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!
If you are interested in getting a garden plot at the North Austin Community Garden, you can register in person at the COA/YMCA North Austin or on their website.
There are currently four types of plots available:
- 4 foot by 10 foot raised beds ($50 for the year)
- 4 foot by 20 foot raised beds ($90 for the year)
- 3 foot by 10 foot, ADA accessible table top bed ($37.50 for the year)
- 3 foot by 10 foot, ADA accessible super-raised beds (raised 24" off the ground) ($37.50 for the year)
Garden plots will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. ADA accessible garden beds are reserved for people who need the extra accessibility.
You can also stay up to date on registration information on our North Austin Community Garden Facebook page.
Please contact Robin for more information about registration.
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: