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El Oasis Gardeners Get Two More Weeks But Land Sale Seems Inevitable

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The gardeners at El Oasis Community Garden enjoyed a small victory earlier this month. Their move-out date was extended to October 18, giving them two more weeks to enjoy their garden’s bounty. It was a small reprieve from the bad news they’d learned from Denver Urban Gardens, which owns the land, less than a month earlier: two-thirds of El Oasis was under contract to be sold.

The sale, brought about to cover the nonprofit’s outstanding debt, is meant to sustain the organization’s ability to provide for more than 180 other gardens it maintains around the city. Without the sale’s revenue, DUG could cease to exist. But once the land — sold in good faith to the nonprofit for $1 in 1988 — is developed, it cannot be replaced.

“I find myself in a pickle,” says Denver City Councilwoman Amanda Sandoval, who’s been contacted by many of her constituents about the

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Garden oasis flourishes in Old Market | Articles

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“It’s a community space, bringing together nonprofits that normally wouldn’t have a reason to,” said Andrew Bauer, director of finance and operation at the Nature Conservancy office nearby.

On Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., the Nature Conservancy is hosting a discussion about the collaboration at the garden. The panel will feature staff from the Nature Conservancy, No More Empty Pots, Comunidad Maya Pixan Ixim and the Bemis Center. Information can be found on the garden’s Facebook page.

The garden itself is a mix, too, of native perennials and several varieties of produce.

“It’s designed to look like rolling sand hills and paths, so we could do classes and gatherings,” said horticulturist Nancy Scott. “One whole section is native plants, with a lot of native Nebraska wildflower grasses. It’s just lovely now.”

At the heart of the vegetable garden is corn grown from seeds donated by Sacred Seed’s Keen, a member of

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Garden oasis in downtown Omaha grows food and community | Home & Garden

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A once-empty plot of land at 13th and Leavenworth Streets is growing food, flowers and community.

Amy Walstrom, who works downtown, has watched the transformation of the Sacred Seed Pop-up Garden on her daily walks. After the Warren Distribution building there was torn down in 2017, the lot has changed from a weedy patch to a haven

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A dry garden oasis in Walnut Creek, CA

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A world-renowned 3.5-acre garden, housing a collection of succulents, both unique and beloved, as well as drought-tolerant plants from around the world. The Garden’s founder, Ruth Bancroft, lived to be 109 and was a pioneer in drought-tolerant gardening. Open to the public year-round, the Garden showcases fabulous blooms during every season and highlights plant structure and texture in robust plantings.

Coronavirus/Covid-19 related advisory – as of March 16, 2020

Due to the March 16, 2020 legal directive issued by the Contra Costa Health Services Department that mandates people shelter in place and that all non-essential businesses cease operations, the Garden and Nursery will be temporarily closing, effective immediately. We are deeply saddened by the effect this closure will have upon our loyal customers, volunteers and employees, but recognize that these actions are for the health and safety of them and the greater community, all of whom are the utmost priority.

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