Horizon’s Community Garden

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Community Garden News

Workday scheduled for Saturday, April 20 at 9:00 AM if the weather cooperates.

Do you have unused tomato cages or other garden equipment you’d like to donate? Email communitygarden@horizonuu.org.

Come Grow With Us!

The garden is fenced and some beds are planted. There is still much work to be done, so we are working each weekend. Please come and join the fun as we continue to create the Horizon’s garden.  

The 150’x 76’ garden will initially hold 10 individual garden beds that are 4’x20’ each. Eight more beds more beds will be added soon. An additional 18 beds will be added in a later phase.

Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who can help create the garden and provide ongoing support. There are many different jobs and tasks and projects that need to be done. So even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can help with publicity, building things, and connecting with volunteers.

Bring shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, and gloves, if you have them. Please plan to join us. No experience necessary, just a willingness to get a little dirty!

Helping in the garden also is a great way for youth to gain volunteer experience or community service hours.

Get a Plot

Now is the time to adopt a bed to be ready for spring planting. Beds are already being adopted! This garden is open to Horizon members and citizens of Carrollton and neighboring communities. Individual garden beds are 4’x20’ and can be farmed by one person, a family, or a team. Garden beds will be rented annually for a nominal fee. Garden membership requirements include:

  • Gardeners donate 50% of their garden produce, based on either weight or count, to designated charitable organizations. 

  • Garden members agree to spend an average of two hours per month working in the garden on activities outside of their own bed.

  • Garden members agree to sign up for and complete three harvests and/or deliveries during the year. Harvests are on Saturday mornings starting in spring through December.

If you are interested in adopting one of the garden beds, please fill out an application and send it to us.

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The Giving Garden of Carrollton

We are being mentored in our creation of the community garden by the Giving Garden of Carrollton, which currently operates 32 beds rented out on a yearly basis to nearby neighbors. They often have a waiting list and are excited to be able to partner with us to help feed our hungry neighbors. Our shared goal is to provide a sustainable community garden opportunity for the citizens of Carrollton and neighboring communities, without regard to demographic or socioeconomic status.

For more information

We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you get involved.

Please contact Lynn Hendee, Community Garden Chair, at communitygarden@horizonuu.org