The Garden is an urban farm that serves as a community classroom used to teach such topics as gardening basics and nutrition education. Utilizing strategic ecosystems, the Garden maximizes the use of each resource, providing a practical and sustainable model for individual gardeners to follow. The Garden focuses on community outreach, equipping students, apartment residents, and homeowners alike with the training needed to grow fresh, healthy food on a budget.
Since August 2009, the Garden project has served as a full production, all-organic urban farm and the cornerstone of our Nutrition Education Program. In 2010, the one-acre site produced 20,000 lbs of fresh produce including: watermelon, cantaloupe, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, beans, and many herbs. Now, we are growing more variety than ever with a focus on heirloom plants.
Each year we host a series of workshops on a variety of topics relevant to first time and experienced gardeners.
Gardening in the Texas Panhandle can be a difficult task. For budding gardeners seeking guidance, we offer on-site training year round which coincides with current projects in the Garden.
Our regular times for volunteers to come work in the Garden are Tuesday and Thursday mornings froms 9 until 11. We also offer opportunities on some Saturdays. Volunteering in the garden must be scheduled and confirmed ahead of time. Sign up at https://www.hpfb.org/garden-volunteers.