Every Tuesday and Thursday morning this summer, the gardens of Gregory-Lincoln Education Center get a little bit greener. This is because Blas Espinosa, an Urban Harvest garden educator, holds volunteer workdays and dedicatedly waters, weeds, plants, and teaches others to do so as well. Urban Harvest and Gregory-Lincoln have partnered to create and maintain a Community Teaching Garden, consisting of several beds full of veggies and learning opportunities. We invite community members to help us keep our plants healthy and beautiful!
Not only is this garden large enough to entertain sizeable volunteer groups, like Volunteer Houston, but it is also a great place for individual volunteers and families of volunteers to spend some quality time. From watering thirsty sweet potato beds to weeding around cucumber trellises to planting black eyed peas, there is always important and fun work to be done.
Not only will you leave feeling exercised, healthy, and closer to nature, but you can also bring home a portion of the harvest!
We always have a lot of mint and rosemary, in addition to the rotating seasonal vegetables, which will make for a delicious addition to your dinner.
Currently, through August 18, we are hosting Garden Workdays for volunteers Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9-11am at 1101 Taft St. School starts on August 22nd, so we are shifting the time earlier to finish out the month! Tuesdays, 8/23, 8/30 and Thurday, 8/25 will be from 8am-10am. For more information, contact Blas Espinosa at email@example.com.
Can't wait to see you in the garden!
This article was written by Meredith Glaubach, Urban Harvest's program evaluation intern and current student at Rice University.