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555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
210-536-1400 www.sabot.org

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February 2019

The Blue Zone: Long Life Cuisine (Sardinia, Italy) 

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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The Blue Zone: Long Life Cuisine (Sardinia, Italy) | February 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm  Sardinia, Italy: explore the sweet and savory foods of this unique mountainous AND coastal Mediterranean region, where people are known to live the longest on earth. People in some areas of the world are known for living a long and healthy life, to a large degree from their local diets. We explore these places’ cuisines, and celebrate delicious, healthy recipes through multi-course demonstration and tasting. And we’ll harvest from…

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Cocktail Scavenger Hunt

February 24 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Cocktail Scavenger Hunt | February 24 | 12:30pm-3:30pm Hunt, snap, sip! Challenge yourself and your companions to a Cocktail Scavenger Hunt. Find and photograph ingredients growing in the Garden and then then present them to a bartender in exchange for a refreshing cocktail (Ages 21+). Fee: $20.00 per adult ($18.00 members) Register for February 24

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Tai Chi 24 Form Level 1

February 26 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Tai Chi 24 Form Level 1 Tuesdays, February 12-May 7 | 9:30am-10:30am Tai chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today's busy lifestyles and improve health. Anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can do it. Practice "meditation in motion" with Ming Xie, who has taught Tai chi for over 25 years. Fee: $130 ($117 members) for 12 week session Instructor: Ming Xie Click here to register for Tuesdays, 9:30am

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Tai Chi 42 Form   

February 26 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Tai Chi 42 Form Tuesdays, February 12-May 7 | 10:30am-11:30am  Tai chi Quan 42 form is a standard competition form which combines movements drawn from Tai chi's  Chen, Yang, Wu and Sun styles.  This popular form has received a lot of positive attention for being a challenging, fluid form which loads the body with great energy, offering health benefits and comprehensive techniques.  Class requirement: students must have learned a level one class Yang 24 form or Chen 18 short form…

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Hill Country Native Plant Workshop

February 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Hill Country Native Plant Workshop | February 27 | 9am-12pm Want to learn about Texas Native plant landscaping? This workshop is an incredible opportunity to get your hands dirty and work beside experts updating part of the Botanical Garden! Learn about native Hill Country plants—requirements, cultural and wildscape uses –then actually remove and replace invasive plants with specially selected Hill Country natives. The Garden will provided all tools, as well as snacks and beverages. It is recommend to wear comfortable…

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Terrarium Volunteer Educator Training

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Do you love sharing your passion for the environment with children? Join our School Programs Team as a volunteer educators! Volunteer educators learn how to guide children to build terrariums, and how to use terrariums as a tool to teach children about ecosystems, plant adaptations, the water cycle, and the importance of environmental stewardship. Our program uses experiential learning and inquiry-based design principles, outdoor learning experiences and real-world applications to teach the importance of plants. Shifts for the Terrarium Ecosystem…

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March 2019

Sustainability Walk

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Sustainability Walk | March 1, 10am-11:30am Learn how the Garden showcases ways to conserve scarce resources. Its infrastructure, architecture and plants offer important lessons on building sustainable communities. Join our specially trained docents on a walk to examine these diverse features. Participants meet behind the Admissions kiosk and the walk begins at 10am. Fee: Included with membership or general admission ($12-$9); registration is required. Instructor: Donald Strandberg Register for March 1

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Tai Chi 24 Form Level 1

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Tai Chi 24 Form Level 1 Saturdays, February 16-May 11 | 9:30am-10:30am  Tai chi uses gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today's busy lifestyles and improve health. Anyone, regardless of age or physical ability, can do it. Practice "meditation in motion" with Ming Xie, who has taught Tai chi for over 25 years. Fee: $130 ($117 members) for 12 week session Instructor: Ming Xie Click here to register for Saturdays, 9:30am

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Spring Children’s Vegetable Garden:16-week session begins

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Spring Children’s Vegetable Garden: 16-week session begins Saturdays, March 2-June 15 | 8am-12pm The Garden is proud to present one of the nation’s oldest youth gardening programs. Children ages 7-16 get their hands-on horticulture with the help of our partner organizations, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bexar County Master Gardeners. The Children’s Vegetable Garden Program at the San Antonio Botanical Garden is an opportunity for children to grow their own vegetables and ornamental plants with the help of instructors…

