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Sow, Grow, Savor: Beacon Hill Community Garden

Sow, Grow, Savor: Beacon Hill Community Garden Tracy Hobson Lehmann www.ExpressNews.com May 2, 2014   With a garden, a once-vacant corner lot has blossomed into a space that feeds neighbors. Who's sowing: About 14 families from Beacon...

Community garden uses ancient watering method

Community garden uses ancient watering method KSAT.com April 2, 2014   video platform video management video solutions video player

Farm To Table: The Chef’s Cooperative and the True Nature of Hospitality

Farm To Table: The Chef’s Cooperative and the True Nature of Hospitality Tami Kegley Rivard Report February 10th, 2014 Our first glimpse of the Chef’s Cooperative came at the opening of Dorćol Distillery in the SoFlo Art District back in D...

People’s Garden Offers More Than Fresh Produce to Latino Neighborhood

People’s Garden Offers More Than Fresh Produce to Latino Neighborhood Salud America! The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Research Network to Prevent Obesity Among Latino Children San Antonio is home to a thriving Latino community, making up m...

Re-Imagining Payday Lending In San Antonio

Re-Imagining Payday Lending In San Antonio Eileen Pace TPR September 25, 2013   Faith-based organization Together for the City is about to launch a new alternative to payday lending that the group hopes will help financially-strapped f...

"Art For Water" Combines Education With Art

"Art For Water" Combines Education With Art Fox S.A. Staff Fox San Antonio August 20, 2013 Combining education and art, Green Spaces Alliance is hosting a family-friendly weekend event at The Alamo Heights Community Garden. Titled "Art...

Garden grows much more than veggies

Garden grows much more than veggies Daniella Diaz San Antonio Express-News August 8, 2013 When Christion Espinoza, 15, was put on probation after a fight two years ago, he showed up at the Green Bridges community youth garden at Chapel Hill...

Patsy Inglet Awarded William Dutcher Award

Patsy Inglet Awarded William Dutcher Award Alamo Area Master Naturalists August, 2013 CONGRATULATIONS TO PATSY INGLET for winning the prestigious William Dutcher Award, presented at the National Audubon Convention, which took place in Stevenson,...

Photo Calendar Offers Stewardship Lessons For Children

Photo Calendar Offers Stewardship Lessons For Children Eileen Pace Texas Public Radio July 30, 2013 This is the 10th year for the Picture Your World calendar benefiting the San Antonio chapter of Green Space Alliance. The...

People turn out to oppose subdivision near bat cave

People turn out to oppose subdivision near bat cave Colin McDonald MySA May 30, 2013 The City Council spent three hours Wednesday night listening to people opposed to the planned Crescent Hills subdivision next to the Bracken Bat Cave in...

Say YES to the Senate Farm Bill

Say YES to the Senate Farm Bill The emerging hope is that a new five year Farm Bill will be in place before the August recess and you can help make this happen. The Senate Farm Bill goes to the Senate floor for debate next Monday.  Please call ...

Community Gardens Sprout Answers to Food Security and Community Space

Community Gardens Sprout Answers to Food Security and Community Space Catherine Meyrat The Rivard Report March 27, 2013   The word “urban” typically brings up visuals of high-rise buildings, traffic and fast-paced lunch breaks – not a...

Children Photographers Capture Nature

Children Photographers Capture Nature Jim Webb Schertz Magazine March 2013   On a lovely autumn day, nine youth photographers, accompanied by parents and siblings, arrived to spend the afternoon at a Schertz treasure, privately owned...

Cultivating Good Health

Cultivating Good Health An East Side community garden shows that change is best served fresh M.R. Brown San Antonio Magazine February 2013 Just a few short years ago Ivan Bermejo would not have been anybody’s poster boy for healthy eating. N...

Spotlight: Community Organization, Green Spaces Alliance

Spotlight: Community Organization Green Spaces Alliance Junior League of San Antonio, Inc. January 2013 Many people would describe gardening as a labor of love. This adage takes on a whole new meaning for members of JLSA’s Community Placement, G...

Volunteers lend a hand with MLK preparations

Volunteers lend a hand with MLK preparations Scott Huddleston San Antonio Express-News January 19, 2013   Trevor Denn mused on the value of community as he brushed sky-blue paint on the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. 's words displayed...

Youth photography workshop connects students with pro-photographer, naturalist

Low-cost workshop pairs local youth with pro-photographers and naturalists Tracy Idell Hamilton CPS Energy Blog January 25, 2013   Claire and Emma Weber are regulars. So are Douglas and Greg Rigdon. All four San Antonio youngsters,...

