After Aldersgate United Methodist Church relocated to its new property, then pastor Rev. 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. The garden was built in the spring of 2010 and each year our harvest is larger than the previous year. As a community garden, we share half of our harvest with those in need in our community.
The Giving Garden Breaks Record!
The Giving Garden, Carrollton’s first community garden, donated more than A WHOLE TON of organic produce last year – our total donation was 2,219 lbs. Since its first shared harvest, The Giving Garden has donated 15,903 lbs. to Christian Community Action’s food pantry, AUMC’s Food Share, Metrocrest Services, and Independence Garden’s “Garden to Table Dinner.” That’s nearly 8 TONS! In the Giving Garden, people of all ages, ethnicities, and capabilities come together to help our community. We laugh, educate, learn, share, work, exercise, and make new friends!
For more information about the garden, visit: www.givinggardenofcarrollton.org
Want to Garden in 2019?
In addition to helping others, the gardeners make friends, enjoy our own harvests, laugh, learn about gardening, and get plenty of exercise. We are accepting applications for garden bed rentals in 2019! Even if you know nothing about growing produce in Texas, we can teach you. For more information, check out our website at www.givinggardenofcarrollton.org or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Voted Carrollton’s Most Outstanding Community Organization
The Giving Garden was honored as the City of Carrollton’s most Outstanding Community Organization in 2018! The garden provides a sustainable gardening opportunity for the citizens of Carrollton, promoting organic food practices, conservation, philanthropy, and community development. The organization donates half of what they grow to non-profit food pantries, so that those in need may enjoy the benefits of fresh produce. Since inception in 2010, the garden has donated nearly 8 tons of produce to help our community.