Thursday, April 12, 2012

Urban Harvest at Mandell Park, what a treasure... behold. "The greatest gift of the garden is the restoration of the five senses." Hanna Rion

This park is at the corner of Richmond and Mandell. Just a quick walk or bike ride from my apartment.

It is one of the locations for an Urban Harvest Garden. Who would think that herbs, vegetables, flowers and a prairie would be growing in the middle of a city, but the proof is in the pictures.
Volunteers tend to the garden. Let's applaud them and thank them with loud uproarious cheers. Hip, hip, hoorah!!!!!
I'm kind of partial to prairies, growing up in Kansas, lots of prairies there.

I'm glad they were able to preserved some of the plants.
Squash, I presume.

Food reserved for the homeless.

This isn't a large park. I find it so interesting that so much can be done with so little land, with the help of caring individuals.

Get involved: "Urban Harvest is a nonprofit organization that uses fruit, vegetable and habitat gardens to improve quality of life in the greater Houston area." Urban Harvest Web site

Urban Harvest
2311 Canal Street
Houston, TX 77003

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