Sowing & Reaping

"You must give to get. You must sow the seed before you can reap the harvest."  -- Scott Reed


A program is only as good as the impact people feel in their lives. Impact is energy in action. Through our Sowing & Reaping program we are committed to tracking your feedback and making sure your numbers are counted.


the number of Sowing & Reaping participants since the garden's opening in 2012


Particpated in more than one Sowing & Reaping and Garden open session.


Learned something new that contributed to being a  successful home gardner

Sowing & Reaping

Our Sustainable Urban Farming Program

Beauty's Community Garden's Sowing & Reaping program focuses on the fundamentals of sustainable urban farming while sharing resources with aspiring gardeners. Starting with the complex, underground world of soil, we focus on nurturing plants with an ecological approach. At Beauty’s Community Garden, we don’t just grow food, we cultivate biodiversity, protect our precious resources, and nourish the earth that feeds us. The garden is an ecosystem, and as farmers, it is our job to learn and practice our role within it. Whether you volunteer or sign up for a gardening class, you'll get hands-on experience and grow with us!

you'll experience

  • Best plant variety for Houston's climate
  • Propagating methods of seeds, transplants, and cuttings
  • Soil and bed preparation
  • Horticultural practices such as pruning and harvesting
  • Ecological pest management
  • Vegetable fruit, and herb production

Two ways to get your hands in the dirt!

Tending the Garden - Our Volunteer @ the Garden Program

Beauty's Community Garden doesn't rent out our plots, we instead share with anyone who wants to tend the soil with us. Tending the Garden is our year-round volunteer garden program. Each Saturday, garden volunteers receive a guided tending-the-garden experience by Ashley Hadley, our Garden Coordinator and Volunteer Instructor. The garden is located at, 3201 Airline Drive, Houston, TX. and the year-round hours are:

  • 8am-10am (May to mid October)
  • 9am-11am (mid October to April)

Garden Workshops are our year-round, garden programs. These hand's on workshop are usually held on Saturdays at the Garden, located at 3201 Airline Drive, Houston, TX, or on a off-site location. The program times are based on each workshop's focus, and will be determined per event. Each workshop event has a dedicated Eventbrite event page to signup.

For the current listings of garden programs check out our Event's Page

The Garden Workshops range in cost from free to $10, and are open to those who sign up. A free class is given to participants who sign up for three classes. Scholarship classes are available upon request.

Each Garden Workshop program has limited space. Note: We prepare and provide materials for each participant. Many of the workshops provide plants and product to be sent home with you. With that in mind, please be considerate when signing up.

There are lots of ways to support our Garden Workshops. Consider being a volunteer, sponsor, partner, be a special topic instructor share the word, and choosing to pay a donation for a free class.  Look under the participate tab for ways to support.  

Show your Support

When you choose one of the tabs below, you’ll be directed to opportunities to show your support

1) Be a Sponsor of a Year-Round Garden program,
2) Support one of the many Opportunity Zones in the garden,
3) Show support through Advertising and
4) Sign up to be a Saturday Morning Volunteer, volunteer at one of our Year-Round Garden Programs.

Sponsor a Year-Round Garden Program

The Program Sponsor supports the full year of sowing & reaping programming and and communication.  As a program sponsors you will be showcased as the main sponsor of each garden-centric program. Click here for details.

Support a Garden's Opportunity Zone