The San Antonio Botanical Garden serves as a 38-acre tranquil escape, living classroom, research and conservation facility, and entertainment venue where art and cultural experiences come to life.
As Conservation and Volunteer Programs Specialist, I coordinated adult conservation and cultural programs relevant to current exhibits. The conservation program consists of around 100 annual programs, in addition to regular Garden-wide and collaborative programs. I also managed the volunteer program consisting of 200 active volunteers using the GivePulse system.
I regularly taught programs, including (but not limited to):
Ethnobotany of Native Plants Walking Tour (Monthly)
Inhabiting San Antonio: Exploring the People and Plants of this Place
Limeys and Radioactive Fruit: The Ethnobotany of Citrus Walking Tour
Teas, Tisanes, and Texas Natives
Old Plants/New Ideas: Renewing Interest in San Antonio’s Native Plants
Honey in History
Bizarre Botany Series
Guided Tours walking tours through the Garden and paired with a themed cocktail.
Nefarious Plants, Promiscuous Plants, The Fungus Among Us, Amazing Adaptations
DIY Culinary Series
Collaborated with in-house chef on series combining culinary education and food history.
Gin, Preserved Lemons, Za'atar, Ginger Ceviche, Marigold Tequila
Honey Tasting at Bee Day, 2021
Rain Chain and Sustainable Design
Virtual Tour of the Garden's Hives
Conservatory designed by Emilio Ambasz