Urban Harvest is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that enriches the Houston community by providing community garden programming, farmers markets, gardening classes, and youth education.
We Dig Houston.
When Urban Harvest was founded in 1994, it was thought that food could not be grown organically in Houston. Since then, Urban Harvest has introduced an alternate vision for the city, revealing that sustainable fruits and vegetables can flourish in Houston’s unique climate, and locally grown, healthy food can revitalize and empower our region.
Today, our programs echo this philosophy. Our Farmers Markets bring together farmers, vendors, and thousands of Houstonians in a vibrant community that celebrates fresh food and local growers. Each year, our Youth Education program teaches hands-on gardening to over 5,000 Houston-area students, and through our Edible Academy workshop, that number – and impact – doubles. Our Community Gardens program provides resources and education to almost 200 gardens – supporting communities in growing their own food and creating sustainable greenspaces.
Together, we can enrich the lives, soils, and plates of all Houstonians. Join the good food movement.
Urban Harvest’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement: Urban Harvest strives to create a healthier city where all have access to fresh, nutritious food harvested from sustainable community gardens and farms. Our mission includes addressing food insecurity and inequality. We are investing in evidence-based strategies, staff training, and collaborations with community champions to apply a racial equity lens to our work. Urban Harvest is increasing the purchasing power and choice for the customers we serve. We have developed consistent sites for community engagement, utilizing the power of local, affordable, and sustainable food production.