Citizens For A Better Norwood

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Norwood Community Garden launches May 30

Saturday, May 30, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
is Norwood Community Garden’s planting and launch (make that lunch!) at Linden Pointe thanks to the support of Al Neyer, Inc., Civic Garden Center, Norwood Service League, The Center for Closing the Health Gap, SHP Leading Design, Robin Wood Flowers, Whole Food Market, Kroger, and Urban Harvest.

Since our 4/27/09 announcement of this community gardening effort, there have been a few unexpected hurdles, things like making water more accessible. Also, the Steering Committee worked and re-worked the design to accommodate the overwhelming response from 200 people who wish to raise their own vegetables. "The design will be a showpiece," said Lupe Hoyt, "the cooperation, ideas, and resources have been incredible."

The tentative schedule is to begin with an informational session regarding community gardening 'rules' and planting and will be followed by a grill-out. Those who have registered will receive an email notification with assignment number by May 21 from NSL director Lupe Hoyt. Due to the size of the garden design, every group will receive at least one plot, and another one will be assigned upon completion for those groups with more than 10 people. Linden Pointe developer Al Neyer, Inc. is building the raised bed frames on top of geofabric, filling with topsoil, and providing adequate water for gardeners.

Everyone's patience is greatly appreciated as this wonderful project has grown and developed into something we can all be proud. For questions, please call Lupe Hoyt at 924-1200.