The first official work day in the garden following the acquisition of the land took place on October 10th, with food and drink provided by Fresh2Health and LeLovebird.
Please feel free to join the Garden Committee every Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm at 1439 S Gordon Street.
To see photos of the work day view the photo gallery below.
Westview youth will be participating in an art summer camp through August 1st. A kick-off meet-and-greet for the kids and their families was hosted in the Westview Communal Garden on South Gordon Street with music, activities, and learning about growing and harvesting food.
To view photos of the meet-and-greet view the photo gallery below or visit the Westview Facebook page.
Westview neighbors were able to reap the Westview Community Garden’s first big harvest of the season – tomatoes, peppers, beans, okra, cucumbers, and fruit were picked.
Westview Pizza Café received all of the tomatoes, many of the peppers, some okra and a couple of cucumbers to incorporate into their menu. D Café used some cucumbers for their menu as well, and additional cucumbers were given away to a neighbor on South Gordon Street. Talk about truly local garden-to-table for our Westview restaurants!
Please join community members at the Westview Community Garden (1439 S. Gordon Street) every Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
To view photos of the Westview garden harvest view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.
On a hot summer day the Park Pride sponsored Community Garden Tour stopped by the Westview Community Garden on South Gordon Street to check out how Westview’s garden is set up. During the whirlwind half hour visit members of the community explained the history of the garden, and that the communal garden was started from seeds in thanks to a grant from Seed Savers Exchange. Before taking off tour members and community members were treated to King of Pop popsicles.
To view photos of the Park Pride Community Garden Tour view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) or visit the Westview Facebook page.
On Saturday, March 22, 2014, neighbors met at the Westview Community Garden on South Gordon Street to weed some garden beds, but more excitingly to put together a chicken coop acquired thanks to a donation by Random Acts. Children and adults worked together to put everything together. Next step – chickens!
Overall the community garden is looking at a promising year with three households starting seeds for the garden, the nearly completed garden shed that will double for a rain catchment purposes, and surrounding businesses eager to use spare vegetables grown in the garden. Volunteers are always welcome to help keep up the garden; community members meet up nearly every Saturday morning to work on the garden.
To view photos of the gardening day check out the photo gallery below or visit the Westview Facebook page.
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, neighbors and volunteers from outside the community came together to work on the South Gordon Community Garden.
Thanks to a Love Your Block grant Westview neighbors were able to fund a shed for the community garden. Neighborhood architects put together a fancy design and fellow neighbors handy with tools built the shed during the garden workday.
In the meanwhile the Atlanta Community Food Bank organized a group from the First Presbyterian Church of Salisbury, North Carolina, to come clean up the community garden and prepare it for the upcoming spring growing season.
To view photos of the garden work day view the photo gallery below (click “continue reading”) and to tag yourself in photos please visit our Westview Facebook page.