3310 N. New Braunfels, San Antonio, Texas, 78209, United States

  • November 15, 2021
    12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Bill Swantner, Master Gardener, Presenter

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

Dirt, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. It is, Terence McLaughlin suggests, “evidence of the imperfections of life, a constant reminder of change and decay. It is the dark side of all human activities –human because it is only in our judgements that things are dirty; there is no such material as absolute dirt.” Dirt comes in legion shapes, colors, smells and textures. Even more fascinating than the phenomenon of dirt itself, however, is the variety of people’s attitudes toward it.

One man’s dirt is another man’s garden”.

Session 2: Potting Soil Demonstration & Workshop

Come Join Us and Explore – Dirt -vs- Potting Soils (Topsoil is dirt, and potting soil isn’t.)

True potting soil is actually “soil-less.” Topsoil is for planting in the ground. … Topsoil is sand or clay (ground-up rocks) mixed with organic materials such as compost. Potting soil is a mixture of peat moss and other organic materials such as composted sawdust. Although Bill is not “Old as Dirt” he has a lot of gardening experience and some very informative things to say.  Please join us!