The Coppell Community Garden is a donation garden. Every Saturday the local food pantry picks up whatever the gardeners have harvested to donate. And what this garden produces is truly amazing.
I've been in several community gardens that were populated by refugees. Their gardens were absolutely amazing. They grow in small spaces, using vertical techniques, and they grow different varieties - not just one type of squash, but five or six. I'd really like to see if we could get some of these wonderful gardeners to teach us their techniques. That is what the "community" in Community Garden represents - an opportunity to share knowledge and build relationships through dirt, seeds and compost. It's great to grow at home, in your back yard, but if you have the opportunity, get a plot in your local community garden. You'll be investing in your community and growing food as well.
|The largest bean crop I've ever seen - New Day|
Community Garden (Austin)
|Gorgeous kale in Coppell|