Giving a little back with cover crops

Giving a little back with cover crops Tracy Hobson Lehmann San Antonio Express-News Saturday, January 19, 2013 As gardens go, the patch next to the garage behind Nicholas Keel 's 100-year-old house in Government Hill doesn't look particularly...

New Guidebook Offers Latest Insight on Reducing Bird Collisions with Power Lines

New Guidebook Offers Latest Insight on Reducing Bird Collisions with Power Lines U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Avian Power Line Interaction Committee Release State-of-The-Art Guidance U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service December 20, 2012   The...

Congratulations to our partners Green Spaces Alliance

Congratulations to our partners Green Spaces Alliance Caesar Valdillez Southtown Garden October 21, 2012   Friday, Oct. 19th, our partners the Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas personally received the Mayor’s Award for their involvement w...

Breaking the Mold: Jefferson Community Garden sets Monticello Park’s Home Tour apart from others

Breaking the Mold Jefferson Community Garden sets Monticello Park’s Home Tour apart from others Sarah Rice October 22, 2012 What lures people to live in Monticello Park?  Likely, the unique historic character plays a role in their de...

2012 Water Saver Landscape Tour Congratulates Olmos Park Terrace Community Garden

2012 Water Saver Landscape Tour Congratulates Olmos Park Terrace Community Garden   October 1, 2012 Congratulations to the Olmos Park Terrace Community Garden! They were selected to be part of the 2012 Water Saver Landscape Tour hosted by...

Kids combine lessons in math and gardening

Kids combine lessons in math and gardening Tracy Hobson Lehmann San Antonio Express-News August 12, 2012   It was a typical old-fashioned summer morning. Eight children ran and laughed, jostled for turns, played in water, picked up bugs...

Project Orange Thumb helps east side set up community garden

Project Orange Thumb helps east side set up community garden A community garden is springing up today on the city’s east side thanks to a project that only reaches a few cities each year. Ryan Loyd Texas Public Radio August 16, 2012 This i...

Ancient irrigation lives on in local gardens

Ancient irrigation lives on in local gardens NOWcastSA July 18, 2012 During a visit to the Beacon Hill Community Garden ceramics artist Diana Kersey explains an irrigation technique using "Ollas." The technique, used in Asia, North Africa...

South Texas Food Revolutions

South Texas Food Revolutions NOWcastSA 07/25/12   REPLAY THE VIDEO : Ten San Antonio-area visionaries gave lively presentations about how they're changing the way we eat and think about food in South Texas. The July 24 event at Aldaco's...

Tax Incentive Needs Senate Co-sponsors

Tax Incentive Needs Senate Co-sponsors Land Trust Alliance July 26, 2012   We are headed for a fall showdown on tax policy. The enhanced easement incentive expired at the end of 2011 and Congress will soon decide whether to retroactively ...

Conserving Water and Increasing Food Security in South Texas

Conserving Water and Increasing Food Security in South Texas Green Spaces Alliance Community Gardens Program Teams-up with the Junior League of San Antonio and New Belgium Brewery to Conserve Texas Water and Increase Food Security Angela Hartsell...

Growing Food in the Backyard

Growing Food in the Backyard More urbanites are planting vegetables and fruit trees and loving the results Jasmina Wellinghoff San Antonio Woman July/August 2012   Though for most of us, “gardening” entails lit...

Beacon Hill Community Garden

Beacon Hill Community Garden NOWcastSA July 15, 2012   The Beacon Hill Community Garden was founded in 2008, with funding from the Green Spaces Alliance . In this video, founding garden manager Tenna Florian explains the origins of...

Insider Update on Aquifer Protection Initiative: Approximately 50% of Funds Remaining

Insider Update on Aquifer Protection Initiative: Approximately 50% of Funds Remaining Allison Elder Braun & Gresham Attorneys at Law June 29, 2012   Yesterday I attended the Conservation Advisory Board (CAB) meeting, an advisory committee...

Challenging Families to a Nature Challenge

Challenging Families to a Nature Challenge Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas June 19, 2012   SAN ANTONIO, TX−Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas and Alamo Area Texas Nature Challenge invites families and kids to explore the Texas o...

Winning Youth Photographers Announced

Winning Youth Photographers Announced: The 2012 Green Spaces Alliance Youth Photography Contest Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas June 18, 2012 Professional photographers carefully selected six winning photographs from hundreds of high-quality...

Saving water, preserving land

Saving water, preserving land Colin McDonald San Antonio Express-News June 5, 2012   CONCAN — Levels of a colorless solvent that the Environmental Protection Agency links to liver damage and possibly cancer recently spiked i...

