Our Roots

After Aldersgate United Methodist Church relocated to its new property, the Reverend Woody Weilage communicated a vision for a community garden on the property in one of his Sunday morning messages in 2009. The idea was embraced by several church members, who formed a seed committee to further develop the concept. The committee soon learned that it shared objectives with Keep Carrollton Beautiful, and merged its efforts with this nonprofit group. Meetings ensued and a meeting at the Carrollton Public Library was promoted to generate information and interest with the citizens on Carrollton.

From this meeting, a steering committee was formed in October of 2009. The members of the steering committee organized to further move the project into fruition. Plans were laid out to kick off the building of Phase I-18 beds on February 27, 2010. Over 100 volunteers came to help with this tremendous effort.

Phase II’s 14 beds were completed in June, 2010. Volunteers collect produce from the garden beds each Saturday morning to benefit the needy in southern Denton County.

In 2017, a new nonprofit organization, Community Gardens Of Carrollton, was formed to replace Keep Carrollton Beautiful. This new entity will focus on educating the community on the benefits of community gardens and support groups wishing to start community gardens.