The GRACE Community Garden is hosting a Mid Spring Planting Day, tomorrow, St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. While cabbage and potatoes may accompany the traditional corned beef meal, the team at the Community Gardens will focus on squash, melons, tomatoes, and peppers.

GRACE volunteers and Texas Master Gardeners Caryn Hutchinson, Becca Clarke and Alison Shumaker will be on hand to guide the efforts. The Community Gardens are located at 837 East Walnut Street in Grapevine, next to the GRACE Food Pantry.

The weather will be fine, and  volunteering at the Community Garden is a great way for a family  to enjoy time together outdoors, and have a rewarding and fun time providing wholesome nourishment for other families in need.

In addition to the vegetable planting, volunteers are needed to interplant borage, garlic, marigolds and nasturtiums to ward off pests. Fruit trees will get top dressings, mulched, and their beds cleaned. The crops planted in early February (including cabbages) will be weeded and mulched.

The walkways will also get a covering of mulch to keep down the weeds. All the St. Paddy’s Day fun will start at 9 a.m., and work will continue until it is all completed, usually around 12:30 or 1 p.m.

If you’re not able to attend this workday but have a heart for the purpose of the Community Garden, prayerfully consider providing in one or all of these areas:

Ongoing Community Garden Needs:

  • Donation of seeds and plants for planting days

The GRACE Community Garden provides an average of 1,800 pounds of fresh, organic produce each year to the GRACE Food Pantry for families in need.

If you would like to help, contact Lara Hohweiler at 817-305-4653.  If you would like to be on the Community Garden e-mail list, please contact Alison Shumaker.