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Go Gardening Episode 4 - August 2022

Go Gardening Episode 4 - August 2022

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Welcome to Go Gardening, a project that is being produced by the Trinity Glen Rose Groundwater Conservation District and Gardening Volunteers of South Texas.

Go Gardening is also made possible through our sponsors San Antonio Water System and San Antonio River Authority.

We hope you enjoyed our first few shows over the past couple of months. You can now watch those Episodes on GVST's YouTube channel.

In August, Go Gardening is focusing on another important aspect of creating a beautiful garden and that has to do with pollinators. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, three-fourths of the world’s flowering plants and about 35 percent of the world’s food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce. That’s one out of every three bites of food you eat. More than 3,500 species of native bees help increase crop yields. Some scientists estimate that one out of every three bites of food we eat exists because of animal pollinators like bees, butterflies and moths, birds and bats, and beetles and other insects.

 

There are many native plants that fit in a South Texas landscape that are great for pollinators as well. In this episode of Go Gardening, which premiers on Friday, August 5, you’ll get to hear from horticulture experts from the San Antonio Botanical Gardens and Voigt Center about those plants which attract pollinators and then get a first hand look at those colorful plants with a tour through a local nursery. The Go Gardening audience is growing and we would appreciate your feedback on the series. Also, feel free to send us your thoughts on what you would like to learn about native plant gardening in the near future. 

We hope you enjoy this month's Go Gardening!