A movement is growing nationwide. Where does our food come from? What are the healthiest options for ourselves and the environment? Many are returning to the basics of backyard gardening. Keeping with this trend the Houston Community Garden is now taking applications from those wanting to reserve a space in the garden. Come join us. No experience necessary. People of all gardening abilities are invited to learn and share knowledge.
A garden is always far more than just vegetables and flowers growing in it. The most important ingredients in any garden are the people that care for and tend to the plants; and the community that views and uses it as a place of gathering, meeting, sharing, learning, and connection.
We are offering an inclusive garden that provides opportunities for safe informal learning and active living. This year we are looking forward to 15 Tai Chi sessions being offered as well. We are here to help you learn to grow food through hands-on learning.
The Houston Community Garden wants to get more people growing more food in our region and aims to give you the skills needed to help you have access to fresh local produce
Growing food locally is vital to a healthy community and environment. We are hoping to see individuals and families active in growing, sharing, buying and eating local foods.
The Community Garden provides hands on skill building while teaching families and individuals to grow, prepare and preserve local produce. Learn about canning, composting and the plants which do well in our short challenging season. Learn about making informed food choices that support the long-term well-being of community and environment, such as buying produce from our local farmers markets. Ideally the Community Garden will serve as a training ground for future market gardeners.
To apply for a garden plot please contact Sandy Wetterstrom, Community Garden Coordinator at 250-845-2727. Applications will be accepted from April 20th. Spaces will be assigned on a first come first served basis.
The Houston Community Garden wishes to thank the following funders:
The Vancouver Foundation and Northern Health Imagine Grants