Westbank Community Garden
Welcome to our garden! We are a community of organic gardeners who love to grow things and share our passion about gardening, sustainability, and the natural world.
To be added to our wait list, request a tour of the garden, come along on a hive inspection, suggest a garden programming topic, or ask any questions, please send an email to the Community Garden Coordinator Alex Meyers at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for visiting!
Our garden includes:
- 15 8’x8′ plots, one standing plot (6’x3′), and one children’s plot (1’x6′). All plots are gardened by community members and built by Scouts as Eagle Projects.
- a beehive, from which we hope to harvest our first honey in the spring of 2018
- two rainwater barrels, donated by a gardener, which collect water from the pitched roof of our tool shed
- four tumbling composters, donated by gardeners and community members
- a wrought-iron gazebo planted with clematis and coral vines, adorned with a wind chime bought with a donation from Girl Scout Troop 2367
- a communal herb garden, collectively maintained and harvested
- a gorgeous tool shed
- a beautiful mural on the retention pond wall
- a Meyer lemon tree
- a gate that connects the garden to the library’s backyard. Come on over and take a look!
Here are some of our ideas for the future:
- Installation of several more family plots
- Hardscaping of pathways to reduce weeds and beautify area
- More garden programs on a variety of sustainability issues.
- Installation of an information kiosk, including a self-guided tour/scavenger hunt
- Installation of specialty plots, such as for hummingbirds, monarch butterflies, or a cutting garden.
- Pop-up farmers markets throughout the year
- Have an idea of your own to suggest? Let us know!
The following Eagle and Girl Scouts were instrumental in making this garden a reality:
- Landon H. and Matthieu C. built the plots.
- Sophia S. built a children’s garden tunnel for our youngest members.
- Aidan R. corrected a few of our drainage issues to ensure that our garden functions properly.
- Juan D. designed and built four wooden benches and installed two owl houses out at Laura’s Library in the Madrone Canyon.
- Sam M. designed and built a garden sign, as well as planted roses and vines along the fence.
We are thankful to these young folks for choosing the garden as their service project!
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