Making a Difference

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As of July 2nd, The Giving Garden, Carrollton’s first community garden, has already donated 1,000 lbs. of fresh organic produce to people in need in 2016! In fact, our donations this year are almost twice what they were in previous years at this time! The Giving Garden donates its harvests to Christian Community Action and to AUMC’s Food Share programs so that all of our neighbors may enjoy nutritious meals. Sure, it’s hot outside but gardeners and volunteers are making a difference in people’s lives!

Happy 4th of July!

FlagVeteransAs we celebrate this weekend we are grateful for all those currently serving, those that have served as well as those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom!

Bunny Wranglers are Successful!

Bunny2A little bunny has been munching his way through the garden over the last few weeks.  This morning several gardeners, affectionately known as the “Bunny Wranglers,” managed to corner him in the back of the garden and Laura Margadonna pinned him with a stick while Martha Grizzel picked him up to relocate him outside the fence!

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.