AAPDEP’S Fifth Ward community garden in Houston gets another crop!

HOUSTON-All African People’s Development and Empowerment Project (AAPDEP) workers with the Fifth Ward community garden in Houston were able to harvest a crop from its spring planting this year, despite the extremes in weather.
A long drought at the beginning of summer, followed by torrential rains for weeks, practically guaranteed a one crop season.
The use of growing techniques, such as using a semi-covering to obtain a greenhouse effect for moisture conservation, still would not allow for a second harvesting.
This year marks the third consecutive year AAPDEP Houston has gotten food from the ground.
New plans however, have been made to re-till the garden and go with what the local AAPDEP here is calling cash crops.
The next planting, which will occur in early August, will consist of mustard greens, collard greens and an assortment of legumes that can grow year round in the Houston climate.
These items will be sold along with imported watermelons from nearby African farmers as part of the One Africa! One Nation! Marketplace.
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