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.

 

 

June 20, 2015 Harvest

Pounds of fresh produce

Pounds of fresh produce

The cucumbers and greens were beautiful.

June 20, 2015 Produce

And the tomatoes were abundant!

June 20, 2015 Tomatoes

Wonderful Potluck Event Saturday, May 23rd

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We had about 27 people gather inside at the church for great food and wonderful fellowship in spite of the storms!  Carolyn’s blackberry cobbler was a great hit and there were some dishes made from fresh ingredients from the garden such as salad and green beans!  If you missed this one be sure and make the next one.

The sun is actually popping out a little so those tomatoes may start ripening after all. If you haven’t checked out the berry beds be sure and take a look.  They are gorgeous.

Hope to see you soon at the garden and maybe you it won’t be in an ark!

Beautiful Blooms!

Larkspur 2 2015

The larkspur is blooming beautifully at the garden and the bees and butterflies are loving it!  Thanks Laura Margadonna for caring for our flower beds and the herb bed. You do a great job.

Berry Patch is Blooming!

Thanks to T.C. and Carolyn Rice for our wonderful berry patch that is bountiful with blooms!  We should get a good yield when they are ready to harvest soon.  The garden is looking beautiful and we are getting some very beneficial rains.  We will have an all gardener work day on Saturday, April 25th so we look forward to seeing everyone out in the garden that day.

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