Tuesday Garden Family Time

Tuesdays 11 to 12:30

thru April 27th

SMART Family Literacy  hosts family time in the garden. "Pick and take" harvest of vegetables. Planting seeds, watering, digging. Free books! Perfect for families with children birth through grade 4. Masks and distance are required. Due to a limit of 10, an appointment is needed. 

Painting, music, and movement around a big space.

Books for Kids

In 2020, SMART put 32,537 books into the hands and homes of kids who need to read. Whether learning at home or school, kids need books more than ever before. Your tax deductible donation will help us provide books to Galveston County kids in 2021. 

Photo by Marisa Heymach


SMART teaches children, their parents, and their teachers, both online and outdoors. We partner with child care centers, elementary schools, clinics, and other nonprofit organizations to reach thousands of people yearly in Galveston County

Family Food Gardens

Kids, parents, and teachers learn to grow their own herbs, lettuce, and green beans with tiny starter box garden kits. Success means they harvest and taste the freshest and best food ever. Donate in support of family food gardens, fighting childhood obesity and diabetes.  


 is a SMART newsletter about food gardening and outdoor learning for parents and teachers of young children.

Enjoy Books, Vegetables, and Videos with SMART Family Literacy! 

Books in Kids' Hands & Homes

They matter NOW more than EVER! That's why our community and partners, including teachers, principals, and staff in Galveston ISD, Texas City ISD, Dickinson ISD, Odyssey Academy, Ambassador Preparatory Academy, and nonprofit partners worked with us to distribute 32,537 children's book in 2020 and 35,117 in 2019.  

Is a cucumber a vegetable or a fruit? 

Thank you to our generous donors!

The Harris & Eliza Kempner Fund

The PEF of Moody Methodist Church

The Ippolito Charitable Foundation

The Moody Foundation

Save the Children, U.S. 

Valero BFC

Sasser Family Foundation

DSW Homes

TNMP Fund, a division of PNM Resources Foundation

Andrew Turner's Birthday Fundraiser

Tom's Thumb Nursery

Many thoughtful individuals 

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