Urban Harvest is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization enriching 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 3,500 Houston-area students, and through our Edible Academy workshop, that number – and impact – doubles. Our Community Gardens program provides resources and education to over 135 gardens – supporting communities in growing their own food and creating sustainable greenspaces.
Together, we can enrich the lives, soils, and plates of all Houstonians.