Community Outreach

We participate in major gardening events throughout the year and often sell the plants that we propagate and grow.

Examples:

SAWS Spring Bloom (March 10, 2018)

Garden Center Plant Sale (March 16, 2018)

Festival of Flowers May 2018

Top Tomato Contest (June 2018)

Garden Conservancy Tour

Herb Market (3rd Saturday in October)

Mitchell Lake Hoot n Harvest Festival, 4th Saturday in October

Service projects involving our volunteers:

  • Gardens, Warrior and Family Support Center, Brooke Army Medical Center
  • Haven for Hope vegetable garden

Neighborhood Fairs

GVST will come to your neighborhood for a Saturday morning Neighborhood Landscape Fair, presented in partnership with San Antonio Water System.

We bring lots of information about watersaving landscaping and gardening, drought-tolerant plants and latest rebate and coupon programs offered by SAWS.  Other activities are often offered, such as “Ask the Expert”, tool sharpening and, based on availability, drought-tolerant plant sales.

Neighborhood Landscape Fairs are coordinated through Homeowner, Neighborhood and Property Owner Associations.

For others, check UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 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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  • Please choose from the following list of topics that our speakers can provide: