Plant It Forward’s Montrose garden produces more than just veggies
On the University of St. Thomas campus is a half-acre garden teeming with produce this time of year. The organic vegetables are sold at farmers markets, farm stands and restaurants around town. Aside from being some of the freshest produce available in town, they’re also an important source of income for refugees trying to make a life here in Houston. KHOU and Culturemap teamed up recently to speak to one of the farmers involved with the program.
The nonprofit Plant It Forward is responsible for matching garden plots in urban areas of Houston, training and willing refugees where the end result is best stated as a win-win. Plant It Forward’s mission is to have “a farm in every neighborhood.”