Map: New community gardens join Green Spaces Alliance

Five new gardens have joined Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas, whose mission is to keep South Texas green and support the creation of gardens in San Antonio's neighborhoods.

Recently added gardens include Olmos Park Terrace, Refugee Place, Jardin del Sol, Austin Pointe and High Country. Ceremonies to celebrate the new gardens will be held from 6 p.m. to dark Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Olmos Park Terrace and from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 30 at High Country.

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Green Spaces Alliance encourages individuals and groups to get involved in their community garden network. According to www.greensatx.org:
Families, businesses and incorporated groups may become supporting members of Green Spaces Alliance, start a community garden and join the network or volunteer on one or more occasions at one or more gardens.
 
Community Garden Network members share knowledge, experiences, techniques and excess resources with other network community gardens by
  • Utilizing the services of Green Spaces Alliance and other organizations that will sustain their garden over time and through transitions.
  • Attending informative workshops that will extend their knowledge base.
  • Strengthening their ability to maintain a healthy community garden.
  • Spreading the word about how community gardens benefit the community and the environment.

Now is the time to start thinking about how to prepare your community or personal garden for the winter months. Green Spaces Alliance offers a series of "Work(ing)shops" that are free and open to the public. A class on "Winter Garden Prep and Protection" will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 13 at River Road Community Garden, corner of Huisache Avenue and Allison Road. Capacity is limited. To RSVP, call Angela Hartsell at (210) 222-8430 or e-mail angela@greenspacesalliance.org.

Do you have photos of your community garden you'd like to share and add to our map? Please e-mail them along with caption information to news@nowcastsa.org.

 


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