COMMUNITY PLACEMENT: ORGANIZATION SPOTLIGHT, Green Spaces Alliances

COMMUNITY PLACEMENT: ORGANIZATION SPOTLIGHT Green Spaces Alliances Junior League of San Antonio March, 2012 We only have one world, one community and one opportunity to make our world better. We’re excited to take another opportunity to make S...

Invasive plant threatens bluebonnets

Invasive plant threatens bluebonnets Jim Swift KXAN March 23, 2012 AUSTIN (KXAN) - A quarter of a mile west of the gate of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in South Austin, invasive plant expert Damon Waitt steps on a small shovel. He’s s...

Interfaith garden caters to refugees

Interfaith garden caters to refugees Abe Levy San Antonio Express-News March 23, 2012 In a meadow next to House of Prayer Lutheran Church , a series of box-shaped, wooden frames hold rich soil and the emerging signs of tomato plants, cucumber...

Youth Photography Contest

Youth Photography Contest San Antonio Living April 5, 2012

Fate of natural Texas rests on landowners and smart conservation

Fate of natural Texas rests on landowners and smart conservation Greg Harman San Antonio Current March 28, 2012 You don't need to ride our highways or jockey for parking at our many strip malls to know San Antonio has been growing. Thanks to...

San Antonio's Urban Core Gets a Little Greener

San Antonio's Urban Core Gets a Little Greener Angela Hartsell Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas March 15, 2012 Green Spaces Alliance (GSA) is a neighborhood resource center for enhancing the urban environment, sustaining nature, and engaging...

No automobiles, no clouds, but 40,000 people

No automobiles, no clouds, but 40,000 people Maria Luisa Cesar San Antonio Express-News March 5, 2012 Without a cloud in the sky and with temperatures in the 70s, an estimated 40,000 people joined the city's celebration of physical activity,...

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks America's Best Idea - the national parks - gets even better with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees .* Mark your calendar for these fee-free dates i...

Fiskars' Project Orange Thumb Awards Garden Makeover to Green Spaces Alliance

Fiskars' Project Orange Thumb Awards Garden Makeover to Green Spaces Alliance Fiskars Project Orange Thumb announced its 2012 grant and garden makeover recipients. These community organizations were chosen from among hundreds of worthy applicants...

Recycling Public Service Announcement

Recycling Public Service Announcements The San Antonio River Authority, along with the Olmos Basin Alliance and its marketing partner Thompson Marketing, recently wrapped shooting and post production of two very special 60-second PSAs geared to promote...

CPS Offers Green Shade Tree Rebates

Green Shade Tree Rebates Plant a Tree. Save Energy. Save Money. CPS Energy Not only are trees aesthetically pleasing, they also increase property value, provide cooling shade to your home's interior and exterior, remove pollutants from the...

Combating East Side violence with a community garden

Combating East Side violence with a community garden Darlene Dorse News 4 WOAI December 29, 2011 SAN ANTONIO - Yellow crime scene tape has stretched across many areas on the East Side recently because of a rash of shootings. Now neighbors...

Renee's Garden

  Buy your garden seeds from Renee's Garden Seeds and 25% of the order value will be donated to Green Spaces Alliance.     Here's how it works: 1. Go to reneesgarden.com and choose from a wide selection of gardening...

Beacon Hill Community Garden pavilion design/build

Beacon Hill Community Garden pavilion design/build UTSA.edu Last fall, twenty students in Darryl Ohlenbusch’s Senior Architecture Studio participated in bringing a shade structure to the community garden in the Beacon Hill area of San Antonio. L...

Public housing focuses on public health

Public housing focuses on public health Vegetable gardens are among local projects that target obesity and encourage exercise. Karissa King San Antonio Express-News September 7, 2011 From the seat of his wheelchair, Michael Tanner extends...

The 2011 Texas Drought and your garden

The 2011 Texas Drought and your garden Angela Hartsell Community Gardens Program Manager, Green Spaces Alliance What’s happening? Where’s the water? The Guadalupe River does not reach Canyon Lake. The Llano River in Llano is almost dry. T...

‘Save The Farm’ screening and urban garden discussion Monday at SWU

‘Save The Farm’ screening and urban garden discussion Monday at SWU foodfighter San Antonio Current August 19, 2011 Sometimes in the food fight, we take a few steps forward and a few more backward. Like First Lady Michelle Obama’s organic food ...
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Green Spaces Alliance aims to grow support base

Green Spaces Alliance aims to grow support base Andi Rodriguez San Antonio Business Journal August 19, 2011 It's not enough to have a great product," says Liz Tullis. "You have to create connection between it and your audience. Your success depends...

