Neighborhood Garden Harvest happens this Saturday, July 29

On behalf of the Boulevard Neighborhood Association Steering Committee, Bruce and Jane Travis send this note:

Neighborhood Garden Harvest, Saturday, July 29,  from 9 a.m.  to 10 a.m at Boulevard Woods Park, rain or shine

Join us for the third free exchange this Saturday. Last week included music, poetry, coffee, cookies, plants, peppers, figs, herbs, and more! Thank you to everyone who shared and to everyone that stopped by to visit.

We will meet every Saturday morning in August. August 26th will be the last morning Garden Harvest until May 2018.

–Bruce and Jane

Reminder: Neighborhood Garden Harvest this Saturday

What started last Saturday, continues this Saturday: the Boulevard Neighborhood Association’s “Neighborhood Garden Harvest” takes place at Boulevard Woods from 9am to 10 am, rain or shine.

Last Saturday, we were so fortunate to have the “Hawk Proof Rooster”, Nancy and Charlie Hartness, play and sing for us.

Attendance for our inaugural event was estimated by the National Park Service at 19 people, including children. Garden produce shared included tomatoes, wild flowers, basil, thyme, lemongrass, eggplants, peppers and bay leaves.

Come to share fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers or plants for free with your neighbors. Individuals without a harvest may want to think of creative ways to contribute (drinks, food treats, bubbles, playing music, etc.).

Neighborhood Garden Harvest sharing event to start at park

The Boulevard Neighborhood Association is starting-up its  “Neighborhood Garden Harvest” at Boulevard Woods on Saturday, July 15, from 9 am to 10 am, rain or shine.

This is a new event, brainstormed and organized by Jane and Bruce Travis–two Boulevard neighborhood residents–where neighbors come together and share garden grown vegetables, fruit, flowers, herbs, and plants with each other for free (remember to bring your own bags) and to enjoy our community in a beautiful park setting. There is no need to bring tables or chairs since the park has stone walls installed ideally for seating and display.

Everyone is invited to enjoy selecting items from the community harvest whether or not they were able to contribute fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers or plants as long as the supplies last. Individuals without a harvest may want to think of creative ways to contribute (drinks, food treats, children’s bubble station, playing music, juggling, storytelling, etc.).

Organizers will post a weekly reminder invitation on behalf of the Boulevard Neighborhood Association Steering Committee.


Steps built, drainage improved, lots of invasive plants removed

From left to right: Will Vaught, Mariel Groppe, Julia Smith, Dan Wescoat, Elliot Dawes, Erica Kistner and Cal McKinney.

The rain—the rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain—did not stay the Southeast Conservation Corps crew from the swift completion of their “hitch” at Boulevard Woods Park.

The crew, a branch of Americorps, built two sets of steps, reinforced a few soggy spots along the trail, and cleared about one-third of the wooded part of the park of honey-suckle (and other invasive plants) despite being rained on every day they were at the park.

Thanks to the SECC crew, and to ACC Leisure Services for supervising and providing supplies.

First step of steps, connecting upper-level of park to the trail.


Second set of steps, along the trail.