Harker Heights Community Garden

Community Garden Medium Size
 
Carl Levin Park Community Garden
400 Miller's Crossing | Harker Heights, TX 76548
P:  254.953.5493 | E: [email protected]

Click HERE for Location Map
Click HERE for a Park Map
Click HERE for Park Rules
 
Kern Park Community Garden
400 South Ann Blvd. | Harker Heights, TX 76548
P:  254.953.5493 | E: [email protected]
Click HERE for Park Rules
Carl Levin Park Community Garden (400 Miller's Crossing)
This is the original community garden in the extremely popular Carl Levin Park. Raised beds in these 36 plots (4 ft. x 8 ft.) allow for easy accessibility to your garden. 4 garden beds are open to plant crops that will be donated to people in need. Healthy soil is added to all beds. However, for best results we strongly encourage you to amend your soil. Members of the Community Garden are given an exclusive combination to unlock the gate and enter the garden between sunrise and sunset. The garden provides access to water with hoses and a shed for storage of personal gardening tools.
 
Kern Park Community Garden (400 South Ann Blvd.)
This is our newest community garden, and we are excited about opening our second location. Comprising mainly of 15 rentable plots (4ft. x 8ft.) this garden also contains a large open area where gardeners are encouraged to grow crops to be donated to people in need. Healthy soil is added to all beds. However, for best results we strongly encourage you to amend your soil. Members of the Community Garden are given an exclusive combination to unlock the gate and enter the garden between sunrise and sunset. The garden provides access to water with hoses. There is no shed for storage currently.
 
Mayor's Monarch Butterfly Pledge

As part of the Mayor’s Monarch Butterfly Pledge initiative, we welcome gardeners to help the monarch butterfly population by planting native milkweed and nectar-producing plants in their home gardens and at the community gardens. For more information, please check https://harkerheights.gov/monarchbutterfly.


Citizens of Harker Heights as well as surrounding community members can rent plots to plant fruits, vegetables, flowers or herbs.
 
For an application click HERE.
 
FEES:
 *Effective October 1, 2018
12 month lease (effective day plot is paid)
Resident $50.00
Non-Resident $60.00
   
6 month lease (effective day plot is paid)
Resident $25.00
Non-Resident $30.00
 
Payment Location
Recreation Center, 307 Miller’s Crossing
254.953.5657
 

GARDENERS EDUCATION SERIES

All classes are free to the public and will be held at the
Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail or at the community gardens.
For more information contact:
Adam Trujillo
254.953.5466

[email protected]


 MISS A CLASS?

Class Handouts

Square Foot Gardening

Companion Planting Guide

Water Conservation

Fruit Production

Container Gardening

Trees of Central Texas

Fire Ant Control

Rainwater Collection

 


GARDENING RESOURCES

Trying to figure out what to plant, but not sure where to start?

Check out these helpful resources to help you with your garden:

 


Is Community Gardening for you?
Year Round Growing in Central Texas


A Garden plot requires time and constant effort throughout the year in order to produce a healthy harvest.

Basic Tasks:

Preparing your plot:
You need to start with a clear plot. Loosen your soil and add compost before you plant to make your plants healthier and more resistant to pests and diseases.

Planting:
You must take care in planning your garden, placing plants in places wehre they will grow best, and planting them at the appropriate time of year.

Providing water:
Seedbeds must be hand-watered daily until sprouts appear above ground. Seedlings must be hand watered daily for the first two weeks. During hot and dry periods, you may be required to water your seedlings more often.

Weeding:
Time will be needed to keep weeds down in your plot and its surrounding pathways. By addressing weeds when you prepare your plot, you will save on time and effort later on.

Harvesting:
 As plants mature and begin to produce, you must be there to harvest the fruits of your labor – the best reward of gardening! Keeping ripe produce picked reduces garden pests and vandalism.

Time:
 As with any other part of life, the more time you invest in gardening, the better your garden plot will be. Below you will find a general estimate of what having a garden plot will require:
 

Garden Task Time Required (varies by season)
Weeding/Plot Preparation         1 hour (more at change of season)
Watering 2 hours
Planting 1 hour (more at change of season)
Harvesting .5 hour
Total Hours per week: 4.5 hours/week

  Garden Collage