Urban Harvest teaches classes, features a farmers market, and creates gardens in schools and communities throughout the city.
Photography Meg McKinney
Knowledge itself fertilizes many of these gardens. Urban Harvest classes―held at its headquarters in the former Anson Jones Elementary School in Houston’s East End―include Growing Organic Vegetables, Starting Your Own Plants in Containers, and Sell What You Grow at a Farmers Market. Some students inevitably sell at Bayou City Farmers Market, which Urban Harvest founded.
Elsewhere, some of the city’s most enthusiastic gardeners are the youngest. Since it began, Urban Harvest has worked with 50 schools that turn a portion of school grounds into outdoor classrooms.