Get Moving Houston Urban Gardens

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People working in a community garden
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The Get Moving Houston Urban Gardens provide hands-on experience in vegetable gardening and urban agriculture to community members and encourage the consumption of local fruits and vegetables.

The gardens are an interactive learning opportunity to demonstrate nutrition and gardening practices in an urban environment. It promotes physical activity and mental well-being through social interactions for people of all ages.

Garden Locations

Gardens are located at our multi-service centers.

Get Involved

Garden volunteer opportunities

  • All dates are no longer that 1-1 ½ hours long. 
  • Meet up at the MSC listed. 
  • Contact Person on site is Alicia Harris @ 346-554-2943
  • Gloves, hand tools and water will be provided. 

Types of Gardens

There are 15 garden sites across the City of Houston, designated by type as a Garden Club, Specialty Garden, Employee Garden or Hybrid Garden (combo of two types).

  • Garden Club — Gardens are maintained by community members and volunteers. Clubs have a charter, minimum members and regular meeting/engagements.
  • Specialty Garden — Gardens used for Office of Chronic Disease, Health Education and Wellness programs and/or use as platform for urban agriculture projects.
  • Employee Gardens — Workplace gardens that are maintained by volunteer, Houston Health Department staff.

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Get Moving Houston Farmers Markets

The Get Moving Houston Farmers Markets is an evidence-based approach to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in communities and reduce disparities. 

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Farmers Markets Food Access

The Get Moving Houston Farmers Markets offer a variety of food incentives and vouchers to increase the purchasing power of participants while supplies lasts. 

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Houston Pollen and Mold Reports

The Houston Health Department laboratory measures air samples to provide a daily report and recorded message for the pollen and mold spore count within the area. 

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My Brother's Keeper Houston

My Brother's Keeper Houston improves future outcomes for our youth and children. This translates to better economic conditions for families, access to quality education, improved health outcomes, a well-trained workforce, greater access to resources, and safer neighborhoods. 

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Multi-Service Centers

Our spacious centers provide a variety of services to Houstonians and are available for public and private events.

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