For inquiries contact Angela Hartsell, Community Gardens Program Manager or Michelle Gorham, Assistant Program Manager
Since 2007, starting with just three community gardens, the network has continuously grown in numbers, services, and benefits. To date, over 40 groups – which concentrate their efforts on maintaining a community-supported and community benefiting green space – have participated in the network. Most of these serve in the traditional community garden model. But new green spaces are popping up in the form of food forests, pollinator waystations, rain gardens, and urban wildscapes.
In San Antonio, groups are encouraged to join the Network at Green Spaces in order to reap the many benefits of our critical mass. Green Spaces does so much more than write grant proposals and provide funding for garden supplies. A team of staff, mentors, interns, volunteers, and gardeners work diligently to:
So long as interest in good health, local foods, and community greening continues to grow, Green Spaces will welcome additional projects into the network. Groups of enthusiastic neighbors form core groups to design, build, and maintain all the urban greenspaces in San Antonio. Join the network to reap the benefits of our services and exchange information, ideas, and resources.
New and pre-existing groups may join the network to reap all of the benefits for $100/year (if a garden is funded through GSA and participates fully, the first 5 years of these fees are waived.)
Members of network gardens receive: