West End Farmers Market

The West End farmers market kicked off Sunday at the Wrens Nest. It was another great opportunity to meet and chat with neighbors while purchasing fresh products and supporting local businesses providing locally grown food and handmade original items.

The Wrens Nest is a perfect location for the market, providing shade, ample parking and even background effects of a goat eating and clearing poison ivy- I felt at peace,and in no rush to get home and study ( which was on my to-do list all week!). I sampled spicy Kale, Arugula, Mint…why does the mint at my house not grow? Of course the vendor provided tips for my own home garden.

There were a few families I helped purchase in our community laughing and joking…. What a rewarding feeling seeing them bond and discuss how good the Historic home tour and concert was the night before! Amazing how selling Real Estate is more than..selling Real Estate.

I’m very proud of the activities, events and community socials taking place in the West End of Atlanta.

30310 is offering much more than affordable housing…Make an effort to attend an event and see for yourself!

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Fruit Trees in the West End

I was recently made aware of this cool blog, talking about things right under MY nose!  I have a fruit tree in front of my house- but had no clue…well, I knew I had a tree-I just didn’t know that it was a fruit tree since it’s still very young.

http://www.concrete-jungle.org/

I remember having a Mulberry trees  in the backyard of one of my Brooklyn rentals…I did not appreciate it then- all the berries, falling and staining EVERYTHING.. now the girls and I are always on a hunt for this tree.   This site has a map of the Atlanta fruit tree locations- how cool is that?  This summer, we plan to take some time to follow the map and taste Atlanta! We also plan to contribute to the map (a great Home School project) since we already know of a few Peach Trees, Apple Trees and a few Mulberry bushes in the West End!

Westview Community Garden: Confirmed

Thanks to the hard work of the Westview Community Organization, Westview was granted permission to lease a vacant lot on South Gordon and convert it to a community garden.

As per the President ” my plan is to have individual beds that are 4 x 12 feet in size.  The cost per bed per year will be between $15 and $20 depending on the number of gardeners we get to participate.  Our biggest expense in the first year will be getting the water turned on, amending the soil and purchase of a lawn mower.  The cost per bed will be to ensure that we get the right tools to begin our project.”

If you would like to be a member please call:

Scott C. Smith
President – Westview Community Organization
404.752.6423

Kudos to Mr. Mitchell (lot owner) for your willingness to assist in the redevelopment of our communities!

Community News, Meeting & Events:

Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of West End
1191 Donnelly Avenue SW
Atlanta, GA 30310 US

Sunday February 8th @ 2PM

Call:404-587-2227 for more details

Hello neighbors and friends,

Spring is almost here and the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program of CVC Urban Farms will be back in full swing shortly. We are busy now preparing the land for planting and will be selecting varieties of vegetable and fruit crops soon for the next season.

Please join us for a short gathering this Sunday to help make plans for the year. We would like input from our subscribers from last year, as well as those that would consider getting fresh, affordable locally grown food weekly this season. Items we will discuss include pricing, service hours, and the new Brown Middle School site.

New CSA subsciptions will be on sale at the meeting, with disctribution of food beginning April 12th, or earlier (depending on how fast the ground warms up). Feel free to forward this message and invite others to attend. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday. –
Creating Vibrant Communities Inc
Urban Agriculture Program