Annual Garden Party May 1, 2022

After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, we are back with our family-friendly party outside in the garden! We’ll have live music, a silent auction of gift certificates and products from local businesses, a wine pull, and fun activities for the kids. Mexican food will be catered by Molina’s with dessert by Moeller’s Bakery. Wine and beer from Total Wine & More is included but feel free to bring your own libations! Tickets are $20/ adult payable by cash, check, credit card or Venmo. Kids have no entrance fee when accompanied by an adult. You can pre-pay your family’s entrance fee here:

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8th Annual Garden Party to Benefit Southside Place Community Garden May 1, 2022

Join for another fabulous outdoor party on the garden lot. After a two year hiatus due to COVID, we will once again meet in the garden for music, food, drinks and fun for the whole family. Look forward to:

  • Silent auction
  • Live music
  • Food generously donated by Molina’s
  • BYOB + wine, beer + provided by Total Wine + More
  • Cake kindly donated by Moeller’s Bakery
  • Fun activities for the kids

Dates: SUNDAY, May 1, 2022, 4:30 PM TO 7:30 PM

Price: $20 PER ADULT, PAYABLE AT THE GARDEN GATE. KIDS ARE FREE!

Address: 6309 EDLOE ST.,  HOUSTONTX 77005

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Herb Sale November 6 in the Southside Place Clubhouse

On Saturday Nov. 6, 2021 9am – 3pm our friends at the Herb Society of American, South Texas Unit, is hosting the Herb Fair.

See:
www.herbsociety-stu.org
www.facebook.com/HerbSociety.SouthTexasUnit/

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Bluegrass in the Garden November 7 3-5pm

We mean the music, not the invasive grass! Join us for a picnic in the garden Sunday November 7 2021 3-5pm. BYO chairs and concessions. It’s a free and socially distanced, outdoor event.

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Wildflowers

After February’s hard freeze, the garden has sprung back to life. Check out these wildflowers in the back near the compost bins.

Snowvid during COVID: February 2021
Garden Designer, architect Joe Przybyl during Snowvid February 2021
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What’s growing in our garden?

Here’s the new Spring 2021 planting layout

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Garden version 2.0

Thanks to the generous donations of many neighbors, members, and the City of Southside Place, the new raised bed construction is complete! The rotting cedar boxes were replaced with split-face block topped with custom-made cast stone caps. Designed by architect and garden Board member, Joe Przybyl, and installed by Ramm Construction, owned by Southside Place resident and garden member, Adam Gonzalez.

Adam Gonzales of Ramm Construction and Joe Przybyl, garden designer
610671Work in progress with the crew from Ramm. Board members Pat Mullen and Joe Przybyl consulting.
Heavy lifting by Ramm Construction crew. Pat Mullen, Joe Przybyl, and Adam Gonzalez.

Come visit the garden and admire our new raised beds!! Plenty of room for socially distanced socializing, eating, cartwheels and hula hooping. Work days first and third Saturday of each month at 2pm.

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Proposal in the Garden

Yesterday, we witnessed this adorable couple get engaged! Their first date was a Tiny Boxwoods and he chose to propose in the Southside Place Community Garden on a beautiful winter day. He got down on bended knee in front of the curved flower bed.

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Fundraiser to replace wooden raised beds with split face block

Dear Friends of the Southside Place Community Garden,

The wooden vegetable beds that were built by volunteers at the inception of the garden in 2013 have come to the end of their useful life and, after consideration of design alternatives and costs, the garden Board has decided to replace them with more permanent concrete splitface blocks. The new beds will be located in the same place, will be the same size as the existing ones and will provide stable seating at the bed edge. We are hoping to have the funds required to start the project in November. The City has agreed to partner with us in this endeavor and we hope you will too!

Support at any level is welcome:

  • Dirt Angel: $50.00 will help fill up our beds
  • Seed Champion: $100 will provide seeds for a year
  • Garden Magician: Contributions from $100 -$3000 will enable the garden to continue to be a magical place.
  • Also available are Naming Rights for the
    beds.

The success of the Community Garden depends on the generous support of its volunteers and family sponsors. You can contribute by:

check made payable to Southside Place Community Garden c/o Sally Lukats 3772 Jardin, Houston, Tx 77005

Venmo to @SSPCG-Houston. The Community Garden is a 501 (C)(3) organization.

If you have any questions about the Community Garden or sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

  • Alexa Burrow (alexab@greenwoodking.com)
  • Claire Baker (clairebaker5@gmail.com)
  • Sally Lukats (slukats@gmail.com)

At the time the garden was conceived, the founders and the
council members who supported us could not have imagined that
their vision of developing a community garden would evolve
into the space it is today – an abundant, serene and peaceful
green space enjoyed by citizens of Southside and surrounding
communities of all ages. The garden boasts several hundred
volunteers who support the garden in a variety of ways. The
garden is the site for a wide variety of gatherings, including
school field trips, family dinners, happy hours, and concerts. We
believe the garden has truly enriched the lives of those living
in Southside and beyond.

Claire Baker, President, Southside Place Community Garden November 2020
3 raised beds still available for naming rights
three beds still available for naming rights

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The garden is open!

Although our parties have been postponed and the parks are closed due to COVID-19, our community garden is open. We are meeting the first and third Saturday of each month for our “work days.” Please wear a mask and bring your own gloves. We can still garden while maintaining a social distance!

World’s largest cucumber?

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Garden News January 2020

Garden News Volume 2- Issue 1 2020page1

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