Urban Garden Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Imagine growing your own fresh produce for your family, including tomatoes, cucumbers, beans, and a cornucopia of other vegetables throughout the year.

The Urban Gardening Program provides gardening opportunities for interested community groups to transform SELECT gardening spots in parks into community gardens, with the assistance of The Urban Gardener. PLEASE NOTE: ALL PARKS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE for this project.

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is here to support you! The Houston Parks and Recreation Department Urban Garden Manager oversees the project and helps community gardeners register, plan their garden. All community gardening lots must be used for gardens or farming only.

GARDENERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING ALL RESOURCES FOR THE GARDEN AND FOR THE DAY-TO-DAY MAINTENANCE AND OPERATION OF THE GARDEN.

Rebecca Zielinski – Urban Garden Manager

Rebecca has served as the Urban Garden Manager for HPARD since November 2016. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a bachelors in landscape architecture and a minor in horticulture. Her primary duties include overseeing the Urban Garden Program and assisting gardeners in developing and maintaining community gardens. She also is working to enhance the community gardens with native pollinator friendly plants to improve wildlife habitat and attract more pollinators to the sites. (Flier)

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

If you are interested in starting a garden in your community please register online.

If you have questions about the Urban Garden Program, are interested in becoming involved with an existing garden, or have any concerns, please e-mail theurbangardener@houstontx.gov.

URBAN GARDENS LOCATIONS

RESOURCE LINKS