A new landscaping and water conservation educational program for
Homeowner Associations (HOAs) and their members.

Three-part program:

Cultivating Communities Fair
Gardening Workshops
Landscape Reviews

What the Bexar County Master Gardeners Do:

Cultivating Communities Fair

Master Gardeners will set up and run a 2 1/2 hour Cultivating Communities Fair for the community, including

  • Ask a Master Gardener – bring gardening questions to discuss with a Master Gardener
  • Workshops Signups – learn about the upcoming workshops and sign up for one or both
  • Landscape Reviews – learn about the personalized landscape reviews and sign up for a consultation
  • Plus other activities that incorporate Earth-Kind® gardening techniques!

Gardening Workshops

Workshops are designed to give homeowners more detailed information while working with Master Gardeners on a variety of gardening topics. Residents of the  HOA may choose to attend one or both workshops on:

  • Soil, mulches and composting
  • Basic Landscape Care

Landscape Reviews

Homeowners may face an aging landscape or new construction. They may have a problem area or are just looking for some new ideas to freshen their landscape. A Landscape Review may be just what is needed!

How it works:

  • Homeowners sign up for the free workshops at the  Cultivating Communities Fair
  • At the workshops, homeowners may sign up for the free landscape reviews.
  • Homeowners complete a free WaterSaver Irrigation Consultation with the San Antonio Water Systems (SAWS)
  • Master Gardeners will arrive at the home at the scheduled time for the one hour personal consultation
  • Existing landscape, WaterSaver Irrigation recommendations, and homeowners landscaping goals are reviewed
  • Unbiased, research-based information and ideas are discussed with homeowners to help meet their goals
  • Note: Landscaping Reviews are only available through HOA communities participating in the Cultivating Communities program.

    What Homeowner Associations Do

    HOAs provide:

    • Location for the Cultivating Communities Fair and Workshops (or we can host the events at the Extension Office.
    • Coordinate dates/times for Fair and Workshops with Cultivating Communities coordinator
    • Publicize Fair, Workshops, and Landscape Reviews to their members

    How to Get Started

    Contact Anna Vogler at [email protected].

    Limited availability, sign up early!

    Cultivating Communites is a Bexar County Master Gardener Program in support of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and in collaboration with the San Antonio Water System.