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!
The 2017 garden year starts new on February 1, 2017. Registration for available garden plots will open on February 1, 2017. You can register in person at the North Austin branch YMCA, or online at their website.
The following plot types are expected to be available:
· 4'x10' plots ($50 for the year)
· 3’x10’ ADA accessible plots ($37.50 for the year)
· 4’x20’ plots ($90 for the year)
As with all YMCA programs, financial assistance is available on a sliding scale based on income. For more information about applying for financial assistance, please call the North Austin branch YMCA at 512-973-9622.
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: