Posts tagged: Grant Garden
This Saturday, volunteers got together and cut sod for the Grant Park Community Garden. This garden is a pilot project with the Spokane Parks and Recreation Department - it's one of two community gardens built in parks and on park property.
About one-third of the planned plots in Grant Community Garden have sold already. The easiest way to get a plot is to stop by the South Perry Farmers Market on Thursday between 3-7 p.m.
The next work party is on Saturday May 21 begining at 9 a.m. On the agenda is construction of garden beds and a few other projects.
The easiest way to keep track of the garden's progress and needs is to follow it on Facebook here.
The nice folks behind the Grant Park Community Garden got the green light (pun intended) on the garden design from the Parks Department. They will start selling plots today at the South Perry Farmers Market (from 3-6 p.m.) and they begin cutting sod on May 14. Stop by the booth at the Farmers Market today for more information.
Also, visit your South Perry Blog at The Shop today from 3-5 p.m.
- the most shocking news is that it's $10,000 to put a chainlink fence around the garden. That's a lot more than what was planned. The gardens on the water department property do not have such a fence. The garden beds suggested would also be very expensive - it would take up to eight years to grow enough vegetables in the beds to pay for them.
There are a lot of kinks to be worked out as this garden in Grant Park is a pilot project - it's the first community garden in a city park. Communication is going well between parks and the city, and the steering committee for the Grant Garden. The plan is to dedicate the garden to someone at the Street Fair and Parade on July 16.
The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is the fiscal agent and the contract holder, together with the Grant Park Steering Committee.
(Blogging live at the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association Meeting)