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San Antonio Yardshare

A starting point for participation in San Antonio's yardsharing community. Join this group to connect with people across the city and beyond. Then when you are ready add a group for your neighborhood.

Location: San Antonio
Members: 13
Latest Activity: May 11, 2012

What is this group about?

Finding people in San Antonio to yardshare with or to learn from will be easier the more folks we have in this group. We'll try to list other San Antonio groups that form.

It is easy enough to add a group by clicking on the tabs.

On this site you can write on anyone's wall but to send a private message you must be a friend,(which is the opposite of Facebook). You can embed video and add pictures to any post. You can also attach files to discussions. There is no "feed" like on Facebook so your friends will only see what you post if you post it to a page they look at. Which may mean more posting on groups.

Other San Antonio Pods/Groups:
Jefferson Area Yard Share.

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Offering a yard for sharing in Shenandoah neighborhood (I-10 & Ramsgate)

Hi all,I am putting in a front-yard garden in the Shenandoah neighborhood (on I-10 between Wurzbach and Huebner).  I'd be delighted to have some folks join me and share in the produce.We live on a…Continue

Started by Claudia S May 11, 2012.

Is this group active? 2 Replies

I'm new and looking for other people interested in gardening in San Antonio.I live near I-10 and Wurzbach, behind the County Line restaurant.Continue

Started by Claudia S. Last reply by Claudia S May 7, 2012.

What part of town are you in? 10 Replies

My wife Brandyn and I are in the Monticello Park Neighborhood.We're 3 blocks east of Jefferson High School.We are about five blocks north of Cool Crest Miniature Golf.Continue

Started by Wayne Thomas. Last reply by Sylvie Shurgot Oct 28, 2009.

How was the Green Spaces Alliance event at Pearl Stables? 1 Reply

On Friday night I got word that we would have a half a table to use to introduce people to Hyperlocavore. I borrowed a laptop and downloaded Liz M's video. We went to Office Max on Saturday and…Continue

Started by Wayne Thomas. Last reply by Leslie Provence Sep 1, 2009.

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Comment by Jason Winn on December 27, 2011 at 11:45am

Fond of Fresh Fruit? Plant Fruit Trees Now!
By Erin Conant

http://www.saws.org/conservation/newsletter/eNews/images/main_BlushingPetals.jpg

One or two fruit trees is more than enough to produce a useable crop!

Mid-winter is the best time to plant fruit trees in our area. Planting now allows trees to focus on growing a strong root system before leaf, flower and fruit production begin.

If you've always wanted to grow your own fruit, take a look at these San Antonio-specific recommendations. In the meantime, here are a few to get you started:

  • Figs Celeste, Texas Everbearing and Brown Turkey all produce without pollination (pdf), so there's no need to buy more than one tree to produce fruit. A planting site with full sun and good soil drainage is paramount.
  • Peaches June Gold, TexRoyal and La Feliciana are nice varieties to try, and are self-fruiting. Considerably more work may need to be done to achieve a healthy crop of peaches, including planting them in a raised bed and regular spraying to decrease insect damage.
  • Pears – Warren, Moonglow and Orient are reliable, tasty varieties for our climate. You'll need to acquire at least two varieties for good fruit production and plant them no more than 50 feet apart. Fortunately, pears tolerate clay-type soils better than most fruit trees.

Finally, most fruit tree experts warn potential homeowners not to bite off more than they can chew. One or two fruit trees is more than enough to produce a useable crop!

Comment by Wayne Thomas on August 31, 2010 at 6:30pm
We had our meeting today. Two of the six of us couldn't make it but I think we got everything planned. But since several in the group can't get the hang of hyperlocavore will be communicating by email and phone instead. Here's an image of our plan.

Comment by Wayne Thomas on May 15, 2010 at 12:52pm
Liz says there aren't enough pictures of people gardening together, so I took some a week or two ago:



Comment by Wayne Thomas on May 15, 2010 at 12:45pm
Here are pictures from the Dignowity Hill Community Garden dedication.

Community gardening takes a lot more organization than yardsharing but it really generates a lot of excitement and hope.

Angela, who is a coordinator for Green Spaces Alliance, was instrumental in getting this garden to happen.


Comment by Wayne Thomas on May 13, 2010 at 2:48pm
Thanks to Angela from Green Spaces our garden and we gardeners are slated to be photographed Monday for possible inclusion in an Edwards Aquifer Authority water saving calender.
Comment by Wayne Thomas on April 23, 2010 at 12:54pm
I just got a copy of the summer issue of Urban Farmer which has an article that talks about our yardshare.
Comment by Wayne Thomas on March 19, 2010 at 12:29pm
Our yard share survived the winter. We're doubling in garden space. this picture is of our planning meeting held in the rain.
Comment by Wayne Thomas on December 5, 2009 at 10:28pm

We got up our shelters but the tomatoes still didn't make it. But it was fun to make the structures and we had several people stop by to ask about them.
Comment by Wayne Thomas on November 30, 2009 at 9:35am
We have tomatoes. They are too small to eat and they might freeze but at least they grew.
Comment by Wayne Thomas on November 4, 2009 at 8:49am
We have produce!


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