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.
The neighborhood “garden babies” came to visit the community garden and check on and harvest the vegetables that they helped plant. It is a beautiful sight to see how much our children remember what we teach them!
To see photos of the children at the garden view the photo gallery below 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.
Westview residents have created their own version of the “Big Brothers/Big Sisters” program. A few neighbors have taken several neighborhood children under their wing to help them with homework, spend dinners together around the kitchen table, and be there to generally support them and teach them every day tasks.
One of the recent projects was learning about gardening. The Westview Community Garden provided a few empty plots to the kids. They weeded the beds and planted vegetables which they will be able to proudly watch grow.
To view more photos of the community garden please visit our Westview Facebook page.
During the past weekend another community garden workday was organized to perform general upkeep tasks like spreading mulch, mowing the lawn, and tackling the weeds. The hard work was celebrated with a lunch from the freshly picked vegetables.
Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation the garden group was able to purchase the tools necessary for the upkeep of the garden.
To view more photos of the Westview Community Garden please visit our Westview Facebook page.
We are excited to announce that the Westview Community Organization has received a grant from The Community Foundation towards the Westview Community Garden! The grant will allow improvements to be made to the garden.