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Native Plant Walk

March 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with Master Naturalists. Learn about how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, and work in landscapes and what their growing requirements are. Topics include: medicinal uses of native plants as well as their historical and cultural uses, and which are favored by birds, butterflies and other wildlife. There are more than 250 plant species in collections that represent three ecosystems. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System. Fee: Included with paid admission ($12-9)…

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Tai Chi 42 Form 

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Tai Chi 42 Form     Saturdays, February 16-May 11 | 10:30am-11:30am Tai chi Quan 42 form is a standard competition form which combines movements drawn from Tai chi's  Chen, Yang, Wu and Sun styles.  This popular form has received a lot of positive attention for being a challenging, fluid form which loads the body with great energy, offering health benefits and comprehensive techniques.  Class requirement: students must have learned a level one class Yang 24 form or Chen 18 short…

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Splashing in No Name Creek resumes!

March 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Splashing in No Name Creek resumes! Included with membership or general admission ($12-$9). Children will delight in hearing a clap of thunder in Thunder Ridge and then seeing a stream of water begin to fill the Greehey Family Foundation “No Name Creek.” On warm days, families are invited to dip their feet and splash in the creek to cool off while exploring the bluffs of Limestone Ledge. Here are some ideas on what to bring: Pack a picnic or grab…

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Lifestyles for Longevity (Sardinia, Italy)

March 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Discover the lifestyle habits of the world’s cultures where people live the longest, known as the Blue Zones. We’ll explore these hotspots where community, physical movement, food, and well-being play key roles. Learn lifestyle tips from these areas and see how they can translate to your own life! During each program, enjoy multiple recipe samplings of the delicious flavors of Blue Zone diets from around the world, using produce right from our own culinary garden. Fee: $25 ($22.50 members) March…

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CHEF: Kids & Family Cooking Class (Cooking with the Best Dietary Fats)

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Cooking with the Best Dietary Fats! Bring the whole family to the Garden and learn how to cook! Join Chef Dave for a family-friendly culinary class that combines nutrition and cooking basics. Enjoy a savory appetizer when you arrive, then roll up your sleeves to prepare (and taste!) several delicious and healthy recipes. This class is recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. Families will leave with recipes developed by the Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF) program.…

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Farm Fresh Flavors

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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See and taste what we are harvesting in the Garden and locally this season. Chefs, growers, producers and purveyors will showcase locally grown produce and artisanal gourmet foods, and combine them into amazing seasonal culinary delights! Fee: $25.00 per class ($22.50 members) Instructor: Chef Dave Terrazas, MA, Culinary and Wellness Program Specialist, SABOT Register for March 7

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Spring Break Sand Week

March 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Spring Break Sand Week – March 8-15 | 9am-5pm Kick-off Spring Break at the Garden with Sand Week! Ted Seibert, Master Sand Sculptor, will be at the Garden building an amazing sculpture on-site. Inspired to create your own work of art? Sand pails and shovels will be available for guests to try their hand at sculpting and playing with sand in the Family Adventure Garden. Pack your favorite SANDwiches for a picnic and bring a swimsuit to cool off in…

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Foodie Cinema: The Alamo

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Join us at the Garden as we screen films with great food scenes while enjoying samples of Colonial Texan dishes from, or inspired by, the movie. Paired wines and amazing sunsets, included! Learn about seasonal and geographic-based foods during a short culinary talk with the Garden’s own Chef Dave Terrazas and special guests. Fee: $35.00 ($31.50 members) Register for March 8

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Gardens and Yoga

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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All levels and ages are invited to enjoy a meditation in motion in the beauty of the Botanical Garden. Please join the AC Power Yoga team for a fun, active, and relaxing yoga practice on the third Saturday of the month. Everyone is welcome. Wear comfortable clothes to move in and bring a yoga mat. Note: If the temperature is below 70° class will be held indoors Fee: $15 per person per class ($13.50 members) Instructor: Morelia Cepeda, AC Power…

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Spring Break Plant Sale

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Plant Sale- March 9, 10, 11 | 10am-5pm Members enjoy early shopping at 9am.   Plants make people happy! Discover a wide variety of native plants, succulents, grasses, and butterfly-friendly plants during the Spring Break Plant Sale. Our friendly and knowledgeable volunteers will be on-site to help you find the perfect plants for your garden. Admission is not required to shop the plant sale which is located in front of the Admission Kiosk. However, admission is required to visit the…