GSA Community Cultivator of the Year Award: Andrew Willems

GSA Community Cultivator of the Year Award: Andrew Willems Pictured above: Andrew Willems accepting the Community Cultivator Award from Green Spaces Alliance Community Garden Program Manager, Angela Hartsell.   A special thank you and congratulations...

Rainwater collection making a splash as drought lingers

Rainwater collection making a splash as drought lingers Pierre Bertrand San Antonio Express-News July 19, 2011 As one of the hottest and driest summers on record constricts outdoor water use, more homeowners and businesses are tapping their own...

Community Gardens: A Growing Trend Worth Trying

Community Gardens: A Growing Trend Worth Trying By Sarah Rice Simply put, a community garden is a geographic space that is collectively planted and managed by a group of people. The design, content, and method of management are determined by the...

Whole Earth Presents Contribution to Green Spaces

Whole Earth Presents Contribution to Green Spaces Whole Earth Provision Company July 3, 2011 April was ‘Earth Month’ at Whole Earth. One of the components was to raise money for local environmental organizations around the state of Texas. Our...

KCWX Explores San Antonio Gardens: Roosevelt Justice Community Garden

KCWX Explores San Antonio Gardens: Roosevelt Justice Community Garden Lauren Stamps KCWX June 28, 2011 Roosevelt Justice Community Garden 235 E. Mitchell at Mission Rd. San Antonio, TX Green Spaces Alliance is helping to green...

KCWX Explores San Antonio Gardens: Landa Community Garden

KCWX Explores San Antonio Gardens: Landa Community Garden Lauren Stamps & Lauren Kusnierz KCWX June 29, 2011 Landa Community Garden Landa Public Library 233 Bushnell San Antonio, TX www.landagardens.org/community-garden.html...

Look at drought as a welcome break from gardening

Look at drought as a welcome break from gardening Tracy Hobson Lehmann San Antonio Express-News July 9, 2011 The blush of purple that covered ceniza shrubs around town this week almost - almost - made me forget our crunchy brown lawns and mercury-boiling temperatures. Hope ...

Green Spaces Alliance: Xeriscaping Workshop

Green Spaces Alliance: Xeriscaping Workshop Merisa Ibrahimovic KCWX June 24, 2011 Green Spaces invites expert gardeners, community members, and volunteers to share theory and then direct participants in applying the techniques for regionally-appropriate...

KCWX Explores San Antonio Gardens: River Road Community Garden

KCWX Explores San Antonio Gardens: River Road Community Garden Merisa Ibrahimovic KCWX June 24, 2011 River Road Community Garden 99 Allison Rd. (at the corner of E. Huisache) San Antonio, TX 78212 Green Spaces Alliance is helping...

KCWX Explores San Antonio Gardens: Beacon Hill Community Garden

KCWX Explores San Antonio Gardens: Beacon Hill Community Garden Merisa Ibrahimovic KCWX June 24, 2011 Beacon Hill Community Garden 1144 W. Gramercy Place San Antonio, TX 78201 Green Spaces Alliance is helping to green San Antonio....

KCWX Explores San Antonio Gardens: Olmos Park Terrace Community Garden

KCWX Explores San Antonio Gardens: Olmos Park Terrace Community Garden Merisa Ibrahimovic KCWX June 24, 2011 Olmos Park Terrace Intersection of Howard St. & Mandalay Dr. San Antonio, TX 78212 Green Spaces Alliance is helping...

KCWX Explores San Antonio Gardens: Lila Cockrell Community Garden

KCWX Explores San Antonio Gardens: Lila Cockrell Community Garden Merisa Ibrahimovic KCWX June 24, 2011 Lila Cockrell Community Garden 3500 Pleasanton Rd. San Antonio, TX 78212 Green Spaces Alliance is helping to green San Antonio....

Garden WORK(ING)SHOP Series Featured on KCWX

Garden WORK(ING)SHOP Series Featured on KCWX Merisa Ibrahimovic KCWX May 24, 2011 Green Spaces Alliance is helping to green San Antonio. Their Community Gardens Program works with 30 neighborhood groups to create community gardens throughout...

Beacon Hill Linear Park Finally a Reality!

Beacon Hill Linear Park Finally a Reality! June 20, 2011 On Monday, June 13th , Beacon Hill had a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the long awaited construction of the Beacon Hill Linear Park.  This park converts several plots of vacant land ...

Miller: Ebb and Flow

Miller: Ebb and Flow Char Miller Rio Grande Guardian June 5 CLAREMONT- Ronnie Pucek had San Antonio over a barrel. It was, admittedly, a barrel of catfish, but that only made the situation all the more comic and contentious. In 1991, he...

