The Coppell, TX Community Garden has completed a major garden remake with the help of local volunteers. The sixty volunteers during the garden remake donated 650 hours to complete the project.
6 May 2010
The Coppell Community Garden has completed a major garden remake with the help of local volunteers. The Ground Delivery Garden, located next to the Coppell Post Office, is in its twelfth year and the need for the remake had grown over the years. In late January, volunteers began the rebuilding project, lead by the current Garden Leader, Marie Luu. The volunteers worked through the unusually cold weather in January and February and even worked around a record snowfall. The sixty volunteers during the garden remake donated 650 hours to complete the project. “This project could not have been completed without the commitment and hard work from our volunteers,” said Luu. At the conclusion of the project, 57 raised beds made of cedar boards had been built. This remake will allow the gardeners to spend less time on maintaining their beds and give them more time to grow the fresh, naturally grown produce that is donated to the food pantry at Metrocrest Social Services. The Coppell Community Garden also works with other cities and organizations that are interested in starting a community garden and this remake will provide an example of how one could build raised garden beds. “We’re proud to have support from the City of Coppell and citizens of Coppell,” said Luu, “The garden has a significant impact on our community and the communities around us.” About the Coppell Community Garden: The Coppell Community Garden (CCG) was founded in 1998 and is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. The CCG operates two community gardens and over 80 volunteers donