Are you passionate about local organic produce, battling food deserts, maintaining urban greenspace, teaching sustainability and caring for the planet? Consider an endowment, grant, or donation to our operating budget. Learn more about our development plans and how your donation can help.
Westbury Community Garden offers a unique outdoor classroom experience for students of all ages. Contact our Community Outreach coordinator to arrange a date for your school, church or scout group. As an Urban Harvest affiliate, we also offer on site classes for adults. Learn more about opportunities for your group.
Many hands make light work! It’s fun to get outside and do a little physical work, especially in the company of our enthusiastic members. Westbury Community Garden involves a wider community than just our gardeners. Wouldn’t your group like to join us in making Westbury and Houston a better place ...
Do you prefer organic produce? Why not grow your own? Westbury Community Garden has 62 raised allotment gardens that are leased by individuals and groups – And there is plenty of sunshine to go around. Your garden plot may be waiting for you. Read more about joining Westbury Community Garden.
This will be the debut of our QR-code enabled signs project. We’ll have a sort of scavenger hunt game where folks look for the veggie ID signs and then scan the QR code with their phone or iPad to get to expanded info about the veggie, how to grow it, how to cook it, etc. […]
I cannot think of a more rewarding vegetable. The tubers (roots) and leaves can be prepared in a variety of ways for delicious and nutritious side dishes and who can resist a sweet potato pie. However, the culinary value is just one of the rewards for growing them in your garden. Sweet potatoes are easy to grow […]
When we all signed our gardeners agreement, we agreed to plant in each of three seasons with the option of having a fallow season (with WCG approval). 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 plants. When […]
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.
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. […]
Great opportunity for the beginning gardener and experienced gardener alike. This class will teach basics of gardening and tricks to great production. Click on the right under “Upcoming Events” for more information.
EcoSite has proposed a new cell tower on leased land on Hillcroft next to WCG for TMobile and up to 2 more cellular providers. They seek to be a good partner and recognize the community concerns about blight on the site where its tower will be built. They are working with the property owner and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]