The Community Gardens Program exists to bolster community-supported greening efforts. Our resources include expert guidance for both community building and community greening. We also coordinate educational opportunities, materials, tools, volunteer support, and funding. We hope you opt to participate in our network but please note that the program also needs financial, human, and physical capital to continue offering these services.
Green Spaces hosts multiple educational events each year that provide hands-on training and exposure to pressing social and environmental topics. Garden groups may also gain credits by attending workshops hosted by local agencies and nurseries or putting on workshops at their own garden.
To gain credit for attending a non-GSA workshop, gardeners should have the reporting form signed by the presenter at the time of the workshop and submit the signed form to GSA. Report your attendance at a garden-related or community-building workshop.
Our team of professionals will offer advice to your community group and visit your garden site through every stage of development.
Green Spaces maintains a wide variety of tools for network gardens to use. Complete the form to request the tools you want to borrow.
Forms must be submitted at least 8 days in advance of need. Tools are loaned on a first come first serve basis. Tools may not be picked up more than 3 days in advance of activity and must be returned within 3 days of activity.
Members of the GSA network are welcome to request volunteer support for special garden projects and general maintenance, as needed. Garden groups should submit date, time, and location information, as well as contact information for the project leader and details about the intended project. Requests should be placed at least two weeks in advance of the volunteer event.
To request volunteers, network members should log-in to the garden forum.
To sign up to volunteer, as a group or an individual, go to the volunteer page.
Bring your seeds and share your recipes. Seed Swaps occur as part of other events like the Harvest Blitzes.
Dates for 2016 will be posted before the end of this year.
New Garden Funding Orientation
These free sessions are open to anyone interested in starting a new garden project in the San Antonio area and required for those groups interested in pursuing funding from Green Spaces. Support and funding for gardening projects is available as described on the “New Gardening Project?” page.
Presenters will walk groups through the entire application process and answer questions about eligibility, scope, and approach.
The final funding orientation session for 2015 will be held on October 29. Sign-up here; space is limited.