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Dallas Area Community Gardens (a working list, August 2010)

This list was compiled by Gardeners in Community Development (GICD) for the purpose of facilitating the interaction between community garden groups across North Texas, and to assist those who may wish to volunteer or in other way support the development of community gardening.  Over 20 years ago, GICD members pioneered the community gardening movement in the Dallas area.  GICD training, workshops, and model community gardens have inspired new garden start ups in recent years.  In the past year we have heard so many rumors, read numerous emails, had phone calls, seen in blogs and newspapers, heard at neighborhood meetings, that someone is starting a new community garden.  We complied this list of possible community gardens for you (residents of North Texas) to sift through, maybe find a plot or group to work with, and we hope you will help us update the list.    

Please notify GICD at grower@flash.net to suggest changes, additions, deletions, etc.  We will update this information on the GICD website (www.gardendallas.org) when necessary.  All community gardens and their gardeners should be aware of the American Community Gardening Association (ACGA).  ACGA is the primary source of community gardening training and support across the USA and Canada (and world wide).  At the very least, all community gardens should be entered on the ACGA map of community gardens.  To become an ACGA member, to access the worlds best source of community gardening information, maybe get on the listserve to learn about and share concerns with other community gardeners, and access the map, go to ACGA (communitygarden.org)

The community gardening movement is important to North Texas.  Increased connections and collaboration with others who share this interest a step towards securing and expanding growth.  Who knows?  All the community gardeners in this region may find some wonderful ways to work together and support each other. 

see Benefits of Community Gardening.

Thank You.  

Community Gardens In The North Texas Region

Allen  Arlington  Cockrell Hill   Coppell  Dallas  Denton  Farmers Branch  Frisco  Grand Prairie  Lewisville  Mansfield  Plano  Richardson  Rockwall  Sherman

 

  Allen

Molsen Farm Community Park                                 plans include a  future community garden
between State Highway 5 and U.S. Highway 75, just north of the Plano and Allen City border
Program:          Allen Park and Recreation Dept., Trust for Public Land
Contact:          Tim Dentler 214-509-4703
                       http://www.tpl.org/tier3_cd.cfm?content_item_id=20445&folder_id=264

Arlington

Community Gardens of Arlington
St. Mathews Catholic Church, 2021 New York Ave.
Program:         Community Gardens of  Arlington, Arlington Organic Garden Club
Contact:         Steven Smith 817-275-7469, buggy188@juno.com
                     Angie Brown, angie@aogc.org 

Coppell

Ground Delivery Community Garden                       80 raised beds, compost site, fruit trees…
450 S Denton Tap Rd (next to post office)
Program:         Coppell Community Garden
Contact:          972-304-7043, gardens@coppellcommunitygarden.org
Website:          http://www.coppellcommunitygarden.org/ground_delivery_garden.php

Helping Hands Community Garden                         40 raised beds, compost site, fruit trees…
255 Parkway Blvd (next to Town Center )
Program:          Coppell Community Garden
Contact:          972-304-7043, gardens@coppellcommunitygarden.org
Website:          http://www.coppellcommunitygarden.org/help_hands.php

  Dallas

The Bicycle Garden                                               plot and pantry production
3801 Holystone St
Program:         independent and partner with Dallas Housing Authority, GICD Associate
Contact:         Johnny Garippa 469-261-7469, garippa@gmail.com
Website:          

Cliff Temple Community Garden                             plots and pantry production, new 2010
Cliff Temple Baptist Church (125 Sunset Ave), garden in 100 block of 9th St
Program:         local community and GICD associate
Contact:         Wes Keyes 214-722-1802
Website:

Christian Stronghold Community Garden               community plots, new garden 2010
6810 Samuel Blvd
Program:        Healthy Harvest Program and GICD associate
Contact:        Charlie Campbell 972-240-5696 and Fredda Clark 214-298-7788
Website:

Church of the Ascension                                           community plots
8787 Greenville Ave
Program:        church and community
Contact:        214-340-4196
Website:

Dolphin Heights Community Garden                        community and children
4815 Silver St
Program:         Dolphin Heights Community Center
Contact:         Anna Hill 214-823-5576
Website:

East Dallas Community & Market Garden                40+ plots, farmers market, refugees
1416 N Fitzhugh (near Bryan and Live Oak)    
Program:          GICD Project
Contact:          Don Lambert 972-231-3565, grower@flash.net
Website:          http://www.gardendallas.org/east_dallas_community_garden.htm

