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The Most Neglected Season

When we all signed the gardeners agreement and agreed to abide by our gardening rules, we agreed to planting three seasons with the option of having a fallow season. Are you prepared for the summer season?  It is here! Preparing For the Hot Summer Season Remove all plants that are not producing, including diseased and sick or dead […]

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Workday July 22, 2017

Happy, hardworking Volunteers in the Westbury Community Garden Butterfly Beds at the end of the long summer workday. ( L-R: back row,  Amelia Goldberg, Becky Stemper; front row: Kat Elder. Steve Goldberg, Wayne Slaikeu) Virginia Livingston ( not pictured) was working in vacant beds.  

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Weeding for Meditation

Steve Hartman of CBS says “Weeding can induce a meditative state” Thought you might enjoy his story which can be found at Steve Hartman: Weed addict on the road to recovery – CBS News www.cbsnews.com/news/steve-hartman-a-weed-addict-on-the-road-to-recovery/ Weeds don’t take a vacation. 8) Hope to see you at the free Fall Gardening class on Aug 12, 2-4:00. […]

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Tips For A Highly Productive Garden

FOR BEST PRODUCE, PICK PRODUCE BEFORE FULLY MATURE AND OFTEN The monitors have noticed many beds with rotting produce on plants and on the ground. It is tempting to leave rotten tomatoes and other produce on the ground but rotten produce encourages bad insects and diseases that could spread to your neighbors beds. Although most […]

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Earth Day at the Garden 2017

On Earth Day, April 22, it took many hands to accomplish re-mulching most of the aisles at the garden. Crews cleared and leveled the aisles, laid down cardboard for weed block,  and distributed 25 yards of new mulch in the aisles. Urban Harvest generously donated 18 yards of mulch, supplies, snacks and water. WCG purchased […]

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Rain Barrel & Compost Bin Truckload Sale

Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:00 a.m – noon West Parking Lot of the Houston Permitting Center 1002 Washington Avenue Order online by Sunday, May 7, 2016: www.rainbarrelprogram.org/Houston.  The Green Building Resource Center will help area residents conserve water and resources by offering 50-gallon rain barrels and 65-gallon compost bins at discounted prices of just $69.00 and $65.00.   Made from recycled […]

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City is Now a Certified Wildlife Friendly City

Invitation to Proclamation, Tues., April 18, 1:30 p.m.   From: “Aplaca, Jed – PRD” <Jed.Aplaca@houstontx.gov> Date: Apr 10, 2017 CONGRATULATIONS to all the groups in Houston who have helped with this directly or indirectly.  Houston is now certified as a wildlife friendly city.  All the credit should go to the citizens who have pushed for […]

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Mulberries!

Our mulberry tree in the North 40 is loaded with berries right now. If you have a few minutes, take a small container to the garden and try some. Mulberries are the sweet, hanging fruit from a genus of deciduous trees that grow in a variety of temperate areas around the world. Thought to possibly […]

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