As our readers know, plots were assigned in January, 2012 for HANC’s Community Garden (Kezar Gardens) at 780 Frederick Street. Kezar Gardens was thriving throughout Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2012. After we were evicted in December, 2012, Kezar Gardens was bulldozed and paved over, to make way for Rec and Park’s Community Garden at the site.
So far, Rec and Park has built three large wooden storage boxes and 40 to 50 garden boxes. This past May, Rec and Park sent a survey to those on Rec and Park’s waiting list for the garden (those who had garden plots with HANC and wanted a plot in the new garden had to re-sign with Rec and Park to be placed at the bottom of the waiting list).
A public survey was circulated in July. The survey says that RPD expects the garden to open to the public in the summer of 2013. It also says that survey results will be available the week of August 19. Our guess is that garden plots might be assigned by late August, which would leave about a three-week growing season before the end of summer.