First CME Community Garden                                     community plots, new garden 2010
First Christian Methodist Evangelistic Church, 7575 S Hampton Rd
Program:          Healthy Harvest Program and GICD Associate
Contact:          Gloria Rolen 469-226-9797
Website:

Golden Gate Community Garden                                community plots, new garden 2010
612 N Cliff 
Program:         Healthy Harvest Program and GICD associate
Contact:          Steven Turner 214-364-9909
Website:

Highland Hills Community Garden                               community plots, new garden 2010
3800 Simpson Stuart Rd
Program:         Healthy Harvest Program and GICD associate
Contact:         Steve Neuman 972-218-7808
Website:

Highlands Christian Community Garden                       20+ plots
Highlands Christian Church, 9949 McCree Rd
Program:          independent, Highlands Christian Church Garden Committee
Contact:          Gene Carlton at genecarl@swbell.net or 214-348-1802
Website:

Hope Community Garden                                          
       20 plots, area for pantry crops
1108 Cristler (near Tennison Park)
Program:          GICD Project
Contact            Dana McGuire dmagoo64@hotmail.com
Website:          http://www.gardendallas.org/Hope_community_garden.htm

Just Greens at Our Saviour                             
                 mini-farm, pantry, vineyard
Our Saviour Community Gardens, 1616 N Jim Miller Rd
Program:          GICD Center for Growing People (Training Center) and Our Saviour Garden Ministry
Contact           Rebecca Smith 214-564-5801, GICD 972-231-3565, grower@flash.net
Website:          www.gardendallas.org

Lake Highlands Community Garden                              90 plots plus donation garden
9701 Goforth Rd (behind Environmental Health Services bldgs)
Program:          Supported by the City of Dallas
Contact:          Kent Binfield, current President, ktbinfield@earthlink.net         
website:          
http://www.lhgarden.org/

Live Oak Community Garden                                           30+ plots, refugee gardeners
Corner of  N Fitzhugh and Live Oak
Program:          GICD Projedt
Contact           Don Lambert 972-231-3565, grower@flash.net
Website:          http://www.gardendallas.org/live_oak_community_garden.htm

Paul Quinn Farm                                                  2 acre farm on football field, new 2010
3837 Simpson Stuart Rd
Program:         Pepisco, Healthy Harvest Program and GICD associate
Contact:         Melania Mills 214-379-5549
Website:

Peace Community Garden                                         10 plots, refugee gardeners
4627 Virginia St
Program:          GICD Project
Contact           Don Lambert 972-231-3565, grower@flash.net
Website:          http://www.gardendallas.org/peace_community_garden.htm

Plot Against Hunger                                             20 plots, worms, bees, pantry plots, orchard
Our Saviour Community Gardens, 1616 N Jim Miller Rd
Program:          GICD Center for Growing People (Training Center) and Our Saviour Garden Ministry
Contact           Rebecca Smith 214-564-5801, GICD 972-231-3565, grower@flash.net
Website:          www.gardendallas.org

Promise of Peace                                                   plots and children's program
1435 San Saba
Program:          independent
Contact:          Elizabeth Dry 214-240-9220, ejdry54@yahoo.com
Website:          http://www.promiseofpeace.us/

Rosemont Community Garden                              community and school
Rosemont Elementary School, 719 N Montclair Ave
Program:         Rosemont school and Community Gardens of Oak Cliff
Contact:         Mariana Griggs 214-215-5627, marianagriggs@gmail.com

St Luke's Community Garden                           12 or more plots                         
St Luke's Episcopal Church, 5923 Royal Lane
Program:         St Luke's community
Contact:         church 214-368-6304

St Philip's School Community Garden                          community plots and school garden
1628 Panama
Program:         St Philips School, Healthy Harvest and GICD Associate
Contact:         Dr, Terry Flowers, tflowers@stphilips.com
Website:

St Thomas Community Garden                                  family plots and panty production area
St Thomas Apostle Episcopal Church, 6525 Inwood Rd
Program:          St. Thomas gardeners, GICD Associate
Contact:          church 214-352-0410, Vicki Williams, garden coordinator
Website:          http://www.thedoubter.org/garden.html

Tikva Community Garden                                          community
10909 Hillcrest Rd (at Tiferet Israel)
Program:
Contact:
Website:

