Westchase District is pleased to announce our new Community Garden Program at Woodchase Park! Located at 3951 Woodchase Drive, the park has 16 large planters with different types of mint, rosemary, thyme, lemongrass, and more available for adoption. The program enables individuals, families and organizations to plant and care for their own garden. Community Gardens are also a wonderful way to promote social health and community involvement.
We are seeking individuals, organizations, and/or companies who would like to adopt a planter beginning May 2022. Maintenance responsibilities will include pruning, removing trash and dead leaves, mulching, fertilizer application, herb monitoring, monitoring saturation and installation of new herbs/plants and continuous harvesting.
Sign Up Here to Adopt a Planter
The Community Garden details are listed below. If you are interested in adopting a planter, please email Kelly McNabb Aylesworth or call her at 713-780-9434 before April 25th.
*Kick-Off Meeting Friday, April 29 at 9 a.m.
Once we have confirmed our partners for the Community Garden, we will have an introductory meeting scheduled for Friday, April 29th at 9 a.m. at Woodchase Park. We will introduce our Guest Service Attendants, and discuss maintenance practices, and where to obtain supplies if needed. *Meeting for partners who have been confirmed.
Interested? Here’s What Your Commitment Entails:
- Planters will be available on a first come, first serve basis. We will offer a waiting list for subsequent years.
- Each team lead makes sure their planter is visited at least once per week.
- Woodchase Park will have tools available for check out. They will be kept in our storage unit and can be signed out for free via one of our Guest Service Attendants. The tools will be available Monday-Friday, 4 – 7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. If you would like to use your own tools and visit the park outside of those times, you are welcome to do so.
- Once the existing herbs die out, each planter adoption entity can replace the herbs/plants from the approved acceptable plant list.
- If a planter is neglected, the planter will be assigned to the next person/company on the waiting list.
Signage will be placed in each planter recognizing you/your company or organization. Individual, organization, company will be listed on social media.
List of Suggested Plants/Herbs
- Basil – Spring
- Garlic – Winter
- Oregano – Winter
- Rosemary – Winter
- Mint – Spring
- Lemon Grass – Summer
- Southern Pea – Spring
- Snap Southern Pea – Spring
- Kale – Winter
- Dill – Winter
- Radish – Winter
- Okra – Spring
- Green Peppers – Spring/Summer
- Chives – Winter
- Chard – Winter
- Cilantro – Spring
- Ginger – Summer
- Arugula Seed – Summer
- Lemon Balm – Winter
- Celery herb – Winter
- Peppercorn – Summer