Tag Archives: Gardening and Waterwise

July 5th, 2019

Texas Native Trails Working Workshop

Learn about Texas native plants while working in the Garden. We will discuss our natives’ growing requirements, characteristics, ethnobotanical and wildscape uses and learn to identify them in a naturalistic setting. Our work will be in the Native Trails areas of the Garden removing invasive plants, repairing trails, and planting new natives. Wear comfortable clothing; tools, snacks, and hydration provided. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.

Fee: Free to the public; registration required.
Instructor: Gary Poole, San Antonio Botanical Garden Conservation and Adult Programs Specialist; Master Naturalist; Native Plant Society of Texas, member

Register for July 24

July 5th, 2019

Environmental Flows: The San Antonio River Perspective

In this Lunch and Learn opportunity, Gregg Eckhardt will discuss the art and science of the environmental flows that are needed to maintain healthy aquatic and riparian ecosystems in the San Antonio/Guadalupe River basin and San Antonio Bay.
Fee: $10 includes a choice of 3 box lunch options ($9 member), $5 for program only ($4.50 member).

Instructor: Gregg Eckhardt, Senior Analyst for the San Antonio Water System and Member of the State of Texas Expert Science Team for Environmental Flows

Register for July 19

July 5th, 2019

Texas Native Trails Working Workshop

Learn about Texas native plants while working in the Garden. We will discuss our natives’ growing requirements, characteristics, ethnobotanical and wildscape uses and learn to identify them in a naturalistic setting. Our work will be in the Native Trails areas of the Garden removing invasive plants, repairing trails, and planting new natives. Wear comfortable clothing; tools, snacks, and hydration provided. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.

Fee: Free to the public; registration required.
Instructor: Gary Poole, San Antonio Botanical Garden Conservation and Adult Programs Specialist; Master Naturalist; Native Plant Society of Texas, member

Register for July 17

July 5th, 2019

Texas Native Trails Working Workshop

Learn about Texas native plants while working in the Garden. We will discuss our natives’ growing requirements, characteristics, ethnobotanical and wildscape uses and learn to identify them in a naturalistic setting. Our work will be in the Native Trails areas of the Garden removing invasive plants, repairing trails, and planting new natives. Wear comfortable clothing; tools, snacks, and hydration provided. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.

Fee: Free to the public; registration required.
Instructor: Gary Poole, San Antonio Botanical Garden Conservation and Adult Programs Specialist; Master Naturalist; Native Plant Society of Texas, member

Register for July 10

May 21st, 2019

Seed Collection from Native Plants

Participants will learn about the common plants of Central Texas, the characteristics of the seeds they produce, when to gather, how to store and how to germinate these seeds. Attendees will also practice gathering seeds in the garden and receive a free plant. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.
Fee: $15 ($13.50 member); WaterSaver Rewards Eligible.
Instructor: Michael Eason, author, conservation botanist, and head of SABG Rare Plant Conservation Dept.
Register for June 15

May 21st, 2019

Texas Native Trails Working Workshop

Learn about Texas native plants while working in the Garden. We will discuss our natives’ growing requirements, characteristics, ethnobotanical and wildscape uses and learn to identify them in a naturalistic setting. Our work will be in the Native Trails areas of the Garden removing invasive plants, repairing trails, and planting new natives. Wear comfortable clothing; tools, snacks, and hydration provided. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.

Fee: Free to the public; registration required; WaterSaver Rewards Eligible.
Instructor: Gary Poole, San Antonio Botanical Garden Conservation and Adult Programs Specialist; Master Naturalist; Native Plant Society of Texas, member

Register for June 12

April 8th, 2019

Hill Country Native Plant Working Workshop

Learn about Texas native Hill Country plants: their growing requirements, characteristics, ethnobotanical and wildscape uses. Participants will also be able to identify invasive plants, practice removing them from native beds, and install new natives in the Hill Country landscape area. Wear comfortable clothing; tools, snacks, and hydration provided. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.

Fee: Free to the public; registration required.

Instructor: Gary Poole, San Antonio Botanical Garden Conservation Coordinator

Register for May 29

April 8th, 2019

Plants of the Edwards Plateau: Ethnobotany and Wildscape Uses

Participants will learn about the common plants of the Edwards Plateau and Hill Country, their relationship to human culture and wildlife, tour the Texas Native Trails areas of the SABG to view these plants in their natural setting and receive a free Texas native plant. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.
Fee: $15 ($13.50 member)
Instructor: Michael Eason, author, conservation botanist, and head of SABG Rare Plant Conservation Dep
Register for May 25

April 8th, 2019

Hill Country Native Plant Working Workshop

Learn about Texas native Hill Country plants: their growing requirements, characteristics, ethnobotanical and wildscape uses. Participants will also be able to identify invasive plants, practice removing them from native beds, and install new natives in the Hill Country landscape area. Wear comfortable clothing; tools, snacks, and hydration provided. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.

Fee: Free to the public; registration required.

Instructor: Gary Poole, San Antonio Botanical Garden Conservation Coordinator

Register for May 22

April 8th, 2019

Native Milkweed Propagation

Learn about native milkweeds: growing and propagation techniques. Part classroom and part hands-on preparation of seeds. Take home a tray of potting soil with seeds prepared for germination and propagation in their gardens. Sponsored by San Antonio Water System.
Fee: $20 ($18 member)
Instructor: Cleve Powell, native plant propagator
Register for May 18