Independence Heights Park Community Garden

This Community Garden is located in a City of Houston public park, “Independence Heights Park.”

(The total renovation of this garden project was completed in May 2014)

ECOTONE was responsible for total a makeover renovation of an existing, failed garden.  Our project plan included: Team Planning and Resourcing, Garden Design Concept and Elevation, Construction Day Management, Planting and Implementation and future Programming Projections of the garden’s activities and community function.

We were thrilled to be invited to undertake this restorative project in an officially marked Historic Community of The City of Houston.   This was our 3rd urban community garden project!

 

PROJECT PARTNERS AND STAKEHOLDERS:

Independence Heights Redevelopment Authority

City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department

City of Houston ReUse Department

Projects with Purpose

Microsoft (volunteers)

 

A Beautiful Pocket Garden was the end result – which went on to win the award for the City of Houston Parks & Recreation Departments Best Community Garden of the Year in 2015!

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Before

BEFORE: Here’s what the previous garden looked like before we were brought on to renovate the existing garden.

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BEFORE: Here’s what the previous garden looked like before we were brought on to renovate the existing garden.

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The neighborhood youth who are looking forward to their new community garden – made over!

 

Plant Layout

 

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Logistic meeting onsite one week before the makeover.

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Before: Compost area