Classes

Feb
20
Tue
Grow Anything Anywhere in a Container @ Northside Learning Center
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

If your gardening space is limited but you still want to grow flowers, herbs or fruit trees, you can still do it…just on a smaller scale. Portable gardening beds are called containers and you can grow anything in a container that you can grow in the ground. In this class, we will discuss containers, soil, fertilizing, watering and harvesting.

 WaterSaver Rewards = 2 points

Feb
22
Thu
Not That Kind of Drip! This Kind of Drip (Irrigation) @ Northeast Community Learning Center
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

 

It isn’t “rocket science” as they say and it’s not all that expensive. All you need is a pair of scissors, some tubing and a few small parts and you’re all set. You can build enough in one morning to do all your beds. The neat thing about drip irrigation is that it ALWAYS puts the water where it’s needed and, if you purchase a battery-powered timer, WHEN it’s needed.

 WaterSaver Rewards = 2 points

Feb
27
Tue
What’s Wrong With My Freakin’ Plant? @ Northside Learning Center
Feb 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Plant diseases are caused by fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses and environmental conditions. Instructor Dr. Tom Harris will discuss the causes and treatments of all these diseases with emphasis on identification before treatment. Bring a diseased plant or two for identification by the class. (Image Source:  http://www.thehillcountrygardener.com)

 WaterSaver Rewards = 2 points

Mar
1
Thu
Haircuts for Your Plants @ Northeast Community Learning Center
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Pruning is one of those gardening tasks that most people just cannot or will not do. The truth is, however, that plants actually need some pruning to help them bloom, set fruit and/or generally prosper. Plants will respond according to how they are pruned. Dr. Tom Harris will also teach you what not to do and will show you how to sharpen your pruning shears. Bring a pair to class and see how to keep them razor sharp.

 WaterSaver Rewards = 2 points

Mar
6
Tue
Baby Steps in Landscaping @ Northside Learning Center
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Before you go out and spend the big bucks to hire a landscape designer or architect, there are many things you can do concerning the design of beds around your house and yard. You will learn how to do most of the basic design process yourself and give yourself some hands-on experience. We’ll help you get started drafting your plan and offer tips on selecting and planting the right varieties.

 WaterSaver Rewards = 2 points

Mar
8
Thu
Baby Steps in Landscaping @ Northeast Community Learning Center
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Before you go out and spend the big bucks to hire a landscape designer or architect, there are many things you can do concerning the design of beds around your house and yard. You will learn how to do most of the basic design process yourself and give yourself some hands-on experience. We’ll help you get started drafting your plan and offer tips on selecting and planting the right varieties.

 WaterSaver Rewards = 2 points

Mar
10
Sat
GVST Butterfly Garden Workshop at SAWS Spring Bloom @ SAWS Cafeteria
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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Join GVST at the SAWS Spring Bloom to learn about how to plant your own Butterfly Pollinator Garden!  There will be (3) of the same seminars held throughout the day.  Each seminar will include a presentation followed by breakout sessions, using magnetic boards with various bed shapes and plant material pictures. All in one hour!

Choose your preferred time slot.
These seminars are Free & Open to the Public, but pre-registrtion is REQUIRED.
Seating is limited so register early.

 

Spring Bloom Butterfly Garden Workshop Registration

  • There will be three sessions offered throughout the day from 9am-1pm. Please choose just one. Thank you.
  • Submit this portion of the form by clicking the button below.
Mar
19
Mon
Garden Essentials 3.19.18 @ San Antonio Garden Center
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Each month GVST offers a 3-hour session that includes presentations or workshops from the area’s garden experts.    Two speakers are scheduled to teach on a variety of topics that cover the essentials of gardening in South Texas.  In addition, there are plants to buy and food to eat, and good people to meet.

These classes are free and open to the public; although, a $5 donation is appreciated.  No pre-registration required.  Garden tools need sharpening for winter chores?  Tool sharpening also available ($3 donation appreciated).

Speaker 1:  TBD

Speaker2:  TBD

 WaterSaver Rewards = 1 point

Mar
20
Tue
Haircuts for Your Plants @ Northside Learning Center
Mar 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Pruning is one of those gardening tasks that most people just cannot or will not do. The truth is, however, that plants actually need some pruning to help them bloom, set fruit and/or generally prosper. Plants will respond according to how they are pruned. Dr. Tom Harris will also teach you what not to do and will show you how to sharpen your pruning shears. Bring a pair to class and see how to keep them razor sharp.

 WaterSaver Rewards = 2 points

Mar
22
Thu
Plant Disease: What’s Wrong With My Freakin’ Plant? @ Northeast Community Learning Center
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Plant diseases are caused by fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses and environmental conditions. Instructor Dr. Tom Harris will discuss the causes and treatments of all these diseases with emphasis on identification before treatment. Bring a diseased plant or two for identification by the class. (Image Source:  http://www.thehillcountrygardener.com)

 WaterSaver Rewards = 2 points

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