What's New at Growing People
On Saturday, July 28, 2007, we dedicated the installation of a rainwater catchment system, and beautification landscaping at Our Savior Community Garden, 1616 N. Jim Miller Rd., Dallas. The water catchment structure, cistern, and landscaping were donated by Organic Gardening Magazine and Aveeno. For story with photos read Ever Growing Fall 2007.
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As part of its educational program, GICD grows many herbs and some peppers and tomato plants for the gardeners in our projects. Surplus plants are sold off at our annual plant sales to cover these educational costs. We usually have about 12 different basils, thyme, several mints, sweet marjoram, and parsley. In some years, cool weather prevents us from offering the famous Texas Wild Tomato, and about 20 kinds of peppers, at the early April sale in East Dallas, so those are available a later sale at Our Saviour Community Garden.
The date for the 2013 sale is the weekend of April 20-21 at the East Dallas Community Garden, and April 27 at Our Saviour.
All of our gardens are currently full. We always need volunteer help, so you may want to participate as a helper with maintenance or harvesting, etc. Please email GICD for more information.
Help pick and take vegetables to a local food pantry. Some GICD community gardens have donation plots, and gardeners donate some of what they grow to the needy. Since food pantries are only open during the week, most gardeners with jobs have been unable to harvest and donate. During some periods each year we grow more vegetables than our volunteers can pick! GICD needs volunteers that will spend about 3 hours each week, ideally one morning, picking and transporting produce to food pantries. We will train and coordinate harvesting and donations.
For more information see donations to food pantries page.
New gardens need volunteer help. Both Our Saviour and Hope Community Gardens have ongoing opportunities for volunteers to help with harvesting for donation to food pantries, getting mulch in place, and other stuff. If this is something you are good at, and you would like to help out, then please email GICD for more information.
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