Gardening Essentials: 'Fire-resistant Landscaping'

mon18sep12:00 pmmon3:00 pmGardening Essentials: 'Fire-resistant Landscaping'With Texas A&M Forest Service Firewise USA Program Coordinator Kari Hines

Event Details

Gardening Volunteers of South Texas 
Gardening Essentials  

Monday, September 18, 2023 

12 noon to 3:00 p.m.  

2 presentations!  

Texas A&M Forest Service
Mitigation and Prevention Department   

Texas A&M Forest Service Firewise USA Program Coordinator Kari Hines will present “Fire-resistant Landscaping”

Limiting the amount of flammable vegetation, along with periodic exterior maintenance in the three home ignition zones (Immediate Zone: 0 to 5 feet around the house; Intermediate Zone: 5 to 30 feet; and the Extended Zone: 30 to 100 feet) – increases the chances your home will survive a wildfire when exposed to embers and/or a surface fire.   

San Antonio Water System   

San Antonio Water System Planner II Cleveland Powell will present “Utilizing Native Grasses in Residential Landscapes”   

Learn why native grasses are establishing themselves as beautiful, drought tolerant improvements to any San Antonio landscape. From formal plantings to lawn replacements native grasses can solve a variety of landscape problems.  

See complete details of upcoming Gardening Essentials at 

San Antonio Garden Center 

3310 N New Braunfels Avenue 

San Antonio, Texas 78209-6699  

Free and Open to the Public 

Suggested donation $5  

San Antonio Water System residential customers who register to receive WaterSaver Rewards and earn money to spend from SAWS may receive 2 points for attending this class.  

Gardening Essential Extras!  

Tool Sharpening: Ron Csehil will be there to sharpen your tools!  

Plant Xchange: Bring in your plants so Sharon Hughes can find them a new home!  

Potluck Social – Meet & Greet: Bring your favorite dish to share and enjoy lunching with our group! 


(Monday) 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT-05:00) View in my time


San Antonio Garden Center

3310 North New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78209

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