Helping Austin create and sustain community gardens
Community gardening is on the rise in Austin!
Join the 2014 Community Garden Tour
Saturday, Oct. 25th, from 12 – 3 pm.
This free, friendly-to-all-ages, open-house style tour provides the opportunity to visit an inspiring array of gardens throughout the Austin area where participants are growing food and growing communitytogether. Get on your bike, in your car, or on your feet and check out this showcase of urban food-growing strategies! Enjoy visiting with gardeners, kids’ activities, and the opportunity to get your hands dirty by helping at a work day along the way: Adelphi Acre Community Garden is breaking ground on Saturday as well!
To join the bike tour, please meet at Blackshear Community Garden at 2011 E. 9th St. at 12 pm. We will bike 6 miles (approx. 32 minutes total). Route maps will be handed out on site. The bike tour will visit Blackshear Community Garden, Greater Mount Zion Baptist Church Garden, Good Soil Community Garden, Homewood Heights Community Garden, Boggy Creek Farm, and will culminate at Festival Beach Community Garden.
For more detail and bike route, visit here:https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zTGw0wAgEtzY.kccje7hmGth8
Tell your family and friends… Austin’s got it GROWIN’ ON!
Presented by: The Coalition of Austin Community Gardens, Sustainable Food Center, and
City of Austin Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Community Garden Program
Join us at Blackshear Neighborhood Garden Saturday March 9th from 2-5pm for our big spring work party! We will be giving the garden a facelift after a long winter and getting new seeds and plants in the ground.
We are also hosting a Plant Sale! Lone Star Nursery will be delivering a wide variety of veggie starts available for purchase at the garden. Everyone is welcome to come check out their selection and stock up for springtime. Join us at 2011 E. 9th Street for this great opportunity.
If you’ve noticed Wintertime on the wane and are hankering to get your hands in the earth again, come on and join friends of Blackshear Neighborhood Garden at the
FREE HUGELKULTUR WORKSHOP!
CHILDCARE PROVIDED by GrowinTogether after school program!
Coffee, tea, and snacks provided for your refreshment!
You’re invited to join the Blackshear Gardeners and Neighbors for our quarterly potluck and party!
This Sunday 6/17
8pm live music by The Cans and My Neighbor Nancy
What to Bring:
a dish and/or drinks to share
your own place setting
a chair if you’d like
We hope you can come out to meet neighbors, enjoy the garden, and check out our projects: rainwater collection, sustainable building techniques, chickens, shared garden rows, and compost.
Email caitlin.macklin[at]gmail.com with questions.
Find out how to contribute to the economic, social, and environmental vitality of your neighborhood by starting a community garden. In this workshop, we will cover:
- Community Organizing
- How to Secure Land
- Garden Organization Structures
- Fundraising & Community Outreach
We will also take a tour of New Day Community Garden, led by one of the community garden coordinators. This garden was started on the grounds of the Baha’i Center.
There is a high interest in community gardening in Austin, and very limited spaces available at the current community gardens. Come learn about how we can work together to start more gardens!
Registration is required for this free class. To register visit this link.
Questions? Contact Josh at 236-0074 x105 or josh (at) sustainablefoodcenter (dot) org.
When: Saturday, June 16, 9:00am-1:00pm
Where: Austin Baha’i Center, 2215 E.M. Franklin Avenue, Austin, TX 78723
Join us for the 3rd Annual Austin Community Gardening Tour on Saturday, April 28th, from 12 – 4pm. This free, friendly-to-all-ages, open-house style tour provides the opportunity to visit an inspiring array of gardens throughout the Austin area where participants are growing food and growing community together. Get on your bike, in your car, or on your feet and check out this showcase of urban food-growing strategies! Enjoy instructional talks, celebrations, kids’ activities, and the opportunity to get your hands dirty by helping at a work day along the way.
The tour is followed by a Celebration of Community Gardening at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard, 1106 E. 11th St., from 6 – 9 pm. Enjoy local food at a p•tl♣ck picnic and learn what’s been going on in the world of community gardens over the past year from the City and Coalition representatives. Then dance to infectious beats from The Flyin’ A’s under the light of a moontower.
March 31st grow-together film will be played at the Attic Film festival at the St. JOhns For The City Building.
March 10 th community party at Capitol Village apartments.
For more info go to: grow-together.org:)
We are also looking for a bi-lingual garden leader to help us out at our Food pantry at Gateway Church. The food pantry hours are 10 am until 12 pm every Wednesday.
New garden work day hours for fall/winter: Sundays 2-5pm. Want to garden but can’t get a plot? Sign up for a monthly shift in our shared community rows.
Cob Wall Workshop sponsored and taught by the fine folks at Design~Build~Live! Saturday November 12th 9am-5pm. Learn about this sustainable building practice while contributing to our garden’s kid play space. Go to designbuildlive.org to register or contact Caitlin for more information.
Our quarterly Garden Dinner will be November 19th at 6pm. Please join us for fellowship and good times in the garden. Bring a dish to share and your own place setting.
December Work Party will be Saturday Dec. 3rd 9am-1pm. The Urban Farm Tour will roll through then as well, so come be part of the magic! Projects on tap: Solar Panel Mounting and Compost Pile Reorganization.
We had a successful workshop at Blackshear Garden Saturday 10/8/11 on Bio-Intensive Gardening. Big thank you to Rosalie, Joe, and the rest of the Travis County Master Gardeners who made this free workshop possible. Folks from all over town came to learn about adapting this method of gardening to the Austin area. It was really great to learn from experienced Texas gardeners, and to make connections with other folks who grow food.
The silver lining is that the Galindo Neighborhood Association and developer negotiated and signed contractual paperwork to establish a new community garden on another part of the property. We are unsure when this will occur; however, SACG members were informed it could be as soon as next year. A number of SACG gardeners hope to resume gardening at the new community garden when it is up & running. Meanwhile, SACG gardeners plan to continue meeting and maintain and post updates to the SACG website at www.main.org/sacgarden/aboutus.html. Thanks for your support.