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If you're into gardening and having the best homegrown citrus and exotic fruits at your disposal, you'll be happy to know that Urban Harvest's 18th Annual Fruit Tree Sale is happening on Saturday, January 13, at the HCC West Loop campus.  The event is the largest single day fruit tree sale in the country, and a great opportunity for area gardeners and those hoping to keep a plant alive in 2018 to come together to support a good cause—our local farmers market and the many amazing programs it provides for the community.

Admission is free and fruit trees start at just $12. This year's selection includes berries, citrus, temperates, tropicals and rarities such as the coffee tree, the chocolate persimmon, the Marseilles fig and the moringa (it has edible leaves). Fruit trees will be available to suit yards big and small and smaller still—container plants, perfect for patios and courtyards, will be available. All trees at the sale are able to grow in Houston's soil and climate.

The sale is family-friendly with a Green Thumbs Education Pavilion offering fun activities for kids. Also on hand: Experts that can answer your most pressing fruit tree questions, i.e. how do I not kill this thing?, food trucks, live music, The Bee Lady/Bee2Bee, Citizens Environmental Coalition, Harris County Flood Control District and The Health Museum.  

Folks who make a $250 donation to Urban Harvest between now and December 31 will receive access to an online pre-sale, including first dibs on fruit trees and curbside service the day of the sale.

Urban Harvest Fruit Tree Sale, January 13,  9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Houston Community College West Loop Campus, 5601 West Loop South. More info at

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