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Cocina Botanica: Food of the Alamo

March 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Food of the Alamo - Exploration of Tejano, Texian, and Mexican Army foods in 1836. Advancing San Antonio’s designation as ‘Creative City of Gastronomy’ by UNESCO (only the second city in the U.S. to earn this distinction and first in Texas), the Garden’s culinary programming encourages guests to discover delicious fruits, fresh garden vegetables, and savory herbs that thrive in South Texas. Join us for seasonal classes that showcase San Antonio’s thriving culinary scene and local talent. Fee: $25.00 ($22.50 members)…

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Little Sprouts: Wiggling Worms

March 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Discover why worms are so important to you and me. Bring your little one, age 3-5 years, to the Garden for kid-friendly fun! Each Little Sprout Monday includes storytelling, kids’ crafts and hands-on explorations at your child’s pace. Fee: $10 per adult and $5 per child. A parent or guardian must stay with the child. All children and adults attending must be registered separately. Register for March 11

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Native Plant Walk

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with Master Naturalists. Learn about how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, and work in landscapes and what their growing requirements are. Topics include: medicinal uses of native plants as well as their historical and cultural uses, and which are favored by birds, butterflies and other wildlife. There are more than 250 plant species in collections that represent three ecosystems. Fee: Walk is included with admission. Registration required. Special thanks to SAWS…

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Dog Days: Rovers and Clovers

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Dog Days: Rovers and Clovers | March 16-17, 9am-5pm | Saturday activities 10am-2pm Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your lucky dog! It’s a dog-friendly weekend at the Garden with swimming pools and water bowls throughout the Garden. Have brunch on the patio with your pup at Rosella at the Garden before heading out for a stroll. Tag your photos #RoversClovers and we’ll share them! Proceeds from the weekend benefit local animal charities. Admission ($12-$9) per person + $5 per leashed…

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Succulent Arrangement

March 16 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Walk the succulent wall with succulent grower, Don Clowe, and learn how to artfully display and maintain containers of succulents. Plant a succulent arrangement with Master Gardener, Stephanie Jones. Fee: $45 ($40.50 members) includes materials. Instructors: Master Gardener, Stephanie Jones and succulent grower, Don Clowe Register for March 16

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Ethnobotany of the Plants on the South Texas Trail

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Learn about the culinary, medicinal, ceremonial, and other ethnobotanical uses of plants commonly found on the South Texas Plains. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System. Fee: Included with membership or general admission ($12-$9); registration required. Instructor: Gary Poole, Texas Master Naturalist, member Native Plant Society of Texas Register for March 18

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Lunch and Learn: 30 Bugs Every Gardener Should Know

March 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Not every insect in your garden is a villain. Learn how to recognize beneficial and non-beneficial bugs and insects in your landscape. Entomologist Molly Keck will introduce you to the most common in San Antonio at this Lunch and Learn. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System. Fee: $10- Includes Box lunch (Chips, soda and 1 of 3 sub choices: cheese, tuna or turkey. Sorry, no substitutions available). Select meal choice on registration (available until noon 3/19/19). $5 program only (meal…

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WaterSaver Walk

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore our WaterSaver Gardens with a Master Naturalist. Learn the characteristics of different drought tolerant landscapes. Come see what’s in bloom! Fee: Walk is included with admission. Registration required. Special thanks to SAWS for their sponsorship support! Guide: Linda Cace Register for March 21

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Plant-based Cooking

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Vegan and Vegetarian cuisine continues to grow quickly in popularity in San Antonio, and there’s a good reason why – it’s delicious! Come to the Garden for a “green” culinary experience, focusing on localism and seasonality, and well as exotic colors, textures, and amazing flavors! Fee: $25.00 ($22.50 member) Register for March 21

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Native Texas Pollinators: Bees, Wasps, and Flies

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Everyone knows about honeybees and butterflies but some native pollinators “fly” under the radar! In fact, these little known pollinators are extremely valuable to our landscapes and lives. Learn about them and how you can design landscapes that support them. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System. Fee: $20 ($18 member) Instructor: Molly Keck, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program Specialist in Integrated Pest Management and Board Certified Entomologist Register for March 23

