Community Garden

Growing our community

The Garcia Center Community Garden educates community members on the basic principles of gardening, growing food, good nutrition, and making simple, tasty recipes using locally-grown food.

Beautifying our community

In addition to the natural beauty of gardens and trees, our garden area hosts a series of colorful murals led by local artist Mayra Zamora and painted with help from the Teens Building for Tomorrow Camp students. The murals include "El Jardin," "Un Amor/One Love," "CC Westside Serape," and "Si Se Puede."


We welcome community support. If you wish to volunteer, please call us at 361-825-3600.


We need donations of plants, seeds, compost, mulch, soil, and garden equipment to keep the community garden healthy throughout the year.

Thank you!

Many sponsors and supporters have come together to make these gardens a special place for the community. These include:

  • Coastal Bend Community Foundation
  • Reliant Energy
  • TAMU-CC College of Education and Human Development
  • Grow Local South Texas
  • Islander Green Team
  • Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas
  • Southern Tree Care
  • Junior League of Corpus Christi
  • Gill Landscape Nursery
  • United Healthplan
  • Children of our After-School Program and summer camps
  • Community donors
  • Local government and elected officials