Dr. Jerry Parsons Receives Emeritus Honor

December 29, 2020

Congratulations go to Dr. Parsons who has received another much deserved award, this time from the Texas A&M Board of Regents. The title of “Professor and Extension Horticulturist Emeritus” has been added to numerous awards received during his 46 years in San Antonio. Since Dr. Parsons created the Texas Superstar program, most of the 40+ plants selected thus far originated in San Antonio with the help of local growers. He continues to do a call-in radio program on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00pm to 2:00 pm on KLUP Radio (AM 930). His personal website, Plantanswers, is enjoyed by people around the world.  See more: AccomplishmentsPure Parsons

January Activities

Voting for Board Members and changes in the Bylaws

In early January, Active Members of GVST will be emailed the list of Board of Director  Nominees and the proposed changes in the Bylaws. Please read these carefully and be prepared to vote during our Annual Meeting to be held via Zoom on Sunday, January 24, 2021, at 3:00 pm. Please save the date and time because this is a very important meeting.

The Gardener’s Notebook,                   

What to do with your Christmas Tree?
David Eastman: Here are some tips I have used:
  • If you live in San Antonio there will be a curbside brush collection in early January. In my neighborhood it is January 4th.
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Season's Greetings and Happy New Year

As Willie sings, ‘we may not get over this but we will get through it.’  Together.

I want to thank our members, our Board, and Nancy, for keeping us going this past year, under very difficult circumstances . Let’s hope 2021 is far better! Stay safe and in touch.

Andrew <andrew@gardeningvolunteers.org>

Andrew Waring, President

Upcoming Events


Event Venue Date
Garden Webinar Series via Zoom
  • January 19, 2021 12:00 pm
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Growing a Home Fruit Orchard via Zoom
  • January 19, 2021 12:00 pm
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Homeschool Day: Plants in Everyday Life San Antonio Botanical Gardens
  • January 20, 2021 9:00 am
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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.

Introducing the Dr. Tom Harris Scholarship Fund


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2020 Event Photos: Watersaver Landscape Tour