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Gardens to Assist Birds, Bees and Butterflies

The Community Garden articles generally discuss growing vegetables, but did you know that the flower beds surrounding the vegetables contain a very intentional mix of plants? We wanted a nice screen for the vegetable beds, but we also wanted to … Continue reading

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Urban Harvest & SSP Community Garden present Cultivated Cocktails

  Urban Harvest and Southside Place Community Garden rang in the Italian tradition to Houston with Cultivated Cocktails, a fundraiser benefitting both non-profits. Aperitivo cocktails, passed and stationed hors d’oeuvres, and Roman street-food-inspired pizzas from Pizza Motus were served. While this … Continue reading

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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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