The mission of the Houston Community Garden is to create a model for community wellness and intergenerational connections while promoting healthy eating habits for all residents of the Houston, Minnesota, area. We will do this by providing land, seeds, and equipment to grow food free of chemicals and genetic modification. Through ongoing educational opportunities, we will teach gardening, harvesting, cooking, and preserving techniques.
Starting in 2013, a few raised bed boxes are available for rent. Private families tend to their boxes and reap all the harvest. Please contact Audrey if you are interested in renting a box or getting involved with the Community Garden!
Audrey Alfson speaks about our garden on: KSMQ's "Garden Connections"
The Houston Community Garden is located near the Houston Nature Center, 215 W. Plum St, Houston, Minnesota (also the entrance to Trailhead Park). It is visible from the bike trail as one walks or bikes along from the Nature Center towards Rushford. Stop in at the Nature Center, visit our About Us page, or the Contact Us page for more information! This truely is a community effort and welcome any new participants that wish to be apart of the project!