Pastor Rodney’s First Service

Please enjoy the short video taken in the Giving Garden showing the official passing of the “baton of leadership” to our new Pastor: Rodney Whitfield.

Pastor Rodney’s first service will be July 1st.

All are welcome to attend.

Pastors In The Garden (Video)

New Bird Bath Donation

Giving Garden Board Member, Laura Margadonna, accepts a donated birdbath for the Native Plant bed from Westlake Ace Hardware General Manager, Billie Wright, on April 18, 2018.

2018 City Of Carrollton Outstanding Community Organization Award

During the 2018 Carrollton Citizen Event Night, the Giving Garden of Carrollton was awarded the 2018 City Of Carrollton Outstanding Community Organization Award.

City of Carrollton Outstanding Community Organization Award

The Giving Garden, Carrollton’s first community garden, provides a sustainable gardening opportunity for the citizens of Carrollton without regard to demographic or socioeconomic status. The organization donates half of what they grow to non-profit pantries so that those in need in our community may enjoy the benefits of fresh produce. The Giving Garden promotes organic food practices, education and recreation, social interaction, philanthropy, conservation, exercise and therapy, green space, and neighborhood and community development. The Giving Garden also mentors the start-up of other community gardens in Carrollton.

In 2017, the Giving Garden donated 3,200 pounds of organic produce to Christian Community Action and Aldersgate United Methodist Church Food Share, exceeding 2016’s record by nearly a half-ton.

Citizens Award

Giving Garden Award Group Picture

Congratulations to all of the Giving Garden Members for whose volunteer hours and donations contributed to the winning of this prestigious award.

Read the Jan-Mar 2018 Newsletter

Click this link to read the most recent newsletter published Feb 11, 2018.

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Harvest Update End Of Year 2017

WOW – The Giving Garden has donated over 13,500 lbs since 2010.

In 2017 we donated 3,200 lbs to CCA and Aldersgate UMC Food Share.

Congratulations Gardeners and all our supporters and volunteers.

Garden Humor

Dallas Morning News Article

Dallas Morning News

The Giving Garden is featured online in the Dallas Morning News and in the
Metro section of today’s Sunday edition!! To read all about us go to:
Dallas Morning News March 26, 2017 Article

2015 Donation Record BROKEN!!!

Original post dated 11/19/2016:

Good morning, Gardeners!  I am very pleased to announce that The Giving Garden broke our all-time donation record TODAY!  Last year’s total produce donations were 2,078 lbs. but this year we have exceeded 2,100 lbs…..and we are still donating, thanks to all of your efforts!!!  As you know, all of our donated organic veggies, fruits, and herbs go to Christian Community Action and AUMC Food Share.

The temp was 46 degrees this morning, but a lot of you nevertheless showed up to help harvest.  (Check out the attached pics to see everyone wearing their winter coats!)  Our harvest totaled 54 lbs., including the following pounds:  kale – 2.5, collards – 2.5, mustard greens – .5, radishes & carrots & peppers – 4.5, turnips – 7.5, lettuce – .5, peppers – 9, eggplants (all sizes!) – 14.5, okra – 2, herbs – .5, sweet potato & cucumber – 1, chard 1.5, and kale & cabbage .5.  You may notice that a lot of these items are lightweight, but we made up for it with lots of bulk.

So this Thanksgiving, I want to thank each and every one of you for all you have done to help our neighbors in need by growing and donating nutritious and yummy food.  I also want to thank you for your efforts and energy, your support of this garden and your kindness to one another.  This Thanksgiving, we have a lot to be thankful for and I am thankful for just knowing each and every one of you!

 

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10,000 lbs Donated – Milestone Reached

Pounds of fresh produce

Pounds of fresh produce

The Giving Garden of Carrollton, the first community garden within Carrollton, is proud to announce that it has surpassed its 10,000 lb. milestone!

Since its inception in 2010, we have donated over FIVE TONS of organic fruit, vegetables, and herbs to Christian Community Action and AUMC Food Share so that everyone in our community may enjoy good nutrition.

A big “Thank You” to our gardeners and everyone who has helped to support the garden over the years.

A special thanks to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church and it’s members for providing the land and resources which makes the garden possible.