Friday, March 31, 2017

Welcome to the 2017 Growing Season!

As we cast off the remains of winter (we hope) it's time to start planning the 2017 growing season in Enright Community Garden.

This year, we have been awarded a Love Your [Resilient] Block grant from the City of Pittsburgh to help us upgrade the garden, and to plan for a sustainable future. As you may remember, Whole Foods is no longer a sponsor for our garden, which means that we will be relying solely on volunteer management and labor to support it. However, we have a great team in place, which includes our neighbors, the Kentucky Avenue School, and Repair the World. In the fall, over 50 people turned out on a chilly but sunny Sunday to put the garden to bed for the year.

We are kicking off our 2017 season with a Garden Clean-Up and Planning Session on Sunday, April 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM. 

Come out and help us clean, build, and plan for a new season at Enright Community Garden!

Together with our partners at the Kentucky Avenue School and Repair the World, we are launching a new season. With a Love Your [Resilient] Block grant from the City of Pittsburgh, we will be repairing and remodeling in the garden to create a more sustainable model of a truly communal garden that is open to all our community members.

Projects that are in the works for this year:
  • New raised beds
  • A communal approach to gardening
  • A community bulletin board and lending library
  • Repairs to rain barrels and other infrastructure
  • More organization and communication! Become part of the planning team and help us to develop programs to host in the garden!
  • More fun!
Rain Date: Sunday, April 23 from 10 AM - 2 PM.

Keep an eye on the garden's Facebook page and the neighborhood Twitter account for more details and updates!