We’ve been following the growth of the Gilman Gardens since its inception, through the planning stages and ground breaking, to work parties and the planting of the first seeds at 20-plot the community garden. This week Gilman Gardens has another bit of news–SDOT has granted the group a permit to begin work on a garden expansion.
The existing garden was constructed out of a median along Gilman Drive W. and 13th Ave. W. The expansion will allow the group to construct a second garden along another median adjacent to the current site. The expanded garden space will include a native plant restoration area where existing blackberry bushes and Apple trees will remain, a grape arbor, another 20 terraced garden plots, space for compost and wood chip bins, rain collection and/or flower and vine areas, and five parking stalls.
Gilman Gardens founder Charlie Hoselton says that a construction schedule has not yet been set, but those interested in snagging a garden plot in the expanded space should meet at the garden this Sunday, May 1 at 11 a.m., or the following Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.