Urban Harvest’s 18th Annual Fruit Tree Sale will be on Saturday Jan 13, 2018, at the Houston Community College West Loop Parking Lot, 5601 West Loop S, Houston, TX 77081, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (or until we sell out). Details are being added at
If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the volunteer form at http://urbanharvest.org/fts/
This sale may be the largest one-day fruit tree sale on the planet! It provides high quality fruit trees for individuals, schools, community gardens, farms, and other agencies over much of Southeast Texas. It popularizes and publicizes the growing of fruit trees and provides education about what works here and what doesn’t. Fruit trees have many advantages for the grower: improved diet, cheaper organic and tasty food, low-labor food production, carbon sequestration, erosion control, shade, and beauty. At the same time, the sale raises at minimum $50,000 for Urban Harvest’s many valuable programs: Youth Education, Farmers’ Markets, Community Gardens, and Adult Classes in gardening and sustainability.
“We Back the Bay” program allows students and teachers in the counties surrounding Galveston Bay to create learning legacies on their school campus that will improve the water quality of Galveston Bay. The program will build awareness of the causes and consequences of poor water quality in Galveston Bay, develop critical thinking skills necessary to mitigate pollution of the Bay, and create action to increase water conservation and reduce storm run-off from school campuses. Participants will learn how SmartWater landscapes not only improve water quality of the bay but may reduce flooding from heavy rainfall events.
If you are accepted into “We Back the Bay” you/your campus will receive the following for FREE:
• 3 Days of Professional Development for 2-3 teachers/campus
• Artist Boat Eco-Art Workshop (5, 2-hour workshops for 125 students/campus)
• Artist Boat Eco-Art Adventure (5, 4-hour adventures for 125 students/campus)
• $4,549 Mini-Grant for each campus to build a WaterSmart Landscape on their campus
Five schools will be accepted into the program based on applications submitted by teachers.
Application Deadline: March 19th, 2018
Program will take place between July 2018 and May 2019.
For more information and to apply, visit artistboat.org/we-back-the-bay.