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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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Outstanding Dinner in the Garden October 22, 2017

Get Tickets for “Outstanding Dinner in the Garden” here October marks our fourth annual fancy dinner party in the garden. In 2014, we had the perfect party in the garden. Set outside in October when the weather is typically nice, we … Continue reading

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Blame the Rain” Silent Auction Party was a Winner

Southside Living Magazine Article_July   Blame the rain for dividing our annual garden party into two fun parties this year. Our big, annual garden fundraiser slated for April was rained out at the last minute. While we served the donated … Continue reading

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Read about our “rained in” garden party in Southside Living Magazine

photos by Fabiana Cuggioni   click here to open in a separate window Southside_June_2016_Pag_10-11 Rain Dampens the Party but Not our Spirits  By Julia Babcock  The problem with having garden parties in Houston is that we are subject to the ever-changing … Continue reading

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Blame the Rain Party May 22 5-7pm

Silent Auction Party May 22 2016 Silent auction & picnic to benefit the Southside Place Community Garden Our annual outdoor party got rained out in April, so we postponed the silent auction to another SUNNY day. Join us in the … Continue reading

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Big Garden Party Bash April 24, 2015 4:30-8:30

4th Annual Garden party To Benefit the southside place community garden Party with your neighbors to celebrate our growth! Join us for another fabulous outdoor party on the garden lot. Music, food, drinks and fun for the whole family. DIY … Continue reading

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Wine Tasting and Sale in The Village News

See full story about our upcoming party Sunday March 6 4:30pm  at: http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/launch.aspx?eid=444cdada-beb3-4050-aa22-24ac1231927e&pnum=0     Thanks, Ben!

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It’s Spring Party Time!

The Southside Place Community Garden is not just about growing vegetables, it’s also about growing community.  One of the benefits of having a beautiful outdoor space is that we can use it as a gathering spot. Currently the Southside Place … Continue reading

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What Motivates Our Volunteers?

This month, I interviewed garden volunteers on why they volunteer. Although the general benefits of a community garden appear to be self-evident, our volunteers have a variety of reasons for participating. Many people may find it difficult to make the … Continue reading

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