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Celebrating Earth Day the Landa Way

IMG_0826Landa is Going Green!
It’s been months in the making, but Landa Gardens is officially going green!  We have adopted a new initiative to ensure the sustainable and environmentally friendly impact of the Gardens on the environment.  Maintenance is an enormous part of what we do at Landa and it is important that we are taking responsible steps to preserve the land for future use.  Starting in 2014, we began testing the soil in and around the gardens, which led to the development of an organic fertilizer deigned specifically to restore the natural biology of the soil. This soil treatment and the introduction of more natural methods of pest control will allow us to move away from the use of chemicals in our future maintenance plans.   The process to turn the soil will take 2-3 years, and it is a commitment we believe will yield positive results.  Not only will the literal make-up of the earth be restored, but we will also be able to conserve water. In the interest of preservation, the Board is actively monitoring our water usage and plotting the use of increased drip irrigation systems.  Finding opportunities to create efficiencies in our lighting and electric use is also part of the holistic approach to “greening” our Gardens.  We are especially appreciative of those who have committed their time, money, and talents to making this a reality and we hope you will continue to enjoy the fruits of their labor.

Spring Scavenger Hunt!

Hosted by Landa Gardens Conservancy & Girl Scout Troop 523

CommunityGardenJoin us on Saturday, April 4th an Saturday, April 11th from 11:30am to 1:30pm for a special Spring Scavenger Hunt!

This free  event is fun for the whole family.  Learn about the trees and plants growing in the garden and discover the unique architectural elements of the library.  Once the home of Hannah and Harry Landa, the library and surrounding grounds are  now the result of a public-private partnership between the City of San Antonio and Landa Gardens Conservancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. We invite you to come enjoy the garden, playground, and library as we welcome Spring!