Community Project Spruces Up Webster

Maurice Ramirez Photography &nbsp&nbsp Caaliyah Forrer (left) and Logan de Lay (right) paint one of the bike racks in the art filled space. Dozens of volunteers came to build, plant and decorate the Webster Street Healing Garden July 31. The idea for the conversion of the mostly unused parking lot into a garden and outdoor dining space was sparked by Sandy Russell, owner of The Fireside.

Community Project Spruces Up Webster

The Community Garden Project on Webster Street was a huge success. On my way over I grabbed every plant with a pink flower from Grocery Outlet along with a shiny new shovel. I finally got to meet the famous Maggie while checking out and she promised she would visit my plants in their new home.

I met my roommate in the parking lot next to Calafia Taqueria and we got to digging and designing the sidewalk with succulents, flowering ground cover, sage, a rose bush and various other plants that were donated by our giving community. Calafia provided all the hard workers with tacos and burritos and there were even several boxes of treats from Donut Petit.

After several hours of playing in the dirt we treated ourselves to Margaritas from the Fireside, which we enjoyed at the new outside socially distanced sidewalk tables.

It was a perfect day on the West End.