Southside Place Community Garden

Since its inception in February 2013, the garden has grown into a beautiful parklike greenspace. While it is not officially a park, the community garden functions as a community gathering space and a productive vegetable garden. Given the use of the north lot, we installed nine raised beds, a pergola, and a shed. The south lot has remained basically as it was–grass and weeds. On February 14, 2017, the representatives from the Southside Place Community Garden presented to City Council some ideas on how to beautify the second lot by constructing a bocce ball court for the community.

Construction of a bocce ball court is simple, similar to building a simple raised bed. Wooden rails rim the perimeter of a long rectangle filled with crushed granite and topped with a smooth layer of oyster shell flour. Architect Joe Przybyl designed a bocce ball court near the pergola and crushed granite path lined with trees in the center of the second lot. A curved, built-in bench with a narrow planter sits near the bocce ball court. A living fence of grapevines shields piles of compost and soil from view. Two bids have been submitted for the excavation and construction of this design.

Please let us know what you think about this plan to develop the second lot at 6309 Edloe. Please email to comment on this second lot plan or to join the garden.

Garden work days are the first and third Saturday of each month 2:30pm; and the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 8am.

Next event is the Garden Bash, April 23, 2017 from 4:30 – 8:30 PM. (Click here for more information)