Spring is in the air and the Winston Heights-Mountview Community Garden Committee is eagerly looking forward to breaking ground on the first phase of the garden this May. We have spent the winter months designing, planning, fundraising and soon, we’ll actually be planting.
We know that many Winston Heights-Mountview residents share our enthusiasm for this project and we appreciate all of the support and encouragement that we have received so far. We are especially thankful to those who have made a financial donation to help build the garden. We are deeply grateful for your generosity. Our vision for the garden is to make it an inclusive space that will be enjoyed by both gardeners and non-gardeners alike. We will endeavor to make it as gorgeous and welcoming as the rain garden and we hope folks will often stop by to smell the roses, or more likely, the pumpkins and tomatoes in the beginning.
But first, we have to build it. The dates scheduled for construction are Saturday and Sunday May 24 and May 25, with some follow up and finishing work occurring the following weekend, May 31 and June 1st. We require lots of volunteers to assist with this endeavor, so if you can swing a hammer or serve coffee, we need you. We would love to welcome some new faces, so even if you have never volunteered before, please join us for a few hours, meet some of your fellow community members, get dirty, and make a positive difference in your community.
Community Garden Facts:
Community gardens increase a sense of community ownership and stewardship
Community gardens foster the development of a community identity and spirit
Community gardens provide opportunities to meet neighbours
Source for community garden facts: gardendallas.org