Catch up and get ahead with the Edge for the week of April 11. Soul of a Citizen: Faith, citizenship and the politics of a common life
Written by Kris_Serold on Jul 10 2013 - 5:18pm
Bexar County Community Health Collaborative staff, interns, and volunteers finished the transformation of their vegetable garden into a meditation garden on July 2, 2013.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Feb 20 2013 - 11:18am
REPLAY VIDEO: City and community leaders gathered to open phase I of the Beacon Hill Linear Park on Feb. 19, 2013. Beginning as a concept more than 20 years ago, the Beacon Hill Neighborhood Association worked with the city to piece together unused lots into a linear park that runs from Capital Street to Lynwood streets and includes a community garden, playground and shade structures, picnic units, walking trails and a basketball court. Phase II begins this year and will extend the park to Hildebrand Ave.
Written by Antonio Rodriguez on Jul 15 2012 - 6:00pm
The Beacon Hill Community Garden was founded in 2008, with funding from the Green Spaces Alliance. In this video, founding garden manager Tenna Florian explains the origins of the Beacon Hill Community Garden and how it works.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Feb 22 2010 - 12:42pm
The Presa Street Community Garden just got a boost and a spruce-up from various fraternities and sororities from Trinity University.Besides weeding and pruning back old plants, the group created new paths in the garden and fixed older paths. They also spent time cleaning out and organizing a storage shed filled with old planters, gardening tools and supplies for signage used to disguingish plants.Lettuce, sage and rosemary are already growing and ready for harvesting in different plots. The garden is located on South Presa Street, in the Lavaca neighborhood.
Written by Heather DiMasi on Jan 23 2010 - 8:59pm
Southwest Workers Union kicked off its Roots of Change community garden, Jan. 23, at the groups' headquarters, 1416 E. Commerce St.Forty volunteers from St. Mary's University and Central Catholic High School came out to till the soil, pull weeds and sow seeds. Even a family who had learned of the event on Twitter stopped by to pitch in.The crew pulled weeds and used them to start a compost pile.Diana Lopez, Environmental Justice Organizer for the SWU, even repurposed the grubs, giving them to a volunteer to bring home to feed to their chickens.