Community Garden Program
Come grow with us! We all know that we need to eat fresh fruits and vegetables for a healthy diet. HDHHS recently started a community garden program to show everyone how we can grow nutritious foods and give the community a chance to participate in the process. We have 11 gardens at locations all across Houston. Some foods we are growing include onions, spinach, turnips, lettuce, cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower (yum yum).
We also grow herbs such as mustard and garlic. In addition to learning what's good to eat, we teach several classes. You can learn when to plant certain crops, how to plant them, how much sun is needed and what tools and supplies you'll need. Other classes teach windowsill gardening and the importance of organic foods.
To our delight, the 11 HDHHS community gardens produce an abundance of fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices. For many, harvesting then preparing the fruits and vegetables are a drop in the bucket. When it comes to preparing the herbs and spices for use, much of it goes to seed because we do not know how to preserve and use it later.
Click on the location nearest you in the photo collage below
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For more information about the Community Garden Program, e-mail us or call 832.393.4795.