Seeding Galveston’s flagship garden is a full acre located at the corner of Avenue N & 33rd Street. This site, previously a tangle of bushes, brambles and trees badly in need of grooming, was generously made available to Seeding Galveston by Councilman Craig and Angela Brown, who have been its foremost supporters ever since.
Thanks to financial support from the Harris and Eliza Kempner Fund, the President’s Cabinet at UTMB, donations from individuals and innumerable volunteer hours from a host of incomparable people, the garden at N&33 today includes well over 4,000 square feet of gardening space in raised beds, several dozen fruit trees, blackberry bushes, four African pygmy milking goats, a flock of laying hens (soon!), four large recycling/composting bins, a 28-foot greenhouse, a shipping container/barn for storage and space for an educational center to be built in mid-2016.
There are donation beds tended by Senior Girl Scout Troop 620, SMART Family Literacy and the UTMB Occupational Therapy students: all produce goes to help feed the needy. Vending directly from the garden site enables members of the community to purchase produce at less than market prices. Fresh eggs and other farm products are available through the CSA program and our Wednesday farm Stand Market..
There continues to be an ongoing need for volunteers, especially waterers and anyone skilled with working with animals. To help out, come visit, email email@example.com or call Debbie or John at 281-794-9899.
The photos at right show the transformation of this huge acre site from open space to a true urban farm.