Community Garden Featured on Fox San Antonio

Community Garden Featured on Fox San Antonio Shaun Stevens KABB Fox San Antonio June 1, 2011 Watch Shaun Stevens from KABB Fox San Antonio as he gives his weather report from one of Green Spaces Alliance's community gardens- the River Road Community...

Green Spaces community gardens workshop nears

Green Spaces community gardens workshop nears Newsmonger San Antonio Current April 21, 2011 At the Current , we’re big on gardens . Anything that brings people back into community, sparks relationship with the land, and produces needed fresh f...

Contact your Representative TODAY to Oppose the Amendment to HB 1665

Contact your Representative TODAY to Oppose the Amendment to HB 1665 On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, Senator Troy Fraser amended HB 1665 (a bill about notification requirements regarding certain land use regulations in an area near military facilities...

Eternal Sunshine of the Solar Fest Mind

Eternal Sunshine of the Solar Fest Mind Laura Carter San Antonio Current May 18, 2011 Many of my life’s attitudes and ideals were shaped during my hippie years in the 1960′s and 70′s. With the famous Austin music scene as a backd...

"Picture Your World" Contest Winners Announced

"Picture Your World" Contest Winners Announced The “Picture Your World” youth photography contest held its annual reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, May 8th, at the San Antonio Public Library to honor its students and announce this year’s winne...

Vote for Green Spaces on May 11

Vote for Green Spaces on May 11! Vote for Green Spaces Alliance on May 11 in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good Program, so that they can win a Toyota truck to distribute garden tools and resources, visit landowners' properties, and carry materials and equipment...

USDA Encourages Schools To Partner With Local Farms

USDA Encourages Schools To Partner With Local Farms April Fulton www.npr.org April, 27, 2011 The U.S. Department of Agriculture just announced a new rule to encourage schools to partner with nearby farms as a way to get more healthy, locally-grown...

Simple Ways San Antonians Can Avoid Rising Gas Prices

Simple Ways San Antonians Can Avoid Rising Gas Prices Angela Hartsell Community Gardens Program Manager, Green Spaces Alliance 1. Join a nearby community garden or start one. Stop running to the store for snacks or forgotten ingredients when...

Green Spaces Alliance Named Finalist in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good Program

Green Spaces Alliance is Named Finalist in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good Program Toyota to Donate Vehicle to Local Nonprofit Organizations Based on Public Votes San Antonio, TX – Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas is one of 500 finalists in Toyota’s 100...

Michelle Gorham: Projects Lead Neighbors Down Paths Toward Common Ground

Michelle Gorham: Projects Lead Neighbors Down Paths Toward Common Ground Michelle Gorham, Green Spaces Alliance's new Community Gardens Program Assistant, talks about how she creates community through gardens. Read San Antonio Express-News' special...

Whole Earth Provision Co. Hosts Fund Drive for Green Spaces Alliance

For the month of April, in appreciation of Earth Day, Whole Earth Provision Company, located in the Quarry, is hosting a fund drive for Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas. Contributions can be made to Green Spaces upon checkout at the registers and...

Urge your Congressman to Make Permanent the Tax Incentives for Conservation Easements

Urge your Congressman to support making permanent the tax incentives for conservation easements! The tax bill signed by President Obama in December included the renewal of a popular conservation easement tax incentive. This incentive---which expires...

Clearcutting Bill Headed to House & Senate--ACTION NEEDED

Clearcutting Bill Headed to House & Senate--ACTION NEEDED SB 732, the clearcutting bill, was voted out of the Senate Intergovernmental Relations committee last Wednesday. Senator Jeff Wentworth was the only no vote, with Senators Royce West, Robert...

Students use cameras to see wildlife anew

Students use cameras to see wildlife anew Ashley Wells San Antonio Express-News March 31, 2011 With cameras ready, students gathered at Warbler Woods in Cibolo to participate in the sixth “Picture Your World” photography workshop pu...

Green Spaces Alliance is featured on KABB Fox San Antonio

Green Spaces Alliance is featured on KABB Fox San Antonio Board member Sonya Dawson and Green Spaces Alliance Development Outreach Coordinator Lara Luce were featured on KABB Fox San Antonio to promote Green Spaces' Spring Picnic event on March 26,...

Renewed Tax Incentives for Donating Conservation Easements

Renewed Tax Incentives for Donating Conservation Easements In December of 2010 Congress passed an extension of the enhanced tax incentives for conservation easement donations. The tax credit will be in effect until December 31, 2011 and includes the...

