Garden Construction Day!

This coming Saturday, December 1, we are having an all-day garden construction event at the Lamplight Community Garden site starting at 9 am. (Alderbrook Pocket Park, 12444 Lamplight Village Ave.)
We plan on setting posts for the fence, spreading topsoil/compost for the in-ground beds and repairing/painting the shed.
If you would like to participate, you can RSVP here or just show up any time during the day. There is no need to volunteer for many hours, an hour or two at any time will be very helpful. The jobs will range from drilling post holes, leveling, setting and cementing posts to painting the posts, spreading and raking soil/compost, sanding and painting the shed and more.
All participants will be required to sign a release waiver (SFC and APF requirement) before starting the work activities.
We do have one special need, which is to haul a fair amount of lumber and other materials from Home Depot and so if someone has a trailer that we could use, let us know.
Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!

PARD permit for our Community Garden

The City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) Community Garden Program approves our community garden permit with approval from PARD Planning, PARD Maintenance, and PARD Forestry.

The PARD permit approval is arguably single the biggest step since it is the both the landowner and City’s approval and parameters/guidelines to move forward.

Sustainable Food Center (SFC) agrees to fiscal sponsorship

The Sustainable Food Center (SFC) agreed to be our fiscal sponsor under these Sponsored Community Garden Responsibilities

  •  Elect and maintain a garden leader or leadership team who will manage the garden
     Designate a garden liaison who will be responsible for all communication with SFC
     Draft garden guidelines within the requirements of the landowner and maintain compliance at all times
     Collect plot rental or membership fees for SFC sufficient enough to cover all utility costs
     Generate revenue for garden operations
     Take responsibility for gardener recruitment and participation
     Employ water conservation strategies at the garden
     Post protocol in the case of a water leak (including location of water cut-off valve and contact information for a garden leader and SFC staff)
     Make ongoing efforts to ensure that the garden is welcoming and inclusive to a diverse population.