Educational Series

Educational Series


Good for You & Good for the Environment

In 2015, our educational series is focused on the foods grown and enjoyed locally. Our local food system is vibrant, diverse, productive, and full of possibilities. A variety of new events will pair serving with learning and fun with sharing. Join us as we grow, eat, and live locally. You can join in as a host, a presenter, a participant, or a volunteer for any of these events.

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Learn with us

Green Spaces hosts multiple community gardening events each year that provide gardeners with regionally-appropriate gardening techniques as they get hands-on training from local experts. Educational events are frequently paired with community building events.

Community Educational Events

  • March 7 and 8, Spring Permablitz (Volunteer Day 1) (Volunteer Day 2) (Participate Day 1) (Participate Day 2)
  • April 4, 2015 First Harvest Blitz (Volunteer) (Participate)
  • May 9, 2015 SicloVerde (Volunteer) (Sponsor) (Participate)
  • June 13, 2015 econd Harvest Blitz (Volunteer) (Participate)
  • September TBD Fall Permablitz
  • October 24, 2015 Third Harvest Blitz (Volunteer) (Participate)

Movies in the Gardens

We continue to offer garden-relevant film screenings in local community gardens. Movies will be shown as the final segment of each Harvest Blitz. Each movie shares details about the various links in our food supply system, ways to get outdoors and active, or examples of community coming together for greater good.

  • April 4, 2015 during the first Harvest Blitz
  • June 13, 2015 during the second Harvest Blitz
  • October 24, 2015 during the third Harvest Blitz

Seed Swaps

Bring your seeds and share your recipes. Seed Swaps occur as part of other events like the Harvest Blitzes.

  • February 8, 2015 during the Annual Gardener Awards Luncheon
  • April 4, 2015 during the first Harvest Blitz
  • June 13, 2015 during the second Harvest Blitz
  • October 24, 2015 during the third Harvest Blitz

New Garden Startup Orientation

These are free events open to anyone interested in starting a new garden project in the San Antonio area. Funding for gardens is available as described on the Resources for Gardeners page. Orientation sessions are open to everyone who wants to learn more about starting a community garden project regardless of funding source.

  • January 27, 2015
  • March 19, 2015
  • May 14, 2015
  • July 28, 2015

Pollinator Series

For those who are unable to attend GSA’s scheduled educational events, GSA offers a personalized option for your family, business, or civic group. Choose this option to choose a topic, suggest preferred dates, and offer a host location. Requesters pay for the professional service at least 10 days in advance but after a date is confirmed.
GSA offers one-hour presentations on the following topics for $70 per 1-hour presentation:

  • Spring Vegetable Gardening
  • Organic Gardening
  • Fall Vegetable Gardening
  • Community Organizing
  • Water Conservation
  • Gardening with Kids
  • Garden Placement and Design

Learn more and/or request a presentation

Contribute Time or Talents

  • Mentor Orientation – please contact Michelle if you’re interested
  • Volunteer Training – Volunteers are always welcome. Contact Tia to learn more, or check out our volunteer page and start getting your hands dirty.
  • Speaker’s Bureau – get trained up for GSA and be our voice to the community.