advice on plants that can take the heat. Did you know Esperanza and Hamelia Firebush can be planted on the hottest, driest days and not miss a beat? In our second session Dr. Connie Sheppard from Texas Agrilife demonstrated two summer salads and gave us an update on food safety. With so many reports of foodborne illnesses her tips and recommended resources were a hit with the audience! ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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