The Westbury Community Garden educates adults and children about good nutrition and ecology, strengthens community spirit, provides organically-grown food, and serves as a gathering place for the community.
Monthly community service days are usually held on the fourth Saturday morning each month, except when they fall on a holiday weekend (then they're moved to the third Saturday). All maintenance of the garden paths, flower beds, orchards, shade tree farm, and compost are maintained by volunteers.
During the month of March (National Nutrition Month), the garden hosts four Saturday events called "VegOut!" There are educational activities about nutrition for adults and kids and a tasting buffet with samples of new and interesting ways to prepare vegetables.
The first Saturday in June is a tomato tasting, with blind taste tests and scoring of 25 or more tomato varieties.
Throughout the year, the group hosts gardening classes on various topics, including but not limited to how to grow seasonal vegetables for fall and spring gardening in Houston.
The cost to rent a hundred square foot plot at Westbury Community Garden is $72 per year. The contract year begins in February, and the fee includes water and organic fertilizer.