The mission of the GRACE Community Garden is to cultivate a healthy community by building collaborations and providing organically grown produce to those in need.
Garden workdays are rewarding, feasible opportunities to help local families in a tangible way. Having access to fresh fruits and vegetables is a game changer for families, for whom fruits are a rare luxury and nutrition is key.
Thanks to the outstanding turnout of volunteers in July, the Community Gardens is ahead of schedule! The August 18th Summer Tending work day has been cancelled. The next Garden Work day is still scheduled for Saturday, September 8th.
Early Fall Tending, Saturday, September 8. Remove spent crops, apply manure and/or finished compost. Replant where needed. Weed and mulch fruit trees. Weed and mulch generally. 8:00 a.m. until completed.
Late Fall Planting, Saturday, October 6. Plant cabbage transplants. Turn compost bins, add leaves. Weed and mulch generally. 9:00 a.m. until completed.
December: Bring bags of leaves to use as compost and mulch. Place along fenceline.
Volunteer opportunities take place each Thursday. Gather ripe produce or help with spot weeding. Also, spent produce, leaves and other organic materials must be added to compost piles. Turn compost piles to aerate and water the piles. Spot water crops if needed.
Please contact Becca Clarke, 817-454-0731 for details.
Ongoing Community Garden Needs:
- Volunteer on scheduled work days – garden clean up/planting.
- Monetary donations for garden supplies throughout the year.
- Donation of seeds and plants for planting days.