The City of Austin Art in Public Places Program has commissioned Lucy Begg and Robert Gay of Thoughtbarn (www.thoughtbarn.us) to design and implement a community garden at the new North Austin Community Recreation Center, located at 1000 W. Rundberg Lane. During the course of the project, the artists will work extensively with the local community, through workshops and public events, to develop the design of the garden, establish a governing body and bylaws, and plan a celebratory event once the garden is completed.
The goals of this public art project were created in partnership with the YMCA of Austin, the City of Austin Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Community Garden Program and the Sustainable Food Center. They include:
The artists have created a website to track the progress of the project: http://nacgarden.tumblr.com/. Visit their site to learn about opportunities to get involved in the creation of the garden!
For more information on this Community Garden: