Have you ever dreamed of planting your own food before picking the fresh and healthy produce of your harvest with your own hands in a land transformed by a community of apprentice gardeners? If yes, you have come to the right place. The UT Concho Community Garden seeks to provide you the micro-level opportunity to re-establish the natural link between you and the food you ingest.
Concho’s mission: To serve as vibrant resource for the community by promoting the practices of: community gardening, sustainable agriculture, & environmental cooperation. We seek to provide an open space for the forging of a community that grows with one another, the exploration of important environmental topics, and connecting to nature through food.
How to become part of the Concho Community:
- Own a raised bed plot and grow your own food!
- Volunteer individually or with your organization
- Attend an upcoming garden event (Facebook)
If you want to work on your plot, the garden is always open!
If you’d like to contribute energy to the garden, our weekly volunteer days for this semester (FALL 2015, updated 11/7/15*) are
- Tuesdays 3:30pm-5:30pm*
- Saturdays 10am-12pm
You can optionally register and give feedback on our Givepulse: https://www.givepulse.com/group/353-UT-Concho-Community-Garden
What’s Growin’, Good Lookin’?
We currently have:
- Newly constructed cedar-wood plots, including individual plots, teaching plots, and student organization plots
- Community areas with plenty of seasonal and organic vegetables, herbs and fruit trees
- Native plants
Tools for plot owner and volunteer use
Rain water collecting systems
Lil’ Gardeners classes: we provide weekly classes to children from the UT Child Development Center
Many more projects and improvements to come
- The Concho Garden is currently being renovated: we are always in need of green thumbs to help us. We are building more than 30 new plots with cedar wood
- We are planning on revamping our community areas
- We will have plenty of beautification and art projects