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Grow A Mediterranean Garden; Seminar at Sandy Oaks

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It’s prime time in Texas to prepare to start a fall garden, but common pests and climate-related problems may have you hanging up your gardening gloves for the season.

Don’t fret! Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard and horticulturist Robbi Will come to the rescue with information on how to deal with these challenges and much more, this Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Sandy Oaks Garden SeminarWill is going to lead a discussion on growing a Texas-style Mediterranean garden and will provide tips and tricks on how to successfully grow and harvest fall herbs and vegetables from your own space.

Also at the demo, Sandy Oaks’ Executive Chef Chris Cook will present a cooking demo with fall herbs and vegetables discussed in the seminar, fresh-picked from the Sandy Oaks garden.

If you’re still unsure if you’re ready to absorb all of this information and venture out on your own, don’t worry; herbs will also be available for purchase in the Sandy Oaks shop. You’ll want to pick some up so you can , so you can practice Chef Cook’s lessons at home right away.

There is no charge for the demonstration or the samples. Please call ahead to register for the event at 210.621.0044. Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard is at  25195 Mathis Road, about a 20 minute drive from downtown San Antonio.  Visit the website by clicking here.

About Robbi Will

Robbi Will grew up in central Texas and has been playing in the dirt, smelling the flowers, and exploring the outdoors as long as she can remember. Loving plants, she earned a degree in Horticulture from Texas A&M University. She currently works as a sales representative for the Antique Rose Emporium. In the past, she has managed the award-winning retail store for the same company in San Antonio, Texas. Robbi has been in the Green Industry for over 30 years, working with native plant production, buying for a plant brokerage, overseeing landscape construction, and lecturing on a wide variety of plant related topics. Occasionally she eats roses for breakfast.

About Sandy Oaks

Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard is located on 40 acres in Elmendorf, TX just 20 minutes south of San Antonio. Sandy Oaks is best known for its olive trees, olive oil, and olive leaf based skin and beauty products.  With over 1,000 olive trees and a nursery that can contain up to 10,000 or more olive seedlings at any given time, Sandy Oaks offers exceptional hospitality and educational services based around the various uses of olive oil.



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