Our Community Garden is Growing!
Below are images for our original master plan in 2013, our current spring garden sprouting and our latest edition of 10 new planting beds being built.
The organic community garden at Walker Park began in the fall of 2014, with a grant from Love Your Block foundation. In 2015 we had our first organic crop, from 5 large, 4' x 8' cedar raised beds (and 5 little 2' x 2' beds). We grew squash, peas, cucumbers, beans, turnip greens, parsley, radishes, watermelon, zucchini and one tomato plant, all from seeds! This year, so far, we have planted our 2016 crop in 4 of the big beds, and 5 little beds and we have sprouts! But we have a long way to go!
This year with a donation of cedar wood from Park Pride, will are in the process of building 10 new cedar beds. We are hoping to raise money to fund the purchase of organic soil. !0 new beds will be available soon! Plots are available for a deposit of $50. Sign up under : volunteer-community garden to get on our mailing list to find out how to get a plot.
We still need 320 cubic feet of organic soil. This should cost about $800.
We are asking for donations for our community garden.
Any donations will help!
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Walker Park awarded $100.000 Grant
Park Pride announced today its 2013 recipients of matching grants for park renovations and capital improvements. Among the 17 parks grantees, is Walker Park, historic Egdewood's only park. This grant comes at a crucial time for the Friends of Walker Park and the Edgewood community.
Renovation: Phase 1
The Friends of Walker Park worked with Architect Bryan Edwards, through Park Pride, to address the challenges of Walker Park and implement infrastructures that are of immediate need to the community and park users.
Walker Park: An Aerial Narrative
The first part of the 1900's have seen many transformation of the park and the area. These map views of walker park through the years, from agricultural farmland to the construction of I-20 tells a story of the changes that have happened.
OUR GOAL | OUR MISSION
The Friends of Walker Park is a group of neighbors, volunteers, park enthusiasts who advocate for Walker Park and work to make Walker Park a safe, beautiful and enjoyable park for all. our mission is to see that Walker Park is given some needed and improvements but also host events and activities that will embrace our community and its citizens for years to come.