In 2012, Green Space Alliance of South Texas awarded the Terrell Heights Neighborhood Association a $6,000 grant to set up a community garden. The grant provided an opportunity for residents to come together to build a garden not only for vegetables, fruits, and flowers, but also to serve as a location for community-wide educational and social events.
Under the leadership of Judy Temple, the Garden Committee formed, and work began on east side of the Larchmont traffic island in early 2013. By the end of the year, the Community Garden had grown to include raised beds for individuals and families, a resting bench, communal plots, a limestone pathway, planters, butterfly beds and more.
In 2014, the THNA board and the Garden agreed that the Garden Committee was established enough to become it’s own entity with its own finances and board of directors. THNA is proud to have been a sponsor of the launch of the Terrell Heights Community Garden and to have assisted with its growth. Today, the Community Garden is considered a community partner with the Neighborhood Association and they work closely to enable the goals of each organization.
You can read more about what’s going on in the Community Garden through their monthly column here and also via their Facebook page.
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