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Next Chapter Meeting:
2016-2017 SA NPSOT Grant Projects Celebrated!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The San Antonio chapter of the NPSOT will feature its 2016-2017 grant awardees at its January 23rd meeting. Our aim is to show the membership how some of the proceeds of the plant sale are spent and to spark ideas for future grantees. We awarded 4 grants—2 in schools and 2 in community gardens. Below is a thumbnail sketch of their projects. Learn more about the program…

Those who are interested in applying must have their primary membership at the SA NPSOT and conceive a community project. The guidelines and application are on the SA NPSOT homepage at the link above. The application deadline is the third Tuesday of July, the chapter meeting date.

2016-2017 NPSOT San Antonio Grant Awardees

Kids gardening
Outdoor classroom at Roosevelt H.S.
Misty Belmontez, a biology teacher at Roosevelt H.S., was awarded a grant to help transform a dusty oval the buses drive around into an intergenerational garden and outdoor classroom.

 

 

 

 

Mahncke Park community garden
Mahncke Park residents planting concrete planters
Jess Mays, a Mahncke Park resident, was awarded funds for native gardens within an ambitious plan to transform an unused lot at 330 Funston Place, made available through COSA’s Adopt-A-Spot program.

 

 

 

 

 

Rain Garden at Ruddere
SA NPSOT grant award sign in the rain garden at Rudder
Rudder M.S science teacher David Oberg’s passion is to create citizen scientists by developing the campus grounds into a wildflower meadow, pollinator garden, monarch way-station and more where students can perform environmental research.

 

 

 

 

Showy Milkweed
Showy milkweed at Westside Demonstration Garden
Kamala Platt and the Westside Society of Native Plants are promoting culturally relevant native plantings in Westside San Antonio through education and demonstration gardens.

 

 

 

 

6:30 pm – Native plant/seed exchange & Social time
7:00 pm – Meeting and program
Lions Field Adult Center
2809 Broadway (corner of Mulberry & Broadway by Brackenridge Park)
Map to Lions Field Adult Center

Free and open to the public!

If you like what you hear, please consider becoming a member! For more information, click below.


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Guide for Native Plants Viewing in Bexar County

Know your Natives: What and where in Bexar County
A map and listing of Parks, Properties, Greenways, Community Gardens, Commercial Businesses and Schools showing use of Texas Native Plants. Guide identifies each location with certain attributes such as – landscapes with butterflies or pollinators in mind, demo gardens, guided tours, rain gardens, plants tagged, trails with native plants/trees.

tinyurl.com/SeeSANatives
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Vote for Native Texas Plants that Support the Monarch Butterfly

The Alamo Area Monarch Collaborative has created a petition to request that nurseries and growers stock more plants utilized by the Monarch Butterfly.
Click the link below to view/complete the petition.

Petition for Monarch Plants

Plants included are:
Western Ironweed
Texas Blazing Star
Texas Lantana
Frostweed
White Boneset
Maximillian Sunflower
Texas Milkweed
Engelmann’s Daisy
Lindheimer’s Senna
Horsemint
Tall Goldenrod
Prairie Verbena