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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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Wine Tasting Event in the Tent Feb 19, 2017

Here we go! We are having the kick-off wine tasting party in the garden on Sunday February 19 4:30-7:30. A garden member is having a party in a tent Friday with a big, white tent and donated it for our … Continue reading

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Bocce ball, anyone?

  Garden Games for Grown-ups, Southside Living Magazine, January 2017 issue Can you believe that our community garden has been in existence since February, 2013? We have accomplished a lot since then, building nine beds, a pergola, and a shed. … Continue reading

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Handicapped accessible gardens

Here’s an article about the accessibility of our garden, published in Southside Living Magazine, 2016. From its inception, the Southside Place Community Garden was designed to be an inclusive facility, allowing direct participation for people of all ages and abilities.  … Continue reading

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August is all about the okra!

Community gardening in Houston in the summer is limited due to the intense heat, limited variety of plants and travel plans of volunteers.  Our work days tend to be under-attended and the operations committee can struggle with the watering schedule. … Continue reading

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