Hints of Berries to Come ! ! !

TC and Carolyn Berries 4-2-16 TC berry blooms 4-2-16Thanks to the great care of T.C. and Carolyn Rice, the berry patch is blooming beautifully.  They have pruned, watered and fertilized to keep our patch productive. We look forward to donating a bountiful supply of berries this year!

Productive Workday March 19th

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If you missed Saturday’s workday, you missed a fun time.  The garden was buzzing with activity as we had 21 students and most of the gardeners showing up to volunteer. After pulling Bermuda grass, students wheelbarrowed load after load of mulch to cover the aisles. Many gardeners were preparing their plots for planting (waiting to plant because of the impending frost!).

COME ON SPRING WE ARE READY FOR YOU!

2015 Donations 2,078 lbs

 

Donation Chart

Donation Chart

The Giving Garden of Carrollton has donated over 2,000 pounds of fresh organic produce to Christian Community Action and the Aldersgate UMC in 2015.

We welcome you to come join in our efforts. Now interviewing applicants interested in adopting a plot for 2016. The yearly fee is $40 for a bed measuring 4′ x 20′.

Let your friends and neighbors know that plots are available for rent.

 

Wonderful End of Harvest Party!

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End of Harvest 2015 Board

Your Giving Garden Board of Directors

What a wonderful time everyone had at our End of Harvest party!  We have some very good cooks at the garden and the gift exchange game was a hoot!  Congratulations to Laura for winning the raffle gift.

July 25 2015 Harvest

Today was Food Share for senior citizens in the community delivered by volunteers of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  Thanks to Cindy Baxley for taking our 21 lb. harvest up to the church for distribution.

Harvest 07-25-2015 and Work day (7)

End of Month All Gardener Work Day

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Today was Food Share for senior citizens in the community delivered by volunteers of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.  Thanks to Cindy Baxley for taking our 21 lb. harvest up to the church for distribution.  We had a Hebron High School senior assisting in the garden and with Food Share this morning and he was a tremendous help. We also had a neighbor volunteer. Linda had been a recipient of some of our free mulch and felt she wanted to give back so she joined us in pulling Bermuda grass.  She is in the orange shirt and floppy straw hat.

There were so many people working to clean up the garden common areas pulling Bermuda grass and weeds. It was hot but the efforts of so many were SIZZLING as tasks got done.  Thanks to all who help to keep our beautiful garden in good shape!

 

Our Beautiful Native Plant Bed

Native Plant Bed

Have you been enjoying this new addition to the garden?  Thanks to a grant from Lowes facilitated by Cindy Baxley and beautiful plantings by both Cindy and Laura Margadonna, the native plant bed is looking great! It is drought tolerant so should do very well through this hot summer.