The Westbury Community Garden is a project of lots of enthusiastic people who live in Westbury, surrounding communities, and businesses and people who just want to make this garden a reality. We plan to build 32 24′ x 5′ adult beds and 8 24′ x 4′ youth beds, a learning center, compost bins, handicapped beds, chicken coops, a large habitat area, fruit tree orchards, ornamental entry way, a driveway and parking area, water catchment cisterns, and more. The garden beds and habitat build will be in early March, with the rest to follow in a few months. We have alliances with HISD for elementary schools to use the youth beds and teachers to teach curriculum.
We will appreciate all the help we can get to stake and build the garden. Following are the main build dates. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, February 27th, at 2 p.m., we plan to stake and string the garden and habitat areas.
Sunday, February 28th, at 2 p.m., will will complete what was not done the day before.
Saturday, March 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., we will build the garden. Lunch will be provided if we receive an RSVP.
Wednesday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., we will hopefully finish building the garden.
Wednesday, March 10, at 3:30 p.m., there will be a media celebration with the Mayor of Houston, Council Person Clutterbuck, officials from National Wildlife, 150 students and teachers/principals from 3 area elementary schools, and people from many more supporting organizations.
This is a transition town training to better educate people about how to ease through the challenges facing communities today such as peak oil, climate change, and the economic crisis. It is a positive approach of focusing on solutions that lead to a more satisfying life.This training will follow the transition model in paying attention to both the outer work and the inner work necessary for a successful transition process. This will be a participatory process, with participants invited to share their own experience and learn from the many different transition initiatives represented at the course.The trainers are David Johnson and Maggie Seeley. The location is the Capital Area Food Bank, 8201 S. Congress Ave., Austin (Map).
Thank you for your interest and support of Transition Houston, and for Transition in your local neighborhood. We hope to see you at the Transition Houston meeting on Monday!