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:
- clean up and use vacant and unsightly lots;
- provide spaces in the neighborhood where people of all ages can come together to garden;
- provide resources and support for organic, sustainable community gardening; and
- 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.