IT’S OFFICIAL. The River Road Neighborhood Association is going to have a Community Garden! Our request for funds from the Green Spaces Alliance (formerly the Bexar Land Trust) yielded a grant in the amount of $8,000 for help in the construction of our garden. We are very thankful to them for consideration of our request.
The selection committee at Green Spaces Alliance particularly like the fact that we are working together with our Parks Department to utilize the park land at the corner of Huisache and Allison, a small triangle of land across the street from the remainder of the park (just south of where the stables used to be). This site borders on the Spanish colonial Upper Labour Acequia, which ran through the park and on down what is now Dewberry, and was used for irrigation of crops.
The Parks Department has helped us already, by removing some of the asphalt and gravel that had been left on the site for years. We will have a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ with Parks, allowing us to develop our garden there. We plan to build a fenced area for our vegetables, fruits and a native plants nursery. Nursery plants will be available for transplanting to homes throughout the neighborhood.
We’ll have more information on the Garden, soon. Please let us know if you are interested in growing with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Save the date, Saturday morning September 13th, for an organizational meeting.
Roy Schweers -on behalf of River Road Community Garden (RRCG)