In 2010, FEMA gave a grant to the City of Austin to buy out a portion of a South Austin neighborhood with an extensive history of flooding. The houses in this section of the neighborhood were razed. The remaining neighbors worked in conjunction with the City of Austin to create the Cherry Creek Community Garden on a portion of this land in an effort to bring the South Austin community together. Working together, the neighborhood and City of Austin have begun to transform the area surrounding the garden into a wildflower and native species preserve. The City has created a mulched walking trail that winds along Williamson Creek and is orchestrating riparian efforts in that same space. Cherry Creek Community Garden’s grand opening was in April 2015. Currently, the garden has 24 plots, an herb spiral, a garden shed, a shaded work table, shaded seating areas, a composting area, and a small fruit orchard.
Location: 5618 Bayton Loop, 78745
English Contact: Alisa Miller – firstname.lastname@example.org
Spanish Contact: Milay Viciedo-Duncan – (512) 917-0674, email@example.com
Garden Membership: Open to general public.
Status: Full, with a waitlist.