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Get Involved! Join us and help with our Garden Project at Wallenburg Park.
Wallenburg Park is a City of San Jose park located at Curtner and Cherry next to Willow Glen High School. We are adopting a plot of land next to one of the Community Garden entrances.
We will plant a xeriscape which is low maintenance and drought tolerant. The goal is to have fun while creating a beautiful, self sustaining, organic garden bed. The layout will be holistic, natural, and will be dependent upon plants purchased and donated. We hope that eventually the garden area will rely on natural rainfall, will reseed itself, and require a minimum amount of maintenance. We will use native California plants and succulents.
We have a budget for plants through San Jose Beautify, but we will also be accepting donations of plants. We hope that the community will donate drought tolerant, California native, and/or succulents that they have propagated. This will add a special community touch to the garden area.
For a list of California Native plants for this area, click here. Some suggested drought tolerant plants are Naked Ladies, Geraniums, California Poppies, Echivereas, and Sempervivums.
Additionally, we plan to incorporate a kindness garden.
It will consist of hand painted rocks with kind words and pictures on them. We are collecting donations of flat river rocks, acrylic paints, gesso/primer/sealer, and brushes to host an event for community volunteers to paint the rocks.
We are having an in-person planning & rock painting meeting on Saturday, October 14th at 10am at Wallenberg Park. Meet at the picnic benches adjacent to the community garden.
We will schedule additional meetings as needed.
Installation date is planned for Saturday November 4th and (if needed) Sunday November 5th from 9am to 1pm. Saturday we will prepare the soil, finalize layout of plants, and begin planting. Sunday we will continue planting as needed and add any finishing touches. Installation will be weather dependent. If there is a lot of rain or a crazy heat wave, we will postpone installation. Please bring your own gardening gear such as shovels, clippers, etc.
If you have questions, comments, suggestions, please email De Anna at [email protected]