Community Garden/ Neighborhood Gardening Network Meeting Set for October 4

Gardeners and aspiring gardeners: On Thursday, October 4 at 6 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, we will have our first neighborhood meeting about the Armory Park community garden and neighborhood gardening network.

Gardeners and aspiring gardeners: On Thursday, October 4 at 6 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, we will have our  first neighborhood meeting about the Armory Park community garden and neighborhood gardening network.

Some background: Last year, APNA received a grant from PRO Neighborhoods to create community gardens throughout the 
neighborhood. Project goals are to:

  1. clean up and use vacant and 
unsightly lots;
  2. provide spaces in the neighborhood where people of all 
ages can come together to garden;
  3. provide resources and support for 
organic, sustainable community gardening;  and
  4. encourage neighbors to 
grow fresh, nutritious produce, with surplus to be donated to the 
Neighbors Feeding Neighbors program.

After the organizing meetings and an assessment of available lots, we found that in addition to the community garden,  some neighbors have an interest in creating a gardening network for people who garden in their own yards to get neighborly help in how to start and maintain a garden, as well as a gardening tool lending library.  This meeting is the next step in getting the project off the ground.

At the September neighborhood association meeting, there was a brief discussion of the project, and I mentioned that we would take a survey to find out which tools neighbors suggest we get for the lending library.  So, please take a few minutes to take the survey.

I hope that we will see many people at the meeting on October 4.

–Liz Burden

Author: Ken Taylor

I am a relatively recent Armory Park resident (2/16) along with my wife, Donna and our little dog Lulu. In our 7+ decades, Donna and I lived over 30 years in Anchorage, Alaska before moving to Arizona. We have been Arizona residents for 16 years before coming here including 12 in Green Valley and four in west Tucson. We love the neighborhood for its history, walkability and interesting residents. Lulu insists on walking every day so you may see us following her around and picking up trash to keep our neighborhood presentable.

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