Horizon’s Community Garden

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Community Garden News

The next workday for Horizon Community Garden is scheduled for Saturday, March 31 at 9:00 AM.

Come Grow With Us!

Lynn Hendee - Community Garden Chair

Last Saturday, with the sun shining, 16 volunteers were at Horizon for the first Garden Workday to move mulch and build garden beds. We were able to construct 10 garden bed frames and spread mulch on a part of the garden. There is still more work to be done, so we are having another workday this Saturday. This week, we will continue to spread mulch and fill in the garden frames with cardboard, mulch and bedding soil. Three of these beds have already been adopted. Now is the time to adopt a bed to be ready for spring planting. Please come and join the fun.  

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Bring shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows and gloves, if you have them. For more information email  communitygarden@horizonuu.org. Please plan to join us. No experience necessary, just a willingness to get a little dirty!

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 can also contact us at hcgvolunteer@horizonuu.org. Helping in the garden is also a great way for youth to gain volunteer experience or community service hours.

If you are interested in adopting one of the garden beds, this link will take you to the application agreement.  Please fill it out and send it back to us. Come grow with us!

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 are looking for volunteers who can help create the garden and provide ongoing support. There are many different jobs and tasks and projects that will need to be done, so even if you don’t have a green thumb, you can help. If you would like to be put on the email list for garden volunteers and committee members send an email titled “Horizon Community Garden Volunteer” to hcgvolunteer@horizonuu.org.

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.