San Antonio – Gardopia Gardens sprouted on San Antonio’s East Side to help bring fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy living to that community.
It’s now blossomed into a 1/2 acre micro-farm that works through out the city to address public health issues and even the climate crisis. Gardopia Gardens will help to educate you on everything from starting your own garden to building a chicken coop, composting, greenhouses, collecting rain water and even nutrition.
From now until June, this gardening hub is hosting the Garden Olympics. It’s all about finding out how many people are actually gardening in San Antonio. It will include a Youth competition and awards ceremony. You can find more details on their website.
The Gardopia Gardens Garden Olympics inspired the SA Live Garden Games, which included herb tasting and speed plant potting - all blind folded, of course.
If you’re looking to get started on your own garden, CEO Stephen Lucke says an herb garden is a great way to go, and fertilizers are an important part of feeding hungry plants.
If you’d like to check out Gardopia Gardens, it will be hosting a farmers market to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 24. Look for local vendors, artists and gardening educational opportunities.