On March 4, 2017, Urban Harvest organized the first HUB distribution day in which 750 tomato plants and 420 pepper plants were given to community gardens across the Houston metroplex. This distribution created the potential for over 20,000 lbs of organic vegetable production, of which more than 50% will be donated to food pantries. The next distribution day will be on Saturday, May 6 from 8:30 to 11AM and we will distribute sweet potato slips. Please contact Dawn Newcomer, the Community Gardens Coordinator, for more information. These distribution days have been made possible due to the generous support of the River Oaks Garden Club.
At the beginning of the year, Urban Harvest developed four main "HUB" gardens in various parts of Houston to service our over 100 community gardens.
Our four HUB Gardens, coordinators and the 42 gardens served are:
Alabama Garden - Suzy Shapiro – Wesley Community Center Garden, Tiny Mushrooms Garden, Beauty's Garden, Walker St. City Garden, Heights HS Garden, First Ward Garden & Alabama Garden
Palm Center Community Garden - Terry Garner and Betty Baer – Chenevert Garden, Sunnyside Garden, Think & Grow Green Garden, Bronson Garden, Challenger 7 Park Garden, Brookline Elementary Garden, Agape Garden, Family Forge Garden, VA Garden, Bay Area UUC Garden, Magnificat House Garden, Harry Holmes Healthy Harvest Garden, UH Garden, Creston Baptist Church Garden, Palm Center Community Garden
Westbury Garden - Betsy Longoria – RIce School Garden, Kate Bell Elementary, Jim Huff Memorial Garden, Braes Interfaith Garden, Briargrove Elementary Garden, Cedar Brook Elementary Garden, Grace Community Garden, Lovett Elementary Garden, Wilchester Elementary Garden, Shlenker School Garden, Sutton Garden, Westbury Garden
Christ the Good Shepherd - Dawn Newcomer – Lifepath Church Community Garden, Tomball Community Garden, Bernhausen Elementary Garden, NAM Plymouth Church Garden, Veggie Village, Veggie Village Children's Garden at Wendtwoods Park, Veggie Village Children's Garden at Creekside Park, Christ the Good Shepherd Garden