A message from South Austin Community Garden gardeners

The gardeners at the South Austin Community Garden (SACG) wish to inform you that the SACG was closed at the end of August 2011.  The SACG was formerly on Salvation Army property, which was recently purchased and will be developed into condos.  The developer is Terry Mitchell of Momark Development, who is locally well known and most recently worked on The Austonian (here is a relevant article from a recent issue of the Austin Business Journal: http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/print-edition/2011/07/15/austonian-developer-plans-s-austin-condo.html).

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.

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