On April 24th Grow Annapolis will be hosting our second informational meeting for the Bywater Community Garden Project. The meeting will be held from 6:30 – 7:30 pm and will include a tour of the proposed site, an overview of the project, Q&A and a time for sharing ideas.

If you are interested taking part in the Bywater Community Garden Project or would like to learn more, please feel free to contact us. We would love to have you join the team! The proposed Bywater Community Garden site is behind the Safeway off of Forest Drive. The best way to reach it is by following Bywater Rd all the way down until you hit the circle. The proposed site is off to the right of the circle, and this is where we will be gathering at 6:30pm for our meeting on the 24th.

The goal of the Bywater Community Garden Project is the creation of a permanent space for Annapolis residents to grow their own healthy food and connect with their neighbors. Grow Annapolis is a grass roots movement, and we are looking for community members and local organizations who care about the health, self-sufficiency and sustainability of their community. Please consider joining our efforts thru volunteering or making a charitable donation if you can.

4 Responses to Bywater Community Garden Project Meeting – April 24th

  1. Gardener says:

    Sounds like a great project but a poor choice of location. This site offers no parking. Park users already park on the grass and on the street blocking access to Kingsport. Where is the water source and since this property is in the path of a large deer heard, will there be fencing? Who will maintain the plots and remove debris at end of growing season? Who will monitor against vandalism as there are already major drug and vandalism problems in the area? A better location is Annapolis Walk community park. It already has fencing and parking.

  2. Joel Bunker says:

    Hi, I hope I will be able to answer some of your concerns. We are addressing some of the unique challenges of this location by putting in a deer fence, hooking up a water meter and have been actively addressing the question of parking. As far as maintenance, gardeners will be responsible for maintaining their own plots and abiding by guidelines set up in the Grow Annapolis Community Garden Handbook. Part of the responsibilities of a gardener are to keep a well maintained plot and to participate in garden cleanups and work parties. Gardeners who fail to follow these guidelines will lose their plots, and in such cases, plots will be cleaned up and made available to someone on our wait list. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, we would love to have you join us for the conversation at our next meeting on the 24th. Please let us know if you have any further questions.

  3. Tony Perotti says:

    How did the meeting go on Tuesday? I couldn’t make it but I like the idea of community gardening. Will the plans for the site be published on the web? How will we learn more about the plan? Rumors are starting to move through the community and having some details of the plan would help separate fact from fiction.

  4. Joel Bunker says:

    Hi Tony, sad we missed you. The meeting when well; we will have more information up on the site in the next day or two. Let us know if you are interested in taking a more active role in the project or joining us during our next meeting. Also, joining our newsletter is a great way to stay updated.

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