The Westbank Community Garden is growing and thriving! The first set of renters moved in January 1st, and you can already see some of their hard work. Even from the street you can see kale, lettuce, cabbage, onions, and radishes all popping up. In March, some children planted cucumbers in the garden tunnel after storytime. With the recent rains little sprouts are coming through.
We currently have a waiting list, but you can learn more about the garden and how to be waitlisted by contacting our Garden Committee Chair, Jane Dunham.
We were fortunate to have several Eagle Scouts and Girl Scouts help build and improve the garden. Thanks to Harrison L., we have a shed to store and house our tools. Sophia S. has built a children’s garden tunnel for our youngest members. Aidan R. has corrected a few of our drainage issues to ensure that our garden functions properly. Landon H. has built our first four garden beds. Matthhieu C. has built the remaining six beds. Juan designed and built four wooden benches and installed two owl houses out at Laura's Library. Sam M. designed and built a garden sign, as well as planted roses and vines along the fence. Jack H. has cleared out the back garden area along the retention pond and built a three-part compost bin for our gardeners. We are thankful to these young folks for choosing the library as their service project.
Want to support the garden by donating? We have started an Amazon wish list of items that are needed for our educational programs and maintenance if you prefer to purchase specific items instead of donating money.
To donate directly to the library, choose one of the options available from the Donate page.
Please contact the Community Garden Coordinator, Jen Bigheart, for more information.
We want to say a special thanks to the following local business for their generous support of the community garden: