Tag Archives: gardening

October 3rd, 2018

Protecting Our Most Endangered Plants

The Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) has the daunting task of identifying, conserving, and propagating endangered plants. Join Michael Eason as he discusses the work of the CPC, its partnership with San Antonio Botanical Garden, and the specific plants for which SABOT has responsibility. Participants will tour the gardens and the CPC greenhouse and receive a plant for their gardens. Sponsored by SAWS and generously supported by a grant from Andeavor.

Instructor: Michael Eason, conservation botanist and author, Wildflowers of Texas

Fee: $15 ($13.50 members)

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August 21st, 2018

Gardening With Natives That Attract Butterflies and Birds

Saturday, September 22 |10am-12:30pm

Join Jana Gibbons and discover how to turn your yard into a magnet for butterflies and birds using native Texas plants. Learn which plants attract which critters and see the plants in their native state as Jana leads a walk through the garden. Participants receive a wildlife-friendly plant! Handouts available. Sponsored by San Antonio Water Systems.

Fee: $25 (Members $22.50)

Instructor: Jana Gibbons, Master Naturalist; member, Native Plant Society

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August 14th, 2018

Herbs For Use and For Delight

Locally grown herbs can be used in many delightful ways. Floral arrangements, food flavorings, perfume and medicine are just a few. Join herbalist Leslie Bingham and you will learn how to plan and execute your own herb garden, what herbs grow best in our climate, what soils and amendments to use, and how to use these herbs in medicinal salves and recipes. Participants will receive an inaugural plant for their herb garden and a booklet of recipes. They will also enjoy a tasting and learn about a self-watering container.

Fee: $25 ($22.50 members)

Instructor: Leslie Bingham, herbalist

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May 29th, 2018

Healthy Trees and Certified Arborist Preparation Class

4 Fridays starting September 7th: Sept 7, Sept 14, Sept 21 (skip Sept 28) Oct 5th

This course was designed for the citizen who wants to stay safe while improving the health of trees and learn more about the value of trees and also prepare professional arborists for an ISA Certified Arborist examination. .

Course schedule:
•September 7: Tree Identification,Tree Biology, Installation and Establishment, Soil Science
•September 14: Water Management, Tree Nutrition and Fertilization,Tree Selection, Tree Support
•September 21: Plant Health Care, Diagnosis and Plant Disorders, Pruning and Oak Wilt,Tree Assessment and Risk Management
•October 5: Trees and Construction, Urban Forestry, Tree Worker Safety, Climbing and Working in Trees
Fee: $300 includes all four classes as well as the Arborist Certification Study Guide (a $115 value)
Course offered in Partnership with the San Antonio Arborist Association and Alamo Forest Partnership.

Limited seating – register early!

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April 23rd, 2018

The Beauty and Benefits of Butterflies: Planting for Monarchs, Swallowtails, Fritillaries and More!

Looking to attract butterflies to your garden? In this class you will learn the importance of a healthy habitat for butterflies and other pollinators in your garden. Learn how the use of native plants for butterflies helps reduce the use of water and pesticides. Through a first-hand look, you will learn to how to plan and plant your garden. And, you will learn which host plants to make available for different species of butterflies. In Partnership with SAWS = 1 SAWS rewards point.
Instructor: Drake White, Owner of Nectar Bar, a Certified Texas Master Naturalist, and project Manager of the Butterfly Learning Center at Phil Hardberger Park.
Fee:  $25.00
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January 8th, 2018

Bird Walk

Bird Walks are scheduled every third Saturday, except during the summer months.
Meet at 9:00 am in the Greenwood Breezeway for a walk that starts at 9:15 am with a birding docent. Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at San Antonio Water System, walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.

Register here for January 20th Bird walk