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Transforming a Concrete Corner Into a Native Plant Garden

Transforming a Concrete Corner Into a Native Plant Garden

Forty-five students from Furr High School and volunteers braved the chilly weather and began installing a native plant garden at the intersection of Lockwood and Harrisburg in the East End on Wednesday, November 12. Previously covered in concrete and turf grass, the 200′ by 30′ space will be planted with native trees and plants that will provide shade and a place for the public to enjoy nature while waiting for the bus or MetroRail. The garden is designed for wildlife, specifically pollinators, including birds, butterflies and other insects. It will include a water feature that will intermittently provide water and the native grasses, shrubs and trees will provide nectar, berries and seeds.

Funding for the Lockwood Nature Garden comes from the Connecting People with Nature grant administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department and a TIGER grant awarded to the City of Houston to connect trails and promote access to transit. This area will be at a light rail stop at Harrisburg and Lockwood. The park will become a part of the network of sidewalks, trails and parks that support pedestrian and bike activity throughout the East End.

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ABC 13: Preview of Holiday Events for East End

ABC 13: Preview of Holiday Events for East End

A preview of holiday events planned for the East End, including a Winter Soulstice, featuring a variety of craft beer, chocolates as well as entertainment and food. Guests are Diane Barber with the East End Foundation and Chris Campbell, a chocolatier from Affinity Craft Chocolate. For more information, visit: www.eastendfoundation.org and www.affinitycraftchocolate.com. Story originally appeared…

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