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Resources for Gardeners

For inquiries contact Angela Hartsell, Community Gardens Manager.

Green Spaces Alliance’s Community Garden Network now boasts 39 beautiful gardens!

Learn about Gardening

Green Spaces hosts multiple community gardening workshops each year that provide gardeners with regionally-appropriate gardening techniques as they get hands-on training from local experts.

Check out our offerings!

 

Report your attendance at a garden-related or community-building workshop.

Member gardens of the GSA network are required to attend a minimum of five workshops per year.

“Thank you for all that you do with Green Spaces Alliance, every function I’ve attended has been helpful and interesting…” -Michael G.

How to Start a Community Garden

1. Build your community group.
2. Define your garden’s purpose.
3. Select a garden site.
4. Determine leaders and delegate tasks.
5. Gather resources and support.

Our community gardens program manager will offer you advice and visit your group or your garden.

Funding for Community Gardens

1. Starter Funding from Green Spaces
These awards provide facilitation, advice, and some funding to help gardeners get started. Groups of eight or more unrelated individuals who want to start a garden in their neighborhood may apply. Organized neighborhood associations, non-profit corporations, public institutions, and unincorporated neighbor groups are also encouraged to apply when they meet the eligibility criteria. Read the guidelines and fill out an application today.

The next community garden informational meeting will be held on June 25, 2014.

Reserve your spot today to learn about the funding process.

Contact us for more information.

Learn how to attract more community to your garden with:

Garden Signage Tips and Social Media

3. Other Funding Opportunities are also Available to Community Gardens

Keep Community Gardens Growing

There are several ways that you can help keep community gardens growing:

1. Volunteer on one or more occasions at one or more gardens.
2. Donate to Green Spaces Alliance or become a member.
3. Donate underused equipment to community gardens in San Antonio.
4. Sponsor a tree, bench, planter box, set of tools, or a whole garden and have your name posted in that garden.
5. Offer your expertise.
6. Attend a workshop.

Tool Library Inventory

Gardeners within Green Spaces Alliance’s network are welcome to borrow any of the tools below to help keep their community gardens growing.

  • Tillers
  • Various Tools
  • Gloves and Goggles…

For a full list, and to request equipment, community gardeners should log-in to the garden forum.

Related Websites

American Community Gardening Association
Bexar County Master Gardeners
Alamo Area Master Naturalists
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
San Antonio Botanical Garden

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