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Orchard Maps

The two orchards at Westbury Community Garden include over 40 citrus, fig and other fruit trees. Have you wondered what varieties have been planted? Can you help fill in the details on the numbered trees on the maps? Mouse over each dot to see tree info. Front Orchard   North 40

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Ever wonder what to do with those huge radishes that seem to want to grow above the ground? Did you know you can cook them? I’ve tried steaming them and serving with salt, pepper, and butter–yummy! Sort of like a mild turnip. And they can be sliced thinly and sauteed with other fresh veggies for […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

On this perfect-weather Thanksgiving Day, while I rest up before the marauding hordes arrive, I am reflecting on how very grateful I am for all the wonderful things that have happened at the Garden this year and the dedicated people who made them all possible. Thanks to community leaders and their supporters, who worked tirelessly […]

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What’s cooking? Turnips!

Root crops are one of the fall garden’s bounties. On a recent trip to the garden, I harvested about 3 lbs of turnips and had to do some recipe research to decide how to fix them. I not only had a big bowl of the roots, there was a sink-full of the nutritious greens. As a transplanted southerner, […]

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Over 100 Attend First Annual Fall Festival

We had a great turnout (over 100 people) in spite of the weather…and scrumptious food that everyone raved about!  (Beware:  Becky wants to open a restaurant in Westbury and she thinks she has found her chefs….)  The fact that the mayor and her entourage stayed for over an hour to eat, tour, and talk after […]

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Join Us At The Fall Festival November 15

Saturday, November 15, we will celebrate a great year for Westbury Community Garden. Ownership of our 7-acre site has been transferred to the City of Houston and Westbury Community Garden’s future is secure! Join WCG gardeners, city officials and partner organizations in celebrating the saving of WCG for land for years to come. There will […]

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