Calling All BCMGs!  Time to try a new volunteer activity?  Please email (or call in a few cases) the contact for any new activity that would match your personal volunteer gardening goals!  And, have fun!


Green Space Alliance (Code 401)
Knowledgeable gardeners are wanted to regularly serve as garden mentors and occasionally help with special gardening projects. 
Contact: Tia Moen, Community Outreach Manager at
Location: Varies
Websites:  or

Haven for Hope (H4H)
(Code 402)
h4h BCMGs have been helping to maintain the H4H vegetable and butterfly gardens.  Also looking for a few individuals to assist with garden chores and who are available on Tuesday mornings between 8-11am.  Additional times and dates are established as needed. There are two steps required to become a Haven for Hope volunteer as described at the website below.  Please inform the staff you are a Master Gardner and are interested in helping in the garden.
MG Contact: Andrew Waring,
Location: 1 Haven for Hope Way, San Antonio, TX 78207

Herff Farm
(Code 403)

Herff FramVolunteer to plant and maintain gardens used for inspiring the public to garden. Teach different ways to garden and how to do it organically.   Workdays are Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings (email Shanna Ciano for exact times); Saturdays from 9am-1pm greet visitors and answer their gardening questions.
MG Contact: Shanna Ciano,
Location: 33 Herff Road, Boerne TX 78006

SA Food Bank Gardens
(Code 404)
SA Food Bank Help plant, maintain and harvest the gardens at SA Food Bank.  For more information, check out the SA Food Bank Guide for Garden Volunteers at the website below.
MG Contact: Ted Ritchie, or call: 210-744-4220
Location: 5200 W Old US Hwy 90, San Antonio, TX 78227

Schultze Cottage
(Code 405)
In past years, the Hemisfair Park Cottage was a centerpiece of Master Gardener demonstration gardening and a gardening gift shop. Consider rolling up your sleeves and working to renew and maintain our cottage as part of San Antonio’s redeveloping Hemisfair Park.
MG Contact: Jack Downey,
Location: 514 HemisFair Park, San Antonio, TX 78205

Wounded Warrior Gardens
(Code 406)
Gardens watering (1280x853)
Join the folks who maintain very special gardens for our seriously injured warriors. These gardens are designed to offer therapy as well as beauty.
MG Contact: Joyce Dare,
Location: Warrior & Family Support Center, Bldg. 3628 Rawley E. Chambers Rd., Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234. 


Children’s Vegetable Garden @ SABOT
(Code 980a)
All interested and curious volunteers welcome for Fall and Spring programs at the San Antonio Botanical Garden CVG!
MG Contacts: Mary Fernandez at, or John Mayer at, or David Rodriguez at
SABOT Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Nadezhda Garza at or call 210-207-3261 or 210-536-1415
Location:  555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX 78209

Children’s Vegetable Garden @ Hardberger Park
(Code 980a)

The Phil Hardberger Park Children’s Vegetable Garden is busy with new classes of children planting delicious seasonal vegetables. The garden could use more volunteers in a variety of jobs. The Hardberger Park CVG works with the children on Tuesday mornings, and always needs MGs for the Watering Team as well.
MG Contact: Nancy Brown, 210-315-5015, or email:
Location:  1021 Voelcker Lane, San Antonio, TX 78248

Junior Master Gardener
(JMG) Activities   (Code 980c)
MG Contact: Ruby Zavala at
Location:  varies

School Gardens
(Adopt-a-School)  (Code 980d)
MG Contact: Ruby Zavala at
Location:  varies

Terrarium Project
(Code 980b)
Work with children on an age-appropriate, TEKS-based lessons, building a terrarium to keep, and touring the Conservatory.  Training is provided.
SABOT Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Nadezhda Garza at or call 210-207-3261 or 210-536-1415
Location:  555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX 78209

Youth Speakers Bureau
  (Code 980g)
Take fun gardening activities (insects –– plants –– soils) to a youth garden class!
MG Contact: Ruby Zavala at
Location:  varies


MG Helping Hands
  (Code 304)
Help BCMG with mailings or other work at our office.
MG Contact: Holly Julian at
Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, Suite 208, 78230

MG Hotline
(Code 503):
The BCMG Plant Hotline answers phone and email questions daily. It is a very good way to learn about a variety of gardening topics.  For those of us who don’t tolerate heat well, it’s great!
MG Contacts:  Jim Strong, and Anne Goode,
Location:  Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, Suite 208, 78230

MG Speakers Bureau
(Code 900)
The Speakers’ Bureau needs your help! Join the speaker request notification list to volunteer as a Speaker (Volunteer Hour Activity #s: 902=preparation; 903=presentation; 904=tear down), or as a Speakers Bureau assistant to accompany each speaker on their engagement to manage handouts and sign-in sheets, and to return completed sign-in sheets to the BCMG office (Volunteer Hour Activity #901).
MG Contact: Karen Gardner at or call 210-571-3903
Location: Varies

MG Training Class
(Code 202)
Tell Lou you would like to serve as a mentor for intern class participants!
MG Contact: Lou Kellogg,
Location: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, Suite 208, 78230
Websites:  and

Plant Trials
(Code 950d)
Email David to be added to a list of MGs who will be contacted directly when help is needed for a project.
Contact: David Rodriguez at
Locations: Food Bank, San Antonio Botanical Gardens and others as identified.

San Antonio Botanical Garden
(Code 800)
Master Gardeners can participate in Plant Propagation (Code 801) working in the SABOT greenhouse under the direction of Mary Irish, or in General Gardens Help (Code 802) which includes various seasonal gardening chores (watering plants, cleaning up plants, dead leaves, deadheading, pruning, etc.).
Contact:  SABOT Volunteer Coordinator Nadezhda Garza at or call 210-207-3261 or 210-536-1415 for day and time information.
Location:  555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX 78209