Horizon's Community Garden
Come Grow With Us!
Horizon Community Garden Notes
Lynn Hendee - Garden Manager
Horizon Community Garden Workday - We are planning our first garden work day on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 starting at 9am, so mark your calendars. Joel Woiton has offered to take the lead on construction of the garden beds, with help from other Horizon members. We plan to construct the garden frames, place and level the frames into the garden, spread mulch along paths/perimeter, then start preparing beds so we are ready to start planting! 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!
This garden will be open to Horizon members and citizens of Carrollton and neighboring communities. Garden beds will be rented annually for a nominal fee. A few of the garden membership requirements are:
- Gardeners will donate 50% of their garden produce to charitable agencies
- 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.
We will be 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.
Community service will be an integral goal of Horizon’s Community Garden. Gardeners will donate 50% of their garden produce, based on either weight or count, to designated charitable organizations.
Mail a check:
Payable to Horizon UU Church, with a memo line "Community Garden" and mail to:
Horizon UU Church, 1641 W. Hebron Parkway, Carrollton, TX 75010, Attn: Community Garden.
Thank you for helping us feed our neighbors!