WE DID IT AGAIN – IN 2018!

The Giving Garden, Carrollton’s first community garden, celebrates its 2,000 pound donation milestone for 2018!  Year to date, the garden has donated over A WHOLE TON of fresh organic produce to Christian Community Action’s (CCA) food pantry and Aldersgate United Methodist Church’s Food Share.

Food Share volunteers deliver groceries once a month to senior citizens in need who live in our community; recipients are interviewed and selected by Metrocrest Services.

Since inception, the garden has donated over 7 ½ tons of fruit, herbs, and veggies to our neighbors!

Thanks to all our members and volunteers who contribute their time and energy (not to mention money), to make this happen. Good job!

October 2018 Newsletter

This was a sad month for the Giving Garden. Willie “Buster” Lane, one of the founding members of the Garden who was also the President and Board member, passed away.

To read some of the thoughts from fellow Board Members, check out the most recent Giving Garden Newsletter.
Click here.

Willie, we will miss you dearly.

 

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.

Open Newsletter

 

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