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.

 

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.

 

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)

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

First Harvest of 2015

 

25.5 lbs

25.5 lbs

Saturday, March 28th we had a beautiful day for our end of month work day.  At one time there were 26 people working like busy bees in the garden.  We began by harvesting 25.5 lbs. of greens and cabbages for the Food Share program at Aldersgate Methodist Church. This was our first harvest of this year and you can see we had an abundance of greens  Can you imagine how thrilled those seniors were to get this organic produce?  And, some got deliveries from our smiling student volunteers.  It was a treat for all.  The student volunteers dug a lot of Bermuda and laid mulch in the aisles.

Thanks to Steve Barrett, the water was repaired and many gardeners took advantage of the beautiful day to get their beds planted for Spring.

July 2013 Harvest Donations

Giving Garden of Carrollton July HarvestOn Saturday, July 20th,  51 pounds of produce from The Giving Garden of Carrollton was donated to the  CCA Food Pantry to help stock their produce section.

We’re heading toward a new record this year, with a donation of 752 pounds of scrumptious and delicious fresh organic produce donated, as of July 20, 2013.

Thanks to everyone who worked so hard in this Texas heat!