Thankful for Community

As the year winds down and we head toward the holidays, it becomes more apparent just how lucky and fortunate we are to have great friends and neighbors and such a supportive community.

Before I launch into this update, the Adelphi Acre Community Garden steering committee would like to extend our thanks and appreciation to all of the neighbors that have rallied behind us, to all of the volunteers who have spent countless hours helping this garden happen from paper to dirt, to all of our sponsors and businesses that have contributed or donated to us and to the Sustainable Food Center and multiple departments and programs at the City of Austin that guided and supported us to make our vision a reality.

At our last couple of work days we accomplished the following:

  • marked and staked the water and fence lines
  • constructed the first gabion basket at the entrance
  • spread more mulch and moved more rocks
  • started construction of the compost areas
  • removed poison ivy and invasives
  • planted the first drought resistant garden bed

We are having another work day this Saturday to finish a few projects so please join us from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm.  We still need a few more pallets for the compost area so if you have some extra or can collect some for us please bring them by Saturday morning.

We are going to wrap up the year with another quarterly meeting potluck on November 22nd. Stay tuned for details.

Here are few pictures that illustrate just how far we’ve come and some of the community involvement and support we’re thankful for.

compostbins mulching  cacticommunity_area