Dear Community Garden List:
The Wild Iris Garden Club (TWIG) is a newly formed garden club with a
unique membership and goals.
At this time TWIG is composed of low income
elderly and disabled individuals who desire to create an
organic garden that
is barrier free and fully enabled so that anyone, regardless of physical or
challenges, may participate in and enjoy.
It is our stated purpose for the community garden to foster a charitable
outlook on life within our own
community, neighborhood and the community at
large. It is our intention that the community garden be
self-sufficient and sustainable enterprise growing vegetables, herbs and
cut flowers for local markets,
restaurants and florists. The community
garden will be a place of learning, healing, therapy and
the immediate community, as well as a place of education, training and
local schools, 4-H groups, Scouts, and other individuals
or groups that would benefit from such a garden.
At this time we are developing a focus group to determine the needs and
support of the community. We
would like for you or your representative
to attend a focus group meeting scheduled for January 28, 2003
PM at the Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Drive. The meeting will
be hosted by
Louisiana Representative Melinda Schwegmann. There will be
presentations by Connie Shepherd,
Licensed Horticulturist; Lekoma Akate,
Master Gardener; Landscape Architect and City Planner, Ginger
Fortson of the
LSU AgCenter; Craig Wadsworth, Rehabilitation Engineer and Ed Barras of
Please RSVP to 364-0225 by January 22, 2003 (or just show up).