Next Event - Thursday, Nov.12, 7pm

Harvest Pot Luck Please join us for a harvest celebration at the Heights Firestation. Turkey, gravy, and beverages will be provided. Bring your favorite side dish or or dessert. Master Gardener Margaret Bingham will give a talk about insects in our garden and will also answer any of your gardening questions so come prepared! Door prizes!

Upcoming Events

December There are no events planned in December. Please check back for upcoming events in the new year.

Last Event - 10/10

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M.D. Anderson Prairie At southwest corner of Holcombe and Fannin The M.D. Anderson Prairie is a 1.8 acre native prairie reconstruction located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. The project is led by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center with project support from Katy Prairie Conservancy and other conservation groups. The prairie is a living nursery, wildlife habitat, and a peaceful respite for both caregivers and families undergoing treatment for cancer. The prairie serves as an urban ecology station where ecologists are tracking wildlife colonizing this pocket of nature. Our tour was led by Jaime Gonzalez, Conservation Education Director for the Katy Prairie Conservancy. He explained the historical context of the coastal prairie to Houston, how this prairie and others like it benefit our urban environment, and how we can incorporate prairie landscape into our own home gardens.

November Yard of the Month

spring%20house_247x185.jpg NE Corner of Ridge and Julian -Chris and Gene Feronti bought the house next door with the intention of investing in rental property, but the house turned out to be too far gone to be saved. They may have bought a lemon, but boy, do they know how to make lemonade. In the height of the drought, using neighbors’ orphan plant donations and sad plants from box store reduced price tables, and *no* irrigation, they have turned the entire lot into a fabulous succulent and cactus garden. In the process they have engaged their neighbors in the garden and also host a community compost pile. What a great story and what a beautiful and unique garden for our area. We want to thank Joshua's Native Plants for donating a gift card for our Yard of the Month Award.
Send nominations for next month's Yard-of-the-Month to us on our contact page.

Latest Gardening Project

IndexPhotos/ecologyclub.jpgHeights Boulevard Entrance Garden Thank-you Richard Devine of National Tree and Shrub for donating replacement plants and mulch and many thanks also to our volunteers who helped us get the Heights Boulevard Entrance Garden ready for summer.