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It’s tomato time!

My favorite time of the year in the garden is tomato time. The promise of home grown tomatoes is, in fact, the major reason I became involved in the garden. Yes, I am enough of a kid at heart to … Continue reading

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Plant-it-Forward, Southside!

Teresa and Pat O’Donnell are new members of the Southside Place Community Garden. And do they know something about gardening! They are the founders of Plant-it-Forward, which teaches new Texans how to become urban farmers. Last week, we got to sit … Continue reading

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Children in the garden

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Garden Party Sunday April 22, 2018 4:30-7:30

Can you believe this is our 6th big garden bash? Come this year and see the new developments on the second lot. We have a putting green, paths and a curved bench that elevates the vacant lot to a beautiful … Continue reading

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DIY Container Gardening

Article by Patty Tilton appeared in Southside Living Magazine June 2017

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Got Grit? Southside Place Community Garden gets new Board members

There’s a book and TedTalk by Angela Duckworth about “grit” that seems apropos of the Southside Place Community Garden Board. Not grit as in grit and grime, although we do get pretty dirty on Saturday work days. I mean the … Continue reading

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Battle in the Garden: Pumpkins vs. Okra

Normally, we have at least one bed with three foot tall okra by now. The beautiful yellow flowers foreshadow the rapidly growing okra pods. Residents and city hall workers come by daily to pick the okra pods. Stockpile them for … Continue reading

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Silent Auction 4/23/17 our Biggest Fundraiser Yet!

Every spring we hold our annual garden party to welcome the community into the garden and recruit new members. It started five years ago in 2013 and now has become a tradition in the neighborhood. Every year we change the … Continue reading

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Here comes the big one: Garden Bash April 23, 2017

Click here for Auction Brochure 2017. Presents for Mother’s Day! This year–our 5th year!–it will be bigger than ever with activities for the kids, a silent auction and wine pull, and a potting station to plant your own container garden. Food … Continue reading

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Good Times at the Event in the Tent

Fun night in the tent! The tent was leftover from a party on a Friday night in February. The residents let us “double-dip” and use the tent the following Sunday. Good thing because the rain chances were high. Turned out to … Continue reading

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