Longing for a Garden?
Come share ours.
Î Grow your own fresh vegetables on large raised beds, using organic techniques.
Î Help provide fresh produce for local food pantries.
Î Learn from experienced gardeners.
Î Meet other local gardeners and neighbors.
Community Harvest Garden began to grow in 2006 with a small group of dedicated gardeners. We learned the necessary skills as we worked alongside Plano Community Gardeners in building their garden. We opened our own space at Community Unitarian Universalist Church with fourteen raised beds in 2007.
Community Harvest Garden has 25 beds, an orchard and food forest, two herb gardens, a keyhole garden, bio-digesters, 2 compost bins created from wooden pallets and a Little Free Library. Gardeners take turns harvesting and donating half of their produce to local shelters and food pantries.
We measure our success in these ways: gardeners of all ages help tend the gardens, gardeners from the Sathya Sai Baba Center of Dallas and the larger community are involved, and flowers and the beautiful vegetables attract visitors and honeybees.
The bigger picture: nutritious food grows year-round using organic methods, more than 1250 pounds of fresh food nourishes the larger community, amended soil absorbs rain and filters storm water run-off, foliage works as air filters, gardeners share seeds, plants and know-how with one another, and the diverse habitat hosts beneficial insects, toads and birds.
We invite you to visit our garden. It’s a hoppin’, happenin’ place!
May the sun and rain nourish your spirit,
may your harvests always be bountiful, and
may your table always be surrounded with friends, laughter, and love.
Community Harvest Garden Full Color Brochure
A project of Community Unitarian Universalist Church of Plano, TX