North Austin YMCA Community Garden receives beautification, maintenance work

North Austin YMCA Community Garden
Volunteers on Oct. 13 did rehabilitation and maintenance work at the North Austin YMCA Community Garden. Work at the community garden included replacing raised garden beds and planting new fruit trees. (Courtesy North Austin YMCA Community Garden)

Volunteers on Oct. 13 did rehabilitation and maintenance work at the North Austin YMCA Community Garden. Work at the community garden included replacing raised garden beds and planting new fruit trees. (Courtesy North Austin YMCA Community Garden)

The North Austin YMCA Community Garden, which hosts YMCA campers every year and provides gardening plots for the surrounding neighborhood, received extensive enhancements and beautification work.

The Austin Parks Foundation, in partnership with the philanthropic arm of Austin-based Tito’s Handmade Vodka, on Oct. 13 worked on the garden to add new amenities and do maintenance on the plot.


According to an Oct. 13 news release, volunteers planted new fruit trees and seedlings for the fall season at the North Austin YMCA Community Garden, which is located behind the North Austin YMCA at 1000 W. Rundberg Lane, Austin. The garden is at the corner of Rutland Drive and Mearns Meadow Bouelvard.

Workers further rebuilt and replaced 10 raised garden beds, a composting system and a multilingual information kiosk at the garden for visitors. The rehabilitation effort also added perennial herb beds, fence line trailing plants, and compost and mulch mix for the garden beds.

The project at the North Austin YMCA Community Garden is one of 28 collaborations nationwide this year as part of Tito’s Block to Block effort. Tito’s and the Austin Parks Foundation also built improvements at Heartwood Community Garden in South Austin on Oct. 13.
By Iain Oldman
Iain Oldman joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 after spending two years in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered Pittsburgh City Council. His byline has appeared in PublicSource, WESA-FM and Scranton-Times Tribune. Iain worked as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition and is now working as the editor for the Northwest Austin edition.


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