We are volunteers with a gardening problem.
In Austin, Texas, every season is an opportunity to find work in the garden.
Because getting our hands dirty is high on the priority list. A wise gardener seeks to channel the elements of the garden's environment – soil, plants, critters, weather – to produce a small community of beauty and abundance.
Founded in 1983, as a means to promote responsible gardening and stewardship of the earth. It encourages and teaches organic gardening. Deep Eddy Community Garden (DECG) is the second oldest community garden in Austin boasts rich, fertile soil due to deep river silt from past flooding. Located in Eilers Park, on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, be sure to stop by while passing to see nature at its finest.
We keep the gate locked for security purposes, but everyone is welcome to tour the garden when the gate is open.
Please don’t walk in any of the plots or harvest any of the produce, unless you first receive permission from a gardener. If the gate is open, find a gardener and ask them about the garden including asking for a tour. If they are busy or pressed for time, they may not be able to provide a tour.
Membership is available to all members of the Austin community on an “as available basis”. Deep Eddy gardeners are assigned individual plots. They care for their assigned plot, tilling, planting, weeding, fertilizing, and harvesting. Individual gardeners do the work and harvest the produce.
Membership in the garden done by emailing, [email protected], and you will get placed on the wait list.
If you are fortunate enough to be assigned a plot you are expected to tend it diligently, keeping it weeded and free of unsightly materials. Deep Eddy gardeners respect the earth and their plots are reassigned to others if they do not have the time or energy to properly tend their assigned plot. This is a place of peace and beauty – the gardeners take good care of the land and we ask that you do remain on the paths and do not enter any of the plots.