As you can see in the pic at the top 'o the blog, our Community Garden is coming together, and just in time for the fall planting season.
Many of you in the U.S. don't have a second season to grow crops like we do down hyah in the Gulf Coast, and you also don't get weeks and weeks of 105-110 degree heat indexes, so shut up and be grateful for what you have.
We are transforming a 100' x 100' vacant lot only blocks from downtown - and right across the street from my home! - into a Community Garden. We have space for 25 plots (18 or so taken) measuring 4' x 20' along with some space for a small pond, a small neighborhood "gathering space," a compost heap, and a citrus/tree orchard in the corner. The owner of the lot is letting us lease it for $1/year. I guess we should take him some of the produce we grow, huh?
This pic is from two days ago. Much has changed since then. Pics to come. Try clicking on this pic.
I'm meeting neighbors that I didn't know I had, and that's a good thing. Like Lee up there.
We are very fortunate to have an organization like Urban Harvest here in Houston. They have been instrumental in the formation of some 50+ gardens in the Houston area, and are an invaluable source if you are into gardening. Take a look at this map of gardens in the area.
First and foremost, our members are going to consume what we grow. Have you ever grown your own tomatoes? Oh. My. God. (Figure. Of. Speech.)