Houston Community Garden

Come Grow With Us!

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" 


Our Location

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!

Our Goals

  • To grow food in a manner consistent with sound organic and ecological standards.
  • To provide fresh fruit and vegetables to the Houston food shelf and Valley View facilities.
  • To provide fresh fruit and vegetables to garden volunteers and their families.
  • To promote gardening as a healthy lifestyle and smart economic choice.
  • To provide educational opportunities for those wanting to learn how to start seeds, plant and maintain a garden, prepare, and preserve fresh food.
  • To support local student and civic organizations' projects and educational programs.
  • To create a garden space accessible to anyone, regardless of age or ability.
  • To celebrate good food, freshly grown.


Our Vision

A gardener in every house, health in every home.