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Build a garden & optimization program

The Build-A-Garden Program provides horticultural consultations, custom designs & builds, and ongoing maintenance for the successful growth and longevity of at-home, community, school, and business gardens.


For a design quote or inquiries about garden maintenance from our expert gardeners, call 210-478-7292

Garden Design

  • 2-Dimensional Spatial Drawings / Measurements & Powerpoint - $199

  • Material List Shopping Cart - $99



Garden Construction

  • Installation (3 ft. x 1 ft., 4 ft. x 4 ft., 4 ft. x 8 ft., and custom)

  • Varied Heights (10”, 12”, 18, 20”, 24”, 36”)

  • Varied Materials (wood, stone, cinder block, etc.) 

  • Soil (Quality Organic Products)

  • Plants


Garden Maintenance & Optimization

  • Compost Application

  • Dripline / Irrigation Installation

  • Fertilizer Application

  • Mulch Application

  • Plant Healthcare

  • Weed Control



The Garden-Based Learning Program is an interdisciplinary evidence-based practice that educates individuals to grow their own food.

By growing food and learning the science behind horticulture, individuals become aware and invested in their overall health. Self-awareness coupled with basic tools for wellness empowers program participants to make their own healthy choices.

The Garden-Based Learning Curriculum has a strong emphasis on reducing obesity and malnutrition. This program is available to youth classes (in-school-time and out-of-school time), public and private workshops, and adult courses.

Class Workshops

  • Agriculture (History & Lineage)

  • Botany

  • Chicken Coops & Tractors

  • Climate Change

  • Composting

  • Ecology

  • Environmental Science

  • Garden Construction

  • Garden Design

  • Greenhouses

  • Integrated Pest Management

  • Irrigation

  • Nutrition (Basic & Advanced)

  • Plant Identification

  • Rainwater Collection Systems

  • Rain Gardens / Ponds

  • Soil Science

  • Sustainability

  • Tool Safety

  • Waste Reduction

  • Water Cycle / Nitrogen Cycle

Gardopia Garden Based Learning
Gardopia Garden Based Learning



Gardopia Gardens hosts weekly Community Garden Workdays, fostering a sense of community wellness through the practice of horticulture & organic gardening. Community members are welcomed to engage in an annual series of horticultural education.

Our goal is to increase self-sufficiency by empowering individuals to partake in growing their own food. Individuals are encouraged to Adopt-A-Plot at Gardopia Gardens or build gardens in their own homes. This event occurs on the Eastside of San Antonio at 619 N. New Braunfels., San Antonio, TX, 78202.

Feel free to drop by the garden Tuesdays 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Thursdays 5:30pm - 7:00pm, Saturdays 10:00am - 12:00pm, or to schedule an alternative time for a group or corporate volunteer day, contact us at 210-478-7292.



The Farmers Market at Gardopia is a seasonal educational outreach initiative at our home 619 North New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, TX 78202

Our farmers market serves as a community resource for the exchange of horticultural information including seasonal vegetation, organic gardening practices, youth activities, consultations, and garden builds & designs.

At our farmers market, you will get to experience artisan vendors, local musicians, and maybe a restorative meditation session!

Interested in vending, sponsoring, or performing at one of our markets? Below are the applications to get you started!


Pearl FarmeRS MARKET

The Pearl Farmers Market Program is an educational outreach initiative at 312 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215 on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm.

The booth serves as a community resource for the exchange of horticultural information including seasonal vegetation, organic gardening practices, youth activities, consultations, and garden builds & designs.

Pearl Farmers Market
Pearl Farmers Market

Pearl Farmers Market
Pearl Farmers Market

Pearl Farmers Market
Pearl Farmers Market



Spring Garden Competition

  • A friendly online competition to increase knowledge and awareness of urban agriculture in San Antonio and South Central Texas.


Youth Garden Games

  • One day event for youth and adults to come together around urban agriculture. Knowledge and skills will be learned through intergenerational collaboration between old and new school gardeners!

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - email Stephen Lucke


Garden Awards Night

  • The culmination of the two prior events, as well as honoring all the amazing urban aggie organizations and people making our city a greener and healthier place to live, work, and play!

Who can grow the most fruits and veggies of them all?

Gardopia Gardens is hosting a city-wide Vegetable Gardening Competition in San Antonio, Texas. You think you have what it takes to grow the highest yielding vegetables per square foot? Time to show your skills! 

Harvest Data Submission Link: Click Here


Registration Categories

  • Youth / School Gardens: Located at an educational institution, and serves children & adolescent 0-22

  • Residential Gardens: Located at a house or apartment, serving an individual or family

  • Community Gardens: Located in a public or communicable space, open to anyone who wants to participate 

  • Market Gardens: Privately owned and cultivated for commerce, either selling produce or processed goods, such as at a restaurant 

REGISTRATION PERIOD: February 23, 2021 - March 19, 2021

COMPETITION DATES: March 20, 2021 - May 1, 2021


  • Participants will submit a picture of every harvest during the competition period

  • Participants will submit their harvest yield in pounds (Scale Required)

  • Participants will be ranked by pounds per square foot, and a prize will be awarded to the top contestant in each category

  • Champion is the most pounds harvested among all four categories 

Harvest Data Submission Link: Click Here


Prizes - San Antonio Region Only

  • Youth / School Gardens 1st Place Prize: Junior Master Gardener's Learn, Grow, Eat, Grow 12-Week Curriculum + 1 Garden-Based Learning Class ($200 Value)

  • Residential Gardens 1st Place Prize: $100 American Express Gift Card 

  • Community Gardens 1st Place Prize: 2-Cubic Yards of Quality Organic Products Compost Delivered + 1 Garden-Based Learning Workshop ($200 value)

  • Market Garden 1st Place Prize: Garden Tool Kit of Wheelbarrow, Shovel, Pitchfork, and Steel Rake ($200 Value)

  • Overall Production Champion (Pounds): The Golden Shovel (Traveling Trophy) and all the bragging rights bestowed with it!