Georgia Anne Martin Bost a loving mother and friend to the greater Houston area, and founder of Georgia's Farm to Market, passed on Thursday May 24, 2012, after falling ill suddenly on Sunday. A graduate of Rice University and an early pioneer and promoter of sustainability, she helped found Urban Harvest, Houston's community gardening program. She along with a group of friends created the first private organic certification program in Texas. They also helped create and support many local farmers markets. As an ethnobotanist, also known as the "Hibiscus Woman", she created a demonstration farm and ranch in Waller County that she named Hibiscus Hill Plantation. A holder of 6 patents, she promoted the historical uses of hibiscus and other natural herbs, spices and foods. She was a musician, artist, poet, and loved to sing and dance. She some time ago let it be known she desired that her friends and those she had touched carry on her life-long passion of helping others "harvest health and wellness sustainably." She is survived by her husband Richard Bost, daughter Michelle Carroll Bost, son Martin Gordon Bost, father and brother, William L. Martin Sr and Jr, Uncle E. Forbes Gordon, sister Mary Beth Lindsay, and a wonderful extended family. Graveside services will be 10:00 AM on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Woodlawn Garden of Memories, 1101 Antoine at Interstate 10, Houston, Texas 77055. In lieu of flowers, she asked that she be memorialized via gifts to Urban Harvest, School of the Woods, City Dance, Lady Bird Wildflower Center, or Heifer International.
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Published in Houston Chronicle from June 20 to June 29, 2012