The Phil Hardberger Park Children’s Vegetable Garden was awarded First Place by the Texas Master Gardener Association 2016 Search for Excellence Awards. The Bexar County Master Gardener Assoc. received the award.
The Children’s Vegetable Garden is a 16-week hands-on gardening program for children 7 to 14 years old. The program is led by Master Gardener volunteers. It is offered through a partnership of the Bexar County Master Gardeners, San Antonio Parks and Recreation, Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy, and Texas A&M AgriLife. The program was established in 2016 by the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy with money donated through the Big Give S.A. 2015. New Earth and Lady Bug Brand sponsor the garden with in-kind donations.