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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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VegOut Tasting Menu and Recipes

March 4 Quick-Braised Carrots With Butter 1 lb carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch slices or 1 lb baby carrots 2 T butter (or 1 T canola oil or vegetable oil) 1/4 c water 1 T maple syrup or 1 t sugar salt to taste 1-2 T minced fresh parsley DIRECTIONS Place all ingredients […]

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Urban Harvest HUB Garden

As one of the well-established community gardens in Houston, Westbury Community Garden has been appointed to be an Urban Harvest HUB garden site. There are several Urban Harvest HUB gardens around the city. A HUB garden serves as a regional center for newer community gardens to meet for Urban Harvest education and other events. There […]

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VegOut! Comments and Pictures

Here are some comments and pictures from the VegOut! experience. From Becky Edmondson, Westbury Civic Club President. A BIG thank you to everyone who worked toward making this VegOut! event possible.   The weather didn’t cooperate but I will tell you the 3 eight year old second grade boys I brought learned a lot!  I had […]

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VegOut! This month

For four Saturdays in March, Westbury Community Garden will join The Health Museum and Recipe For Success in a program for National Nutrition Month. We extend a special invitation to students, parents, teachers and staff at Parker Elementary School. Where:  Westbury Community Garden pavilion 12581 Dunlap St. Houston, TX 77035 You can RSVP for the […]

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