Thanks to Sarah Katz and an anonymous donor for donating money and Steve Hinshaw for donating materials and his building skills we now have a Little Free Library under the oak tree near the picnic tables at the garden. As the Little Free Library web site (littlefreelibrary.org) tells us, "It's a 'take a book, return a book' gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share." We hope you will share with us. Pictures are in the photo gallery.
If you've been to the garden recently you might have noticed some new additions. Two whirligigs are flying over the garden. They were donated by architect John Grable who found them in the garden of a house he is designing on Ogden. The house was owned by Mr. Balser who was on the original AH Community Garden team working to get the plans for the garden approved by the city. Thanks to John for wanting the whirligigs to come full circle.
There is also a "patio" in front of the compost bins. An Alamo Heights resident had leftover bricks from a remodeling project and offered them to the garden. We thank Steve Hinshaw for his hard work installing the bricks. Suzanne Goudge, who takes care of the compost, is especially appreciative to now have a surface to keep her out of the mud and ants!
Pictures of these additions are in the photo gallery.
January 2011 - January 2012