Lend a hand in the community garden


Community gardenersOur community garden is having an end-of-summer work day on Saturday, September 30th from 10am to 1pm, and we could use your help!

The community garden, located at Westbank Library, opened at the very end of 2012.  It is well-established after four and a half years, and now even boasts its own beehive. The beds are the responsibility of individual gardeners, and our goal is for this to be an educational space for local gardeners to learn from each other and to teach the community about organic backyard gardening.

On September 30th, we will be installing a guttering system for our new rain barrels, dismantling our old compost bin to make room for an additional plot, turning the new compost tumblers, training vines, and completing other maintenance tasks. This is an opportunity to work side-by-side with our gardeners, to ask questions about what they have planted, and to experience composting and rain barrels firsthand.

To work in the community garden,

  • you must be at least 13 years old.
  • you should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.
  • you should consider whether you will need sunscreen or a sun hat.
  • you should bring work gloves and any tools you think might be helpful (be sure to put your name on them).
  • you should be aware of the proximity of a beehive and the possibility of fire ants, if allergies are an issue for you.
  • you should remember to bring a water bottle!!

For this event, you can park in the staff parking lot or along the verge on Westbank Road (get your car as far off the road as you can). You can also park in the regular library parking lot.

Contact Alex Meyers to let her know if you plan to be there.  Alex can answer any of your community garden questions, including how to put your name on a waiting list for a plot in our garden. Alex can also add you to the mailing list for our community garden newsletter.

Westbank Library

1309 Westbank Dr Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!

Laura Bush Community Library

9411 Bee Cave Rd Austin, TX 78746 · Map it!