About the Garden

 

Since its creation in 2015, The Grow and Share Community Garden continues to be a thriving community and congregational resource, producing direct benefits to our neighborhood. We build community, donate fresh produce generously, and educate family, friends, schoolchildren, and neighbors on the benefits of fresh vegetables and on being a home gardener. Open dawn to dusk!

We currently have 40 4-foot by 10-foot plots and numerous community areas.

Mission

The focus of the garden is simple:

  1. to grow fresh, organic produce for families and others in need in our community and

  2. to provide educational resources to the local schools and community. 

The Grow and Share Community Garden consistently supports three food banks—The Metrocrest Services donation center in Carrollton/Farmers Branch, Minnie’s Food Pantry in Plano, and the Friendship House in Carrollton. In addition, we provide fresh vegetables for the Sack Summer Hunger program.

How to Get Involved

 

The garden is open every day and anyone is welcome to join our community garden workdays held on the second Saturday of each month from 9-11 am.

How to Reserve a Plot in the Garden

 

You can lease a 4-foot by 10-foot garden plot for a fee or volunteer to work in one of our community plots for free. Note: You must come to the monthly workday to reserve and pay for your plot.

Plots are available on a first-come, first-serve, basis. All leases end on January 1st. 

 

Here is what we offer:

  • Premium planting mix.

  • Water.

  • Free seeds at our workday seed swaps.

  • Access to tools, trellis structures, and organic fertilizers.

  • Monthly newsletter with what to plant, when to harvest, and what to do.

  • Expert gardening advice from a community of experts.

  • Share top-quality organic produce.

 

Here is what is required:

  • Participation in monthly 2 hour workdays on the second Saturday.

  • Organic methods only (we will guide you)

  • Share your extra produce with the community (10% is required 50% is recommended)

  • Share your knowledge and expertise at monthly events

  • $35.00 leasing fee for a 4'x10' plot. You must come to the monthly workday to reserve and pay for a plot. (Helping on community plots is free!)

Garden Bounty
Garden Plots

Grow and Share Community Garden