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    Join GROW Local South Texas for our 2nd Annual Learning Garden Neighborhood Party, a celebration of our community teaching garden.

    The GROW Local STX Learning Garden Neighborhood Party is a play day at the Garden with food, tours and fun—an open house to show Corpus Christi the potential of what a community garden can be with two goals.

    1. A play day, family-style cookout and Garden tours.
    2. A fundraising opportunity for program operations at the Garden!

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    Dinner
    We’re excited to announce that this year our BBQ protein is locally-sourced. For $5/plate, enjoy chicken or a burger, both served with rice, beans, lettuce, tomato and onion. In addition, bring your own potluck side to share. Pre-purchase your locally-sourced BBQ dinner by purchasing your $5 meal in advance at our online store.

    The Learning Garden is GROW Local STX’s 2-acre, hands-on community teaching garden. Daily, we are GROWing experienced gardeners in the Coastal Bend and teaching folks how to work side-by-side in a safe, community learning space.

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    This year we celebrate The Learning Garden’s success. In the past 12 months, the Learning Garden has:

    • expanded infrastructure with a new shed, hoop house and restroom facility
    • launched our Educational Beehive Program with a working, onsite educational beehive
    • hosted monthly All Hands on Deck Volunteer days which have yielded 25 new raised beds, planting tables and a well-organized, built-out, painted shed
    • yielded and distributed over 8,000 lbs. of fresh, local produce
    • grown the number of Garden Apprentices that actively work the Garden while learning how to GROW, harvest, sell and teach others how to GROW food
    • hosted classes, field trips and our first Living Local Summer Camp
    • Started a weekly Garden Club with Oak Park Recreation Center’s free after school program
    • purchased a riding lawn mower to take maintenance of the Garden from the city

    We’ve learned that these programs can only GROW when they’re supported by everyone in the community.

    Sponsors

    Become a Sponsor
    GROW Local STX’s programs and events only GROW when they’re supported by everyone in the community. As a champion of our South Texas community, we encourage you to consider sponsoring our Annual Neighborhood Garden Party. Your contribution allows us to continue our mission: To cultivate a healthy community by growing the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable foods. Thank you for your commitment to the local food movement. Together we can continue to make a difference!

    To help sponsor this event, please send us an email for information.

    Thanks to our wonderful sponsors! We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors, without whom this event would not be possible. We invite you to support these community-minded organizations.

    Harvester Level Sponsors

    Bay Area Landscape Nursery

    Helping Hand Level Sponsors

    Botanico Indoor Gardening Store          Camacho Recycling and Container Svc.

    Coastline Properties          State Representative Todd Hunter

    Coastal Trailer Trash

    In-Kind Sponsors

    The Post at Lamar Park