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Climate Change Talk

March 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Botanical Garden Hosts Climate Change Talk Climate Scientist To Discuss Research and Policies Of Climate Change The San Antonio Botanical Garden invites the community to join the conversation about climate change with climate scientist Dr. Andrew Dessler. The talk, Climate Change: The Evidence, Why You Should Be Worried, and What We Can Do About It, is on Sunday, March 24, 2019 from 1pm-3pm. Doors open at 12:30pm. Seating is limited to the first 100 people. The talk is in partnership…

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Photography Series: Composition Theory

March 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Students will look at some basic composition techniques that will dramatically improve their images. By applying one or more of these composition rules, your photos will go from looking amateurish to professional. This class is very interactive and includes lots of examples to help students absorb the information through repetition. Fee: $35 (31.50 members) Instructor: Victor Watson of Schertz Photography Register for March 27

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CHEF: Kids & Family Cooking Class (Power of Proteins)

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Bring the whole family to the Garden and learn how to cook! Join Chef Dave for a family-friendly culinary class that combines nutrition and cooking basics. Enjoy a savory appetizer when you arrive, then roll up your sleeves to prepare (and taste!) several delicious and healthy recipes. This class is recommended for families with children ages 5 and up. Families will leave with recipes developed by the Culinary Health Education for Families (CHEF) program. Sign up for all five classes!…

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The Blue Zone: Long Life Cuisine (Okinawa, Japan)

March 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Enjoy the earthy root vegetable and pork-driven cuisine, along with exotic umami-rich delicacies of Japan’s tropical island. People in some areas of the world are known for living a long and healthy life, to a large degree from their local diets. We explore these places’ cuisines, and celebrate delicious, healthy recipes through multi-course demonstration and tasting. And we’ll harvest from our own garden, as well! Fee: $25.00 ($22.50 member) Register for March 30

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Cocktail Scavenger Hunt

March 31 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Hunt, snap, sip! Challenge yourself and your companions to a Cocktail Scavenger Hunt. Find and photograph ingredients growing in the Garden and then then present them to a bartender in exchange for a refreshing cocktail. (Ages 21+). Fee: $20.00 ($18.00 members). Register for March 31

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April 2019

Purple Martins: Their Role and Requirements in San Antonio Ecosystems

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Educator and purple martin enthusiast, John Henry, shares his knowledge of purple martins: their habits, habitat requirements, role in our ecosystems, and how to attract them to your yard. Class will include a tour of the Garden birdhouses. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System. Fee: Included with membership or general admission($12-9). Registration required! John Henry, retired educator and purple martin house manager at the Garden for 15 years Register for April 6

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Native Plant Walk

April 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with Master Naturalists. Learn about how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, and work in landscapes and what their growing requirements are. Topics include: medicinal uses of native plants as well as their historical and cultural uses, and which are favored by birds, butterflies and other wildlife. There are more than 250 plant species in collections that represent three ecosystems. Fee: Walk is included with admission. Registration required. Special thanks to SAWS…

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May 2019

Botanical Soap Making

May 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Liberty Heise will demonstrate the art of soap making using botanicals for color, smell, texture and simple beauty. Participants will receive information on preparation of different foraged botanicals and will cut and take home their own soap. Fee: $25 ($22.50 for members). Instructor: Liberty Heise Register for May 4

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Native Plant Walk

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until May 17, 2019

San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with Master Naturalists. Learn about how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, and work in landscapes and what their growing requirements are. Topics include: medicinal uses of native plants as well as their historical and cultural uses, and which are favored by birds, butterflies and other wildlife. There are more than 250 plant species in collections that represent three ecosystems. Fee: Walk is included with admission. Registration required. Special thanks to SAWS…

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Brews and Blooms

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
San Antonio Botanical Garden, 555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209 United States
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Saturday, May 25, 2019 6:00pm – 7:00pm Premium Admission 7:00pm – 10:00pm General Admission Early Bird Tickets On Sale January 31 – February 15 Early Bird General Tickets $35 / Early Bird Premium ticket $65 / Designated Driver $17 SABOT Member General admission $35 / SABOT Member Premium ticket $65 / Designated Driver $17 General admission $40 / SABOT Member Premium ticket $70 / Designated Driver $17 The San Antonio Botanical Garden is excited about its 14th semiannual Brews and Blooms event on May 25th,…

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