We have transformed this 1.25 acre long-time vacant lot in Houston’s 2nd Ward into the only privately operated farm inside the 610 loop. We have approximately one (1) acre in production, over fifty (50) fruit trees, greenhouse, composting system, Farm Stand, and community event space.
Day by Day, Piece by Piece
The farm has come together slowly and intentionally over several years. With a minimal startup budget, we have had to be creative about how we approach different problems which has forced us to find new and innovative ways to address issues and build the farm infrastructure from scratch. Using green waste including woodchips from local tree trimming companies, coffee grounds from local shops, and vegetable scraps, we have slowly built healthy, fertile soil from free resources utilizing a practice known as Limited Resource Farming.
With the help of the Texas Young Farm Grant through the Texas Department of Agriculture and the Pitch 2017 Small Business Competition through BBVA Compass Bank and the Houston Dynamo, the greenhouse, washing & packing shed, farm stand and office were constructed to support the daily operations of the farm. Now that the farm is in place, Finca Tres Robles is focused on using our fresh produce to serve and impact our community and show what urban farming in Houston can achieve.