Blackshear Neighborhood Garden

A public space for gardening and connecting with community! We are a resource for the Blackshear-Prospect Hills neighborhood, East Austin, TX, and beyond.

So glad our paths have crossed.

Everyone's welcome at the garden!

Located on an urban city lot at 2011 E. 9th Street in East Austin, Texas. Get Directions   Garden Plots + Shared Space Folks can rent a plot for a suggested donation of $50 per season to grow organic food, flowers, and herbs.   Composting Drop off kitchen scraps and yard waste to help build soil, divert organic matter from the landfill, and close the loop.   Permaculture Design Rain water captured from the roof next door, solar powered stereo, shaded adventure playground for kids, and a tiny plaza for gatherings and live music are some of our efforts.   Bunny & Chicken Coop Co-op Heal your spirit with feathered and furry friends!

Honoring the East Side

A Garden for the Community

The garden began in 2008 with the support and vision of many of the long-time 9th Street neighbors, in whose memory we dedicate our work. We honor some of these garden elders and original neighbors with the portraits on our rain tank mural, completed in 2021 by Ryan Runcie.   We are grateful for the opportunity to work with Ryan Runcie, and for the vibrancy his work has brought to this public space. The mural inspires sharing and learning from the stories of these elders, and bears witness to the healing power of creating caring neighborhoods. Art and story are just one of the paths by which the current neighbors, gardeners, and wider community can come together to build real relationships, as we all grapple with -and dream about- what a truly equitable society could be.   We are grateful for all the support we received to make it happen! You can read more about this project here.

Come volunteer at the garden!

Upcoming Events

Blackshear Neighborhood Garden Happenings

Garden Log

What did you grow? Did you take some pictures at the last work party? What are some of your favorite gardening resources?   Members feel free to share updates here!

Get involved!

Join us for an event, sign up for a plot or just stop by to hang out.

Blackshear Neighborhood Garden is open to all and we warmly welcome you! Stop by anytime to visit and take a look around.