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

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 (
  • Claire Baker (
  • Sally Lukats (

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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