I called the managers at the local WalMart and they're so excited that they've given me a blank check for supplies and will also donate labor to help plant and design! I then called the head of the local Extension Service who met with me last week and he told me the county will donate all the soil and machinery needed to deliver it. He also told me he has 40 Master Gardeners with over 2000 volunteer hours and will be able to get signs donated and the railroad ties we need for the raised bed gardens. The Master Gardeners will be designing the layout of the garden also.
I've spoken with a few residents in the area who are super excited to be able to have their own little garden.
I then spoke with the owner of my studio space who is a local shop teacher. He and his students will be making some metal/wood benches for the garden!
It's a-MAIZE-ing what a person can accomplish here. The community is very giving and I'm happy to say I'm a part of it.
I'll be posting pictures now and then of the progress. We're hoping to start the first weekend in June! Fingers crossed that it doesn't snow!