Community Harvest is our community garden program that provides gardening plots for families who need space for a garden as well as those who want to learn to grow organic vegetables and cultivate their green thumbs. A portion of the harvest is donated to food pantries and local shelters.
Our vision is to foster communication and understanding across cultures and ages while working side by side.
For 2013, as of early February, there are 2.5 plots available (out of 25). If they become filled, names may be accepted for a waiting list as there are usually some openings throughout the year. View the Adopt-a-Plot Agreement for more information.
For more information, contact Community Harvest.
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 have 22 gardeners, several of whom are 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 700 pounds for the year (thus far). Below, the fresh organic food was then delivered to Minnie's Food Pantry in Plano where it was immediately handed out to those in need.