Determine where you will plant your tomato plants and how many plants your space can accommodate. There are several things to consider. First you want to plant them where the tomato family was not planted last year or even the year before, if possible. This is to avoid disease and pests that are waiting in […]
The two storage sheds at the Westbury Community Garden got a face lift last fall when a group of art students from Westbury High School, their teacher, Shelby Lenderman and WCG member, Sara Lyons combined their creative talents and painted a pastoral garden mural.
Since we have a lot of new gardeners, I thought it would be helpful to recirculate this information I sent last spring to those of you that are having trouble deciding what tomatoes to plant. Heirloom vs. Hybrid There are two types of tomatoes available at nurseries. Most agree that the heirloom varieties taste better […]
How many of you would appreciate help with watering your bed(s), specially through the long, hot summer? Some of us have already formed watering groups, where one person from the group waters all beds in that group daily (or every other day or whatever). That way a gardener may only have to come to the […]
The Westbury Community Garden is thrilled to be featured on the Monday, December 23rd edition of Houston Matters. Tune in to 88.7 KUHF at noon to hear Cindy Chapman talk about the garden and our fundraising efforts. If you miss the broadcast, it will be posted later in the day on the Houston Matters website: http://www.houstonmatters.org/.
As of December 21, we have raised over $31,000 toward our End of Year Campaign goal of $50,000. Thanks to all who have helped to spread the word about our cause. And a very special thanks to those of you who have contributed!! If you haven’t yet finished your charitable contributions for the year, please […]
And more press…. This week’s edition of the Southwest News carried an article about the Garden. If it isn’t delivered to your home, you can check it out online: http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?pbid=5f7e0827-4eea-4952-a287-f2a30f4c122a
We have great news today!!!!! Donations to Save the 7-Acre Westbury Community Garden have passed $25,000! We are now more than HALFWAY to our goal to raise at least $50,000 dollars by December 31. Total donations are: $21,960 by cash /check, plus $3,523 online via credit card = $25,483. We love our generous donors. Thank […]
The Westbury Community Garden seeks help to purchase our leased 7-acre site. If we don’t buy the land, then it will be used for the construction of an apartment complex. Our goal is to raise at least $50,000 by December 31, and the total cost of the land exceeds $500,000. Donations are tax-deductible. Help us […]