Accord Native Garden Between 15th and Como at Van Cleve Park
SE Como gardener Rose Steinhart nurtured the Accord Native Community Garden to surround Artist Norman Anderson’s Accord sculpture created of old organ pipes that chime whimsically in the wind at noon, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Rose is no longer with us, but other SE Como volunteer gardeners continue with her mission.
In 2018, we replaced the old broken garden sign and expanded the garden. We removed a spiral of sod around the sculpture and planted more natives. Scooping the earth below the cement allows rain to flow into the garden to water it, similar to a mini rain garden.
Native plants provide habitat and food to pollinators. 90% of flowering plants and 75% of our food crops depend on pollinators like bees, butterflies and birds.
Would you like to help? New gardeners and volunteers are always welcome. Work days will be published on our social media and in our bi-weekly newsletter, E-Comotion. If you would like up-to-date information, request to be added to our gardening e-list at [email protected].