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
The Giving Garden, Carrollton’s first community garden, is proud to announce that we donated 2,235 lbs. of fresh, organic produce to Christian Community Action and Aldersgate UMC’s Food Share in 2016. That’s more than A WHOLE TON of organic fruit, vegetables, and herbs so that everyone in our community may enjoy good nutrition! Since our first harvest in 2010, we have donated more than 10,000 lbs.! A big “Thank You” to our gardeners, our many volunteers, and everyone who has helped to support the garden over the years!
For more information about the garden, visit: www.givinggardenofcarrollton.org
(The Giving Garden in 2013)