We started the garden with the goals of community building, education, friendship and organic healthy food. I think we have achieved these goals for this year. The garden has become a place to visit, walk or garden. I have seen many families visit the garden to see what is growing, and for some it is the first time seeing carrots that did not come in a bag. Additionally we had several garden potlucks to meet neighbors and share some great food and drink. Yes, the garden is building a community. The garden is a living classroom for everyone who volunteers or visits the garden, from the science of watering just enough, to recognizing beet plants. Yes, the garden is providing an education. Many friendships have evolved as a result of a shared interest in the garden. This was especially evident on our workdays or at the potluck dinners. Yes, the garden has developed friendships. It’s amazing the amount of great organic vegetables the garden has produced. It does not get much more local and healthy than that. Yes, the garden has provided organic and healthy food. So for this year, I think we can call it a success.
As we look to the future we are always looking for ideas on how to improve the garden. So if you are still looking for a New Year’s resolution, add the Community Garden to your list and get involved. Share your ideas or any special skills you may have that will benefit the future of the Alamo Heights Community Garden.