Soil&Water was awarded the urban shared garden at the newest city park, Heritage park (771 Rengstorff). The park is officially scheduled to open December 10, 2016 with a ribbon cutting ceremony from 11am-12noon. After that, Soil&Water can begin designing, building and gardening there.
The park is amazing. The city will have it all set up for us, we just go in and start planting. Create beds, irrigation, etc. There are a couple trees perfect for gathering areas. The garden itself is one large football shaped space. They are planting the area near it with sensory stuff like lavender and rosemary. There is a patio area that will have a storage/tool shed. There is another patio area surrounding the immigrant house that is right near the garden area so thinking cooking demos on the patio.
This community garden is intended as a shared space where anyone interested is welcome to get involved. We’re just getting started and are actively looking for volunteers. If you have an hour a month or a few hours a week, we’d love to have you be a part of this. You don’t need to have gardening experience. Learn more at soilandwatergarden.org. If interested, come join our group and definitely come to the opening event on Dec 10th @Heritage park.
See you all there!