This past Saturday, the AOG volunteer crew met with longtime AOG member David Kramer at the Blackland neighborhood community project. He gave us a tour of the community project that started in the '80s to stop UT's expansion into East Austin. The project has incorporated veggie garden spaces in traffic circles and in water saving, raised wicking beds. We couldn't help but feel the energy coming from 1850's cistern well that has a newly functioning pump. The orb-like cover felt like we were seeing into the future and thankfully it has nothing to do with a middle eastern monarchy.
According to moon calendars, this time of the month in not great for planting. So instead we helped out with general maintenance, weeding, watering, thinning, and bringing the decomposed granite pathways back to their original Bermuda grass free state. Good job with the pitchfork Johnny!
You can learn more about volunteering with Blackland community project here.