We will meet at the Neighborhood Garden, at the corner of 11th Avenue and University and work throughout the neighborhood. Dumpsters will be located at: BICAS parking lot, Dunbar School Parking Lot, and along 1st Street between 9th Avenue and Perry Avenue. Please come out and help for this event, it will be a last push to get everything looking spiffy for the Neighborhood Tour. Dumpsters can be used for general trash items, but please bag small items to avoid "fly-away".
Meet at the corner of 11th Avenue and University Boulevard. We will focus on this intersection and up to the intersection of 11th Ave and 2nd Street. Please join us, all are welcome for this cleanup. If you plan to attend, please bring yard tools, a hat, gloves, and a filled reusable water bottle. If anyone has a weedeater, please get in touch with Ezra to discuss.
We are planning to have the annual Egg Hunt at DunbarSpring Community Garden.
If you can join us, that would be wonderful.
Date/Time: April 19, Saturday
9:30am hide eggs
10:00am start hunting (3 and under in playground, 4 and over in garden)
Place: DunbarSpring Community Garden (Northwest corner at University Blvd and 11th St.)
We will prepare about 150 eggs (hard-boiled and plastic ones with toys appropriate for 3-10 years old). But if you can also bring some more, especially with age-appropriate stuff for younger and older children, that would be wonderful.
We plan to have a meeting to discuss the future plans for the garden. This will include discussing benefits and drawbacks of the way the space has been used as well as current plans for the space going forward. You will find different people have different plans, and we would like to hear your ideas and concerns too.
The potluck will start at 5, after school and work. Sunset is a little before six and after dark it quickly gets cooler. Bring a sweater, your family, a food or drink to share and your own dishes and spoons to use.
Over the Summer, with a small grant and help from Ironwood Tree Experience (and many neighborhood volunteers), a group of residents was able to fix several serious and ongoing issues plaguing the community garden.
Our initial efforts were to clean up garbage, weeds, and invasive bermuda grass. Our second effort was to fix irrigation problems. We spent a very long day digging trenches and replacing aging, leaking irrigation lines. These efforts will save water resources as well as money for the neighborhood, community garden, and the Dunbar Project.