A fully-functioning donation garden prior to Harvey, Challenger 7 was flooded out and completely devastated. The Challenger 7 Community Garden was started in the early ’90s in the Challenger 7 Park near Webster as a donation garden. The garden now has 15 beds, and all of the vegetables are donated to food pantries in Clear Lake, League City and Pearland. Prior to Harvey, the garden was averaging about 2,700 pounds of donated vegetables each year.
On Saturday, November 18, the first workday began in the garden. All of the beds need to be cleared of weeds and dead plants that have established since the flooding, as well as rebuilding the soil health by adding ammendments of compost and MicroLife.
Additional workdays will begin in January. If you are interested in helping restore this garden, click here to volunteer.