Horizon’s Community Garden

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Community Garden News

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Workdays will resume on Saturdays in November. Watch this space for details. There are always weekly chores like watering beds, turning compost and pulling weeds. If you would like to help outside of a scheduled workday, let us know!

The Garden is collecting LARGE cardboard boxes to cover the ground for weed control. Please bring large boxes to the church and store them in the storage unit.

The Garden is collecting autumn leaves! Please bring your leaves to the garden as you collect them this fall (mulched with a lawn mower if possible). We have a designated bin labeled “LEAF CORRAL” next to our compost bin ready to receive your offerings.

Horizon is COMPOSTING! We are collecting kitchen and yard waste. You can place your waste in the first box of the compost bin (any time) or in the bucket by the front door of the church Sunday mornings. Please see the Compost Guide for acceptable materials.

If you have any specific talents or treasures you would like to contribute to the project, please contact us at communitygarden@horizonuu.org. We would be happy to answer any questions you have and help you get involved! Any individuals or businesses who would like to volunteer at the garden are welcome to contact us. Helping in the garden is a great way for youth to gain volunteer experience or community service hours.

Come Grow With Us!

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

Volunteer

There are many different jobs, tasks, and projects that help create the garden and provide ongoing support. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can help with publicity, building things, and connecting with volunteers. Helping in the garden is a great way for youth to gain volunteer experience, community service hours, or build a portfolio service project.

adopt a Plot

The 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 are 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. Our shared goal is to provide sustainable community garden opportunities 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