In 2012, the City of Austin Art in Public Places Program commissioned local artists Lucy Begg and Robert Gay of Thoughtbarn to design and implement a community garden at the new City of Austin/YMCA North Austin Community Recreation Center. During the course of the project, the artists have worked extensively with the local community, through workshops and public events, to develop the design of the garden. They also established the Garden Leadership Group, now led by community volunteers, to develop a governing structure, membership rules and fees. The garden officially opened for planting on March 29, 2014.
Check out the full story on how our garden came to be in Flow Nonfiction's short documentary, "Garden."
Link here: "Garden" by Flow Nonfiction!
Interested in Gardening at the North Austin Community Garden?
Our garden year starts new on February 1, 2016. The following plots are available now:
- 4'x10' plots
- 3'x10' ADA accessible plots
- 4'x20' plots (waitlist only)
For more information about how to get a membership, what is expected of garden members, and how the garden is run, please see the following documents:
- Maintenance/Repair Requests (for current gardeners)
- Gardener Service Hour Opportunities & Ideas (for current gardeners)
- Site Plan
- Site Rules
- Commission Documents
In the Spring of 2016, we are planning on expanding the garden to almost double it's current size!
If you are interested in learning more about the expansion, how you can help, or how & when plots become available, please sign up for our mailing list here: