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.
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.
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.
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 (email@example.com)
Claire Baker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sally Lukats (email@example.com)
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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!
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:
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!
Venue: SOUTHSIDE PLACE COMMUNITY GARDEN
Address: 6309 EDLOE ST., HOUSTON, TX77005
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The Southside Living Magazine,which previously published our monthly garden column, is temporarily defunct. In the meantime we are distributing our own newsletter to keep you informed about upcoming garden events. Garden News Volume 1 Issue 1 2019 copy (1)
Cindy Raimond will meet us in the garden to share her 35 years experience working with butterflies. She will teach us how to create habitat that will attract butterflies to our gardens year after year. If you love our native butterflies you will not want to miss this presentation. Adults and children welcome!
One lucky attendee will win:
a copy of Cindy’s favorite butterfly book
a butterfly habitat of your own
Cindy’s personal cell phone number for advice
and several host plants to place in your own garden.
In addition, Cindy will help anyone that wants to create their own butterfly habitat during the event. Bring a very LARGE glass or plastic container or a small aquarium.