San Antonio.- Winter is a harsh season–not only for people, but plants too! It’s only January, but knowing San Antonio weather, it’ll be spring sooner than we know it! Believe it or not, soil gets out of sorts by the weather transition, too! If you are an avid gardener, landscaper, or lover of soil, you should check out this upcoming presentation.
Nick Vann, AKA “Nematoad” Nick is going to have a presentation this Thursday on how to prepare soil for spring for organic gardening. Vann has emerged as the leader of organic landscaping and is very experienced in the field. (No pun intended.) He has made presentations to the Guadalupe County Master Gardeners, Garden volunteers, Day Lily Society, Garden Clubs, Homeowner Association meetings and many more.
“Healthy soil is the way to great flowers, and delicious vegetables. It also cuts insect and disease problems. Soil is the basis of everything. The best time to prepare soil for the spring is in late winter or early spring, so now would be a great time to learn.” Vann said.
The presentation is made possible by the San Antonio Herb Society. Founded in 1983, it began with a few herb enthusiasts gathering to share knowledge. Currently, the SAHS has over 130 members. It has now grown to share gardening presentations every 2nd Thursday of the month, free and open to the public. The monthly meeting always features interesting speakers and programs. They encourage anyone interested in gardening to join in the presentations.
“This is a neat little group. It’s amazing when you can find like minded people with the same likes. There is a lot of camaraderie in the club, and we encourage new members.” Emily Sauls, president of the San Antonio Herb Society.
“I enjoy working with the SAHS. They are really an awesome group of people. I’ve learned a lot from them, too. Gardening is a growing process. (No pun intended) It’s not just something you learn from a textbook,” Said Vann.
The presentation will take place at San Antonio Garden Center. (It’s at the corner of Funston and New Braunfels) 3310 N. New Braunfels. Presentation starts at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.
For more information on joining the San Antonio Herb Society, call Emily Sauls at (830)-438-8314, or visit www.sanantonioherbs.org.