Incarnate Word High School students honor through service

Incarnate Word High School students honor through service Merced Housing Texas Winter 2011 Residents of Avion Place Apartments will enjoy fresh vegetables this year thanks in large part to a group of Incarnate Word High School (IWHS) students...

Picture Your World Photo Contest

The Picture Your World Photography Contest, sponsored by Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas,  will be accepting entries through April 8th, 2011.  The contest will be open to ages 8-18, with the entries being divided into age groups 8-12 and 13-18. C...

Picture Your World at Mission San Juan

Picture Your World at Mission San Juan Master Naturalist February, 2011 Master Naturalist Lynn Richards from class 27 discussed the flora and fauna around Mission San Juan on Sunday, January 23. This event gave students a nature walk narrated...

Picture Your World

Picture Your World Multicultural Kids Blog January 26, 2011 I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Here’s the scoop: Last year we discovered Picture Your World, a program sponsored by Green Spaces Alliance , a non...

Donate Garden Tools to Green Spaces!

Donate Garden Tools to Green Spaces! Green Spaces Alliance is now accepting donations of garden tools in good working condition. Your charitable donation will help a local community garden to grow and prosper. So, beautify our community by cleaning...

Hike-and-bike trails waiting for expansions

Hike-and-bike trails waiting for expansions Colin McDonald Express-News Nov. 15, 2010 The latest extension of the Leon Creek Greenway ends at a paved lot next to the parking garage of a Drury Inn at Interstate 10 and Loop 1604. Surrounded...

High Country Neighborhood Community Garden Dedication

High Country Neighborhood Community Garden Dedication Heather DiMasi- Web Editor/Producer NOWCastSA.com Oct. 29, 2010 Councilman John Clamp will participate in the ribbon-cutting for the new High Country Neighborhood Community Garden at 11...

Green Spaces Alliance’s name reflects its mission

Green Spaces Alliance's name reflects its mission Andi Rodriguez San Antonio Business Journal October 1, 2010 What's in a name? The opportunity to meticulously connect one's product to people, according to Liz Tullis, board member of Green...

Map: New community gardens join Green Spaces Alliance

Map: New community gardens join Green Spaces Alliance Heather DiMasi- Web Editor/Producer NOWCastSA.com Sept. 28, 2010 Five new gardens have joined Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas, whose mission is to keep South Texas green and support...

Volunteers are Needed to Complete Garden Project

Volunteers are Needed to Complete Garden Project Ann Garcia - Contributing Writer/Southside Reporter San Antonio Espress-News Sept. 16, 2010 AAMEN Garden wants residents of Southeast San Antonio to rediscover nature. AAMEN, which stands...

Texas Receives Additional $5 Million in Funding for Migratory Bird Habitat

Texas Receives Additional $5 Million in Funding for Migratory Bird Habitat United States Department of Agriculture Jul 21, 2010 Temple, Texas, July 20, 2010 – Texas Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) State Conservationist Don Gohmert p...

Guest voices: Building San Antonio: Finding the happy medium between development and conservation

Guest voices: Building San Antonio: Finding the happy medium between development and conservation Steven Land Tillotson San Antonio Express-News Jun 12, 2010 When the first Spanish explorers encountered the place we now call San Antonio, they...

Apply for Community Garden Funding, until June 11

Apply for Community Garden Funding, until June 11 Angela Covo La Prensa de San Antonio Jun 6, 2010 Palacio Del Sol, an affordable, master-planned community designed and developed specifically for independent seniors and owned and operated ...

Community Gardens on News 4

Community Gardens on News 4 Angela Hartsell talks about the Community Gardens Program on News 4. Check out the full interview here .

2010 Picture Your World Contest Winners Announced

2010 Picture Your World Contest Winners Announced The "Picture Your World" youth photography contest held its annual reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, May 9th, to honor its students and announce this year's winners. With over 170 applicants...

Picture Your World Awards Ceremony at Rackspace

Picture Your World Awards Ceremony at Rackspace May 9, 2010 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Description: Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas will hold the annual reception and awards presentation for its “Picture Your World” photography contest on Sunday, May...

Water Protection is a Wise Investment

Water Protection is a Wise Investment Laura Huffman San Antonio Express News Mar 24, 2010 Monday was World Water Day, launched by the United Nations to draw attention to the importance of fresh water. The worldwide nature of both the event...

Susan Hughes to be Inducted into San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame

Susan Hughes to be Inducted into San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame Green Spaces Alliance is proud to announce that our Executive Director, Susan Hughes, will be inducted into the San Antonio Women's Hall of Fame on March 27, 2010. Susan is recognized...

