Community Harvest Community Garden provides 25 sunny, raised bed plots, a fruit orchard and community herb gardens for individuals and families who need space for a garden as well as those who want to learn to grow organic vegetables and cultivate their green thumbs. Fifty percent of the produce raised is shared weekly with food pantries and local shelters.
Our vision is to foster communication and understanding across cultures and ages while working side by side.
Demonstration gardens showing drought-tolerant practices include: a keyhole garden, a hay-bale garden and a food forest. Coming soon we'll have a hugelkultur garden. In addition to composting spent plants, we provide food waste composting in bio-digesters and the column of the keyhole garden.
For those considering joining this effort this year, we welcome your help in harvesting or garden maintenance chores on Saturday morning. Read through the Adopt-a-Plot Agreement Form for more information. For those interested in adopting a plot, submit the signed form (without payment) to assume a place on the waiting list.
Great things are happening with the Community Harvest Garden:
Community Harvest, our community garden ministry and outreach program, was launched in 2007 with fourteen plots maintained, individually or in groups, by members of Community Unitarian Universalist Church. Thanks to your moral support, sweat equity, and seed money, it was a huge success. 349.4 pounds of fresh produce were shared with the community: 167.4 pounds to God's Food Pantry, City House and Samaritan Inn - 182 pounds reported shared with neighbors in need, AIDS hospice in South Dallas and the local fire station. We had 22 gardeners, several of whom were our neighbors, growing vegetables in an earth friendly way to share with the community.
Above, Carrie Dubberley shows part of one weekend's harvest of 60 pounds (July 2012) which marked nearly 2500 pounds for the year! A total of 1250 pounds of fresh, organic produce was provided to God's Food Pantry in 2012. Below, the fresh organic food was delivered to Minnie's Food Pantry in Plano where it was immediately handed out to those in need.