The Alamo Heights City Council approved the construction of two shade structures at the Alamo Heights Community Garden at its meeting April 28. Council members heard from garden volunteers, a historian, and a former member of the conservation society. The project is made possible by a $2,000 grant appropriated by the Green Spaces Alliance, which selected the Alamo Heights Community Garden as this year's community project for architecture students at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Garden volunteers raised additional funds before receiving the grant through the making of a video featuring the proposed addition. Three of the 13 students who will soon begin building the structures attended last night's meeting, expressing their hopes of completing it by mid-May. The students, some of whom will be attending summer classes as they work at the garden, will be building signs, setting rebars and cutting wood as part of the project. When finished, the larger of the two structures will be situated off Imlay and Acacia Avenue and a smaller kiosk will be located on Ogden Lane. As garden volunteers anticipate breaking ground, they are also setting their sights on future ideas for projects, including a new walking path.
January 2011 - January 2012