Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Neighborhood Garden Update

Good evening, NECKO neighborhood -

Here's an update on the NECKO Neighborhood Garden from April Calkovsky:

Plans are still moving forward with the proposal for the NECKO Neighborhood Community Garden. We have now joined the University Area Community Garden Collective. This Collective, sponsored by the University Area Enrichment Association, is a collaboration created specifically to provide resources for the community gardens in the 3 square miles around the University. Currently there are 16 gardens involved in the Collective. Resources that will be accessible include: potable water, tools, labor, and inclusion in grant requests that contribute to funding for the gardens.

Additionally, because we have just learned of the planned removal of the Spirit of Women park located on 10th Avenue to make room for a parking garage, we will work toward saving the benches, plaques, and the fountain from the park for inclusion in spaces around the NECKO Neighborhood. These items could make beautiful additions to the green space along 8th and Medical Center Drive, and the proposed garden. It will also help us preserve the memories of these brave women and their families.

If you're interested in helping out with the garden, please feel free to email April at


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