Once and future community gardeners
ITEM: We are officially members of the Woodlawn community garden. If that is even its name. There is no sign, no contact information, nothing formal about it at all, so getting in was a matter of stalking to find anyone who might be willing to part with a phone number. Seems it’s a loose affiliation of academics, longtime locals (and babies). In a stroke of either very good luck or just good timing, we secured two adjoining plots, and will garden right next to our real life next-door neighbor.
I got my start veggie gardening at Austin’s Sunshine Community Garden, and loved the freedom to create, the weirdos, the workdays, and the space as much as the lettuce and tomatoes. We’ll see how this goes, but one thing is for sure: access to very local, organic, affordable vegetables is looking up! Access to the community: seems it was easier than it looked.