Community leaders and Cedar Ridge Apartments residents gathered to formally on Wednesday.
The garden is a collaboration of Sustainable Reston, Friends of Reston and that will enable Cedar Ridge's mostly low-income residents to grow some of their own produce.
Installation of the 30'-by-30' garden got underway in late May. The plot is located RA's common area between and Cedar Ridge.
Friends of Reston will contribute $3,000 and RA will pay for the rest, he said.
The plot was approved by RA's Design Review Board in March. There are existing water lines to the plot area, as there was a previous garden there about 15 years ago, Butler said.
On hand Wednesday: Greg White of Reston Interfaith; Del. Ken Plum (who is also an organic gardening enthusiast); Diane Blust of Sustainable Reston; Claudia Thompson-Diehl of Reston Association; Ellen Douglas - Friends of Reston; Diane Fitzgerald of Quantum Property Management; and several Cedar Ridge residents who are eager to harvest their own vegetables.