Crews are hard at work converting the former hair salon (with 2-bedroom apartment upstairs, pictured above) at 6640 W. Montgomery Rd. in Highland Heights (aka the east side of Acres Homes) to an “edible garden center.” Farmstead is meant to become “the go-to spot for Houstonians wanting to grow their own food at home.” It’ll offer fruit trees, vegetable transplants, and herbs for purchase, along with seeds appropriate for this region. Plus gardening tools, supplies and DIY kits for raising your own garden bed above the gumbo line.
The store is a project of Edible Earth Resources, the landscape-gardening firm behind the gardens at restaurants Coltivare, Haven, the Brooklyn Athletic Club, and Pax Americana — as well as the Planted:Houston urban gardening effort. The team hopes an onsite kitchen at Farmstead will become the site of pop-up and themed dinners; it’ll also be available for cooking classes, to supplement other classes on gardening and grafting.
Photo: Edible Earth Resources