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Gilman Gardens expansion plans approved

April 27th, 2011 by Thea

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.

For more information on the Gilman Gardens expansion, view the design plan here (.pdf). For news and updates on the garden check the Gilman Gardens blog.

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