URBAN GARDENS ALL OVER HOUSTON!

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Mayor Annise Parker, with Urban Harvest, will launch Urban Grows, the first vegetable allotment garden program utilizing City of Houston property. Urban Grows, part of the City of Houston’s Healthy Houston initiative, aims to help communities build vegetable gardens, farms and orchards on vacant land in areas with poor access to healthy fresh foods, often referred to as food deserts.  
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The first vegetable garden to be built as part of the Urban Grows initiative, with Urban Harvest as the lead agency, is in Sunnyside. Residents have named their allotment garden the Harry Holmes Healthy Harvest, in honor of the man who built the community.