Community Gardens Network Wins Award from American Planning Association

Community Gardens Network Wins Award from American Planning Association The San Antonio Section of the American Planning Association Awards Committee has selected the Community Gardens Network to receive the Roxie Anderson Award. This award is...

2009 Annual Report

2009 Annual Report Green Spaces' 2009 Annual Report is now available. You may read about our accomplishments in 2009 and our goals for 2010 by clicking here.

Beacon Hill Community Garden Featured on KENS5

Beacon Hill Community Garden Featured on KENS5 Members of the community and students from UTSA celebrated the Beacon Hill Community Garden with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, January 16. UTSA students constructed a rain-catching system that ...

Green Spaces Welcomes Susan Hughes as Interim Executive Director

Green Spaces Welcomes Susan Hughes as Interim Executive Director Susan Hughes has assumed the duties of Interim Executive Director of Green Spaces Alliance, effective January 4th. Susan's professional background is in the fields of information management...

Five new gardens join the expanding Community Gardens Network

Five new gardens join the expanding Community Gardens Network The Good Life Community Garden These south side gardeners are building a raised-bed vegetable garden with in-ground plantings to add some seasonal color. A focal point will be the...

Green Spaces Grows Green Ethic

Green Spaces Grows Green Ethic Colin McDonald San Antonio Express News December 13, 2009 For more than two decades, residents of Beacon Hill have dreamed, lobbied and illegally planted trees to create a linear park in their neighborhood on...

The Boeing Company Charitable Trust Funds Picture Your World in the Schools

The Boeing Company Charitable Trust Funds Picture Your World in the Schools Green Spaces' Picture Your World Youth Photography Project gives students the opportunity to learn and sharpen their photography skills while experiencing the wonders of n...

Going Green Award

Going Green Award Susie Phillips Gonzalez San Antonio Business Journal Sep 28, 2009 Green Spaces is honored with a Going Green Award from the San Antonio Business Journal. Read the full article here .

Green Spaces Featured on KENS5′s Great Day SA

Green Spaces Featured on KENS5's Great Day SA Reporter Eileen Teves and Green Spaces' Executive Director Julie Koppenheffer talk about the impact of community gardens. View the video here!

Living Green in San Antonio

Living Green in San Antonio Executive Director Julie Koppenheffer is featured on Texas Public Radio's Living Green in San Antonio . She discusses conservation easements, community gardens and Green Spaces' education outreach projects. One of...

Gardener, 73, honored for leading East Side garden project

Gardener, 73, honored for leading East Side garden project Vincent T. Davis San Antonio Express-News Jun 25, 2009 Retiree Martin Gomez pedals his bicycle through his East Side neighborhood, scouting sites that might one day prove pleasing to...

Clothes show recycling is in fashion

Clothes show recycling is in fashion Colin McDonald San Antonio Express-News Apr 23, 2009 Watch the video The models waited in the salad-dressing aisle in handmade strapless dresses, skirts and a suit. The bright greens, blues and purples...

Refashioned

Refashioned Kelcie Prodger San Antonio Current Apr 22, 2009 Interested in seeing creativity combine with environmental awareness? In celebration of Earth Day, Whole Foods Market has teamed up with students from the University of the Incarnate...

San Antonio eyesores turning green

San Antonio eyesores turning green Deborah Knapp KENS 5 Apr 21, 2009 Watch the video Across San Antonio, 19 vacant lots are now Community Gardens. There are plans to build many more. First Lady Linda Hardberger came up with the idea...

Siobhan Walsh: Gardens feed us, teach us

Siobhan Walsh: Gardens feed us, teach us Siobhan Walsh San Antonio Express-News Apr 20, 2009 What do Michelle Obama and local architect and green activist Tenna Florian have in common? They are changing the landscape of their respective communities...

How do our gardens grow? With her vision

How do our gardens grow? With her vision Jan Jarboe Russell San Antonio Express-News Mar 29, 2009 Linda Hardberger, San Antonio’s First Lady, may not have Michelle Obama’s biceps — few do — but Hardberger’s political timing is enviable. Shortly after her...

Green Spaces Alliance on “San Antonio Living”

Green Spaces Alliance on "San Antonio Living" San Antonio Living - WOAI Mar 24, 2009

Julie Koppenheffer: Harvesting our city’s green spaces

Julie Koppenheffer: Harvesting our city's green spaces Susie Phillips Gonzalez San Antonio Business Journal Mar 6, 2009 Download the PDF

Community gardens making San Antonio neighborhoods ‘greener’

Community gardens making San Antonio neighborhoods 'greener' KENS5.com Mar 3, 2009 Watch the video Nestled in a community just south of downtown San Antonio, money is growing out of the ground. Thanks to the Green Spaces Alliance,...

