On October 7, 2017, Urban Harvest sponsored the third HUB distribution day in which 1,112 assorted brassicas, 1,180 seed packets and 60 quarts of MicroLife Ocean Harvest were given to community gardens across the Houston metroplex. This distribution created the potential yield for over 60,000 pounds of organic vegetables, of which more than 50% will be donated to food pantries.
Gardens were also provided with a handout on the planting and care of brassicas and how to work with and retain volunteers for the garden.
Through our five HUB gardens (Alabama Gardens, Palm Center Community Garden, Westbury Garden, Christ the Good Shepherd Garden, Wilchester Elementary Garden), 45 community gardens participated in the event.
Initiated this year, our Urban Harvest HUB gardens serve as a more centrally-located site for the distribution of materials and educational information to surrounding community gardens. The distribution days also provide an opportunity for garden volunteers to get advice from their fellow community gardeners.