Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is gearing up to support Fall planting in Starr County; helping schools and families learn to grow their own food. During August, sites were tilled and prepared for planting. Currently 12 gardens are being set up throughout the county.
- San Isidro Community Center
- Roma High School
- Roma Housing Community Garden
- T. Barerra Elementary School
- La Grulla High School
- Las Lomas/Colonia Unidas
- Mario E. Ramirez Elementary School
- La Casita- Garciasville Community Center
- Fort Ringgold Community Garden
- La Puerta- San Pablo Community Garden
- Los Trevinos – Alvarez Center Community Garden and TMC Headstart Garden
- Escobares Church Garden
These gardens will produce fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs for healthy meals. Gardens can help meet a big part of the family produce needs. New this year will be the addition of a variety of fruit trees to several sites.
Last year, local school and community gardens grew over 7,000 lbs. of fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Those who supported the gardens enjoyed taking home fresh produce, learned new healthy ways to cook foods and even got in some exercise (stretching, bending, lifting and pulling).
If you want to get involved or learn more about the gardens around the county, contact the Starr County Texas A&M Agrilife Extension office at 956-487-2306.