Westview Community Garden Work Day

Westview Community Garden Work Day

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.

Community Garden Spring Planting Day

Community Garden PreparationWith the winter behind us and night time temperatures rising it’s time to plant our veggies in the Westview Community Garden on South Gordon Street. Over the past few months neighbors have been prepping beds and growing plants from seeds in their homes, but it is time for the little seedlings to move to their permanent homes!

Come join the Westview Community Organization on their big planting day on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

This season we expect to plant:

  • Tomatoes (8 varieties!)
  • Peppers (2 varieties)
  • Peas (bush variety)
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Cucumbers
  • Okra
  • Radishes
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Leeks
  • Watermelons
  • Melons
  • Tomatillos
  • Beans
  • Onions
  • Collards
  • Kale
  • Swiss Chard
Westview Community Garden Chicken Coop

Chicken Coop

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.

Volunteers cleaning up the garden

March Community Garden Work Day Photos

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.

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Community Work Day

Westview Clean-Up

Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm
Location: Meet at Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd. & South Gordon St., Atlanta, GA 30310
Details: Join the Westview Community Organization for the community work day to pick up trash and collect tires from the community and work in the community pocket park. Bring cleaning tools (e.g. rakes, gloves, etc.) if possible.

Hands On Atlanta Day at Stokes Avenue Pocket Park

Hands On Atlanta Day

On October 6th the Westview Community Organization participated in “Hands On Atlanta Day.” Thanks to an initial grant received through Hands On Atlanta for the Stokes Avenue Park in the spring, the WCO was eligible for a follow-up grant if participating on “Hands On Atlanta Day.” The grant purchased additional landscaping to be planted in the park. Neighbors and the “Youth of Westview” program came together to first clean up the pocket park and then plant peach trees, camellia and rose bushes, chrysanthemums, hostas, pansies, and a variety of other plants. The last task was spreading grass seed. Little by little the Stokes Avenue Pocket Park is developing into a little neighborhood oasis.

To view more photos of “Hands On Atlanta Day” please visit our Westview Facebook page.

Stokes Avenue Community Pocket Park

Park Taking Shape

Work on the Stokes Avenue Community Pocket Park continued on Saturday, June 16th, 2012. The park is starting to take shape – the picket fence is now complete, mulch was spread, additional landscaping was planted, and two raised beds were planted for a community herb garden. The work was rounded off with a picnic in the new park!

To view more photos of the Stokes Park work day please visit our Westview Facebook page.