The Alamo Heights Community Garden was selected by Green Spaces Alliance (GSA - which oversees San Antonio area community gardens) to receive this year's design project from the UTSA College of Architecture. Under the direction of Professor Darryl Ohlenbusch, a class of seniors has immersed itself into the Garden to develop a project focused in community development and modular design. Funding has been provided by a grant from the GSA, along with additional donations. The goal, with respect to the Garden, was to create two structures that would highlight the Garden's location, and provide a meeting area/education center with signage and bulletin boards. The class has handled all aspects of the project--designing a plan, working with their client (our garden), moving the project through the AH permitting process, submitting a packet to the Architectural Review committee, and will present the finalized design to City Council. Construction is to begin the end of April. The project is now in its pre-construction phase with a hearing set at City Hall on April 15, 2014. Signage from the City is at the garden giving more details for the meeting. Please feel free to forward this information on to friends and neighbors. You may also view a video about the project. Your continued support is much appreciated!
We had a good crop of winter vegetables including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, several varieties of cabbage, several varieties of lettuce, Swiss chard, spinach, kale, onions, radishes, beets, and carrots. We have cleared some of the beds and planted tomatoes and peppers and will be clearing others soon to plant other vegetable for summer harvest. We've had good attendance at our work days and appreciate everyone's help.
A window has been put in the shed to give more light and ventilation. A second martin house that was donated by an AH resident has also been installed. Many people wander through the garden to enjoy the sights and smells.
January 2011 - January 2012