Another Urban Garden--bringing urban gardens to you!

If the people can't come to the garden, members of Loving Garland Green have plans to bring the garden to the people.   Remember, our mission is to have 50,000 urban gardens growing in Garland by the end of 2015 and we are willing to work hard to see that happen.

We know. there are lots of people who would love to garden BUT:  "I'm too old."  "I don't have time."  "I don't know how."  "I have a black thumb." "I don't want to waste water." "I'm too tired after I work all day to garden at a community garden." etc.  

Another Urban Garden is  a new service in our development stages that may be the answer to many objections/hesitations that some have to putting in a garden.  Loving Garland Green will work with residents of Garland to overcome almost any objection to putting in a garden.  For example, we will build a  4 x 8 foot raised bed in your front yard, fill it with soil, and even install some water-saving devices such as ollas.  We furnish the seeds for your first crop and watch as you plant them.  You will be left with a written copy of simple instructions for growing your garden.  But our service won't stop here.  We will drop by once a week to check on your garden and monitor the growth and yield of your first crop.  You don't even have to be home as long as your garden is in your front yard.

Needless to say, we are still working out the details for this service as it will require an army of volunteers and some paid staff:  People to install the beds; haul the garden soil; plan the first gardens (For inexperienced gardeners, we are recommending kale, Swiss chard, Okra and hearty herbs such as tarragon.); monitor and report on the progress of the crop; produce the final report on the crop yield.

We are looking into the availability of grants for this project.  The money would be used to pay staff for their work at installing the beds and also to help reduce the cost of these beds to make them affordable for all citizens who want to participate in this program.

If this project sounds like one that you would like to be part of, please contact us at 972-571-4497.