Christmoustache soiree benefits S. Presa community

Christmoustache soiree benefits S. Presa community Eva Ruth Moravec San Antonio Express-News Dec 21, 2008 Artists, musicians and gardeners alike manicured their lip foliage or slapped on a fake 'stache for this year's Christmoustache, an annual...

Elena Guajardo and Michael Soto on Community Gardening in District 7

Elena Guajardo and Michael Soto on Community Gardening in District 7 Elena Guajardo Active Citizen Nov 14, 2008 For the last several months, roughly two dozen District 7 residents have been planning a Jefferson Community Garden. Michael Soto,...

Hometown Grown: Reaping the Local Harvest

Hometown Grown: Reaping the Local Harvest Staff Writer Texas Public Radio Oct 26, 2008 Source: Texas Public Radio The Slow Food movement is gaining traction. Community gardens are sprouting up in neighborhoods all across the city. We're all...

Nonprofit receives $200,000 to promote green spaces in San Antonio

Nonprofit receives $200,000 to promote green spaces in San Antonio Staff Writer San Antonio Business Journal Oct 21, 2008 The Bank of America Charitable Foundation awarded Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas, formerly Bexar Land Trust, a $200,000...

Community Development Summit

Community Development Summit Staff Writer Blog: San Antonio Community Development Summit 2008 Oct 21, 2008 The 2008 Community Development Summit is taking place September 15, 16, and 17 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, located at...

2 nonprofits get $200,000, no strings

2 nonprofits get $200,000, no strings Colin McDonald, Express-News My San Antonio News Oct 21, 2008 By definition, the nonprofit Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas and Communities in Schools of San Antonio are always strapped for cash. They...

Great Cities lecture series hosts PBS ‘Nature’ founder

Great Cities lecture series hosts PBS 'Nature' founder James M. Benavides, Public Affairs Specialist UTSA Today - The University of Texas at San Antonio Oct 8, 2008 The UTSA Center for Policy Studies and the Green Spaces Alliance of South Texas...

B10 Green Spaces for Sustainable Neighborhoods

B10 Green Spaces for Sustainable Neighborhoods Staff Writer Blog: San Antonio Community Development Summit 2008 Sep 15, 2008 From the Creekways program hike and bike trails to Voelker Park, from community gardens to community greens, San Antonio...

Gardening experts plant some seeds and folks eat it up

Gardening experts plant some seeds and folks eat it up Jerry Needham San Antonio Express-News Sep 8, 2008 More people are growing their own fresh produce or buying from those who do, and the message from a panel of gardening experts Sunday...

Community gardening gets boost

Community gardening gets boost Tracy Hobson Lehmann San Antonio Express-News Sep 5, 2008 Fresh salsa lovers had a tough summer. First, tomatoes disappeared from produce bins. Chiles and cilantro soon went away, too, in the face of a salmonella...

A garden that grew a neighborhood

A garden that grew a neighborhood Colin McDonald San Antonio Express-News Jul 9, 2008 Download the PDF.

Blooming gardens invade concrete jungle

Blooming gardens invade concrete jungle Greg Harman San Antonio Current Jul 2, 2008 If the Vision of St. John, that Book-concluding acid test crowded by multi-eyed beasts, oceans of blood, and a Lamb with a crown of horns, scared you away...

Saving land, rediscovering community

Saving land, rediscovering community Greg Harman San Antonio Current Jun 25, 2008 The Bexar Land Trust has saved tens of thousands of acres of agricultural and park land to help protect San Antonio’s water supply, the Edwards Aquifer. This y...

Ancient Lands

Ancient Lands eayala@express-news.net San Antonio Express-News Jun 20, 2008 If archaeologist Alston Thoms could peer back in time, he'd sit atop the Tower of the Americas, look to the southern wilderness and watch ancient Coahuiltecans along...

A New Crop

A New Crop Colin McDonald San Antonio Express-News May 24, 2008 Community garden has volunteers working together to turn vacant lot in South Presa into a source of pride - and fresh vegetables for everyone! Download the PDF.

Work outside community center becomes focus of effort

Work outside community center becomes focus of effort San Antonio News-Express Jan 22, 2008 http://www.mysanantonio.com/ This article is currently down, or no longer available.

Green Acres

Green Acres Dan Calderon San Antonio Magazine Jan 1, 2008 Community gardens unite neighborhoods! Download the PDF.
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