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!

A Community Garden for Carrollton

With the assistance of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Keep Carrollton Beautiful, the City of Carrollton, and numerous volunteers, Carrollton’s first community garden is taking shape. The garden will be located behind Aldersgate UMC, 3926 Old Denton Road, between the church and Kroger (at the corner of Old Denton and Hebron).

The mission of the garden is to grow community, food and knowledge. The voluntary board is meeting regularly to establish procedures and prepare for a planned spring opening. Any interested person(s) will be invited to fill out an application for a plot as long as the space is available. Fifty percent (50) of the food grown in the garden will be donated to a local service organization to assist those in need in our community.
The board is now pursuing donations from local businesses to meet the needs of establishing the garden plots. A local boy scout who is working on his Eagle badge is offering enormous assistance in building our fence and compost bins.
More information will follow soon.