Constructing "Grace Community Garden"


This project continues the commitment of Grace Church in providing fresh food to nearby apartment-dwelling kids and parents in their West Bellfort neighborhood.

It started by planting a small fruit tree orchard a few years ago. Summer of 2015 adding a unique curved arc design of raised vegetable beds, featuring a center bed with native pollinator plants, and a bird bath.
 
July 11:
paint arc layout, July 25: set cinder blocks, Aug 1&8: fill soil,  Aug 14: install watering system, Aug 15: add new beds  photos of weekend work

Curved design intentionally mimics a labyrinth to be built in this same open area. The labyrinth will feature travertine stone borders, and the same stone capping the garden walls. Both of the designs feature decomposed granite pathways. Design and estimate by Reginald Adams, schedule and installation by Bob Andrew.

Sponsoring construction are the United Way of Greater Houston who gave Grace $5,000 grant to build this. Partners of the garden include "YMCA Caring Community", teaching gardeners from the adjacent Ashford Santa Fe apartment complex. Jewish Congregation Shma Koleinu, who worship Fridays using the parish hall at Grace, also plan to adopt a garden bed to keep planted year round with fresh food.

Thanks also to our great suppliers: the Home Depot (blocks, adhesive, plumbing), Nature's Way Resources (organic soil), San Jacinto Stone (crushed granite), Alamo Stone (travertine slab), First Tee Pub (cardboard for weed barrier)