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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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 […]
On June 25, 2014, crews arrived to re-pot 170 trees and set up a drip irrigation system for the new Tree Farm at Westbury Community Garden. The seeds for this project (pun intended) came from Trees for Houston, who provided the trees, pots, and the expertise to set up the irrigation system. Scotts Miracle-Gro , always a […]
Have you seen this moth flitting around your squash plants? Look closely. It is has a greenish black top wing and transparent, black-veined bottom wing and is often confused with a wasp. It buzzes when it flies. Unlike most moths, it flies in the daytime. The Squash Vine Borer, Melitta curcurbitae, is a serious pest of vine […]
This safe and effective spray the can be made at home. It makes the vegetables or leaves tasty nasty to the bugs so they stop munching. You must wash your veggies before eating them if you use this stuff! It will taste nasty to you, too! I have made a large batch of the concentrate. […]
A fun way to enjoy and share your cucumber abundance is to make homemade pickles! Here is a simple recipe I’ve pulled together after reviewing pickling methods and recipes online. I choose to make all my recipes sugar and preservative free. Note, these pickles must be stored in the refrigerator because they are not put in […]
Beginning May 24, a farm stand operated by the Plant It Forward farmers will be open for business every weekend at the Westbury Community Garden pavilion. Fresh, organic produce is for sale every Saturday and Sunday. The pavilion is also the place to pick up your Farm Share, if you are a participant in the Plant […]
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 to live?