"More Community Gardens for our Community"
Natural Awakenings, August 2011
SouthWood will have a Community Garden ready for planting. The idea, originally spearheaded by Brian Ramos, SW Cub Scout leader in collaboration with Nathan Ballentine, the Man in Overalls of Tallahassee Food Gardens, has grown to include many Southwood neighbors combining their talents and ideas to make it a reality. The effort is rooted in a desire to enrich the community, teach kids where their food comes from, and provide families with healthy, fresh produce year-round.
The Southwood Community Garden (SWCG); will also be a beautiful destination point for the neighborhood with 52 all-organic raised-bed gardens, butterfly garden, white picket fence, grape arbor, picnic benches and more. Residents and visitors would be welcome to stroll through the garden.
Along with providing a space for people to grow their own produce and flowers, the SWCG will host a few learning seminars with Nathan Ballentine. For those new to gardening... (read the rest on Natural Awakenings Online, scroll to page 6.)