Denton

Denton Community Garden at Bowling Green Park                       plots
2200 Bowling Green Ave
Program:          Denton Parks and Recreation Department
Contact:          940-349-PARK, parksnrec@cityofdenton.com
Website:          http://www.cityofdenton.com/pages/parkscommunitygarden.cfm

Farmers Branch

Farmers Branch Community Garden                            62 plots, composting area, orchard
Chapel Hill United Methodist Church, 12411 Templeton Trail
Program:          Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation Dept, Farmers Branch Community and Chapel Hill United
                      Methodist Church
Contact:          Pam Smith: 972-919-2625, pam.smith@farmersbranch.info
Website:          http://sites.google.com/site/fbgardensite/home   

Frisco

Frisco Family services Community Garden             started in 2009, plots for community
8641 1st Street, Frisco 75034
Program:          Frisco Family Services Center, Junior League of  Plano
Contact:          Carrie: 972-335-9495, carrie@friscocenter.org
Website:          www.friscocenter.org

Grand Prairie

Dalworth Community Garden
Manning and Tyre St.
Program:
Contact:           need information
Website:

Lewisville

Old Town Community Garden                                        family and donation gardening
200 Keal St, Lewisville
Program:          unaffiliated
Contact:          Peggy Swann, 972-219-4324
Website:          www.oldtowncommunitygarden.blogspot.com

Mansfield

Hope Community Garden                                     individual plots and donation gardening production
1800 E Debbie Ln., Mansfield, TX 76063
Program:         unaffiliated
Contact:         Melissa Benson,  817-657-7998  carmel5444@hotmail.com
Website:         www.HopeCommunityGarden.BlogSpot.com

  Plano

Community Harvest
Community Unitarian Universalist Church, 2875 E Parker, Plano
Program:          unaffiliated
Contact:          Deb Bliss, activities@CommunityUUChurch.org
Website:          http://www.communityuuchurch.org/pages/community_harvest

Jeremiah's Plot Community Garden
2709 Custer Road (between Park and Parker)
Program:          partner with West Plano Presbyterian Church
Contact:          Betsy Corlew, bcorlew@msn.com
Website:          www.westplanopresbyterian.org/community garden.html

Plano Community Garden
4010 W Plano Parkway (near intersection with Commerce)
Program:         partnership with the City of Plano, the Junior League of Plano, and Plano Community Gardeners
Contact:         Erin Hoffer, erinhof@plano.gov , 972-769-4228
Website:         http://www.livegreeninplano.com/      

Richardson

Creekside Community Garden
Creekside Baptist Church, 1105 N Waterview Dr, Richardson, 75080
Program:            independent
Contact:             Larry Bogart: 972-656-9476 or 214-402-6262, creeksidecommunitygarden@gmail.com

Eden Project                                                                  plots for neighbors, food for pantry donation
Richardson East Church of Christ, 1504 East Campbell Rd
Program:           church and neighborhood, GICD Associate
Contact:           Jennifer Anderson, davidandjennifer2@tx.rr.com, 972-495-0903
Website:

Epiphany Neighborhood Garden
Epiphany Episcopal Church, 421 Custer Rd, Richardson 75080
Program:              independent
Contract:              Betsy Randall:  brandall@epiphany-richardson.org

Highland Oaks Community Garden 
Highland Oaks Church of Christ, 1815 W 15th St
Program:          church and neighborhood, GICD Associate
Contact:
Website:

UTD Community Garden                                      plots for students, staff, and Alumni
University of Texas at Dallas, intersection of Avenue A and Avenue H, Richardson, TX 75080
Program:          GICD Associate
Contact:          Program Coordinator, Office of Student Volunteerism
                      Mackenzie Hunter, 972-883-6178, mackenzie.hunter@utdallas.edu

Website:          http://www.utdallas.edu/volunteer/garden/

Rockwall

Rockwall Community Garden                                    youth projects, food for pantry donation
Program:          Rockwall County Juvenile Services
Contact:          Glen Stinson

Sherman

Austin College Student Community Garden
600 N Maxey St, Sherman, TX

Contact:
Website:        www.shermancommunitygarden.org

Community Gardens In The North Texas Region

Allen  Arlington  Cockrell Hill  Coppell  Dallas  Denton  Farmers Branch  Frisco  Grand Prairie  Lewisville  Mansfield  Plano  Richardson  Rockwall  Sherman

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