Phase I-18 4’x20′ beds-is now complete thanks to over 100 volunteers who came to the Giving Garden work party yesterday. A mountain of dirt was moved, 20′ long cedar boards were cut and assembled, soil was turned, and young and old alike made for an incredibly productive day. If you haven’t stopped by to check out the progress, be sure to take a look. Parking is available in the south Kroger parking lot. It’s just a short hike over the hill, behind the portables.

Besides our beautiful new garden plots, please notice that the wildscape area next to the garden is now virtually free of litter. Thanks to the helping hands of all our scout volunteers and many other community helpers, The Giving Garden of Carrollton is just about ready for planting.
Work on soliciting funds for the completion of Phase II is in progress. We are all anxious to complete this next section as soon as the money is raised. Donations can be sent to , The Giving Garden of Carrollton, c/o Keep Carrollton Beautiful, PO Box 111175, Carrollton, TX 75011.

Lots of exciting things are happening! The work day to complete Phase I, has been set for Saturday, February 27, with two shifts, 9-12 a.m. and 1-4 p.m (weather permitting). On Saturday we plan on building and preparing the beds for Phase I. All the beds in this phase are spoken for and we are taking names for the waiting list for Phase II. Any work not completed on Saturday will be finished in the afternoon of Sunday, February 28.

Anyone who would like to help with the work party is invited to come and see the work in progress. Please bring tools (shovels, rigid rakes, wheel barrows, cordless power drills, black and white newspapers or cardboard). Don’t forget to wear boots and bring your garden gloves. It might be muddy!
We have several scout troops who have volunteered to help with various elements of the garden plans. Prospective Eagle Scouts are planning to build the fence and garden gate, compost bins, a storage shed, the children’s beds, a gazebo, handicap-accessible beds, and some of our garden beds. Scouts are also making the plaques for the numbering of the beds. Thank you to our boy and girl scouts! We are so appreciative of all your help.

The board met on Wednesday, Jan. 27 and decided to plan for a late February work party to start putting the garden plots together. We are starting to get commitments from businesses in our community. Check out our sponsor list on this page.

Because we’re starting from scratch and putting together all the materials and supplies to get the garden up an going will be costly, we are soliciting donations. Any contributions can be mailed to Keep Carrollton Beautiful, c/o The Giving Garden of Carrollton, PO Box 111175, Carrollton, TX 75011.
Gardeners are beginning to sign up for their garden plots. The plots will be 4′ by 20′ and will cost $25. Half plots will be available to $15. If interested, please follow the link at the bottom of this page.
Spring is just around the corner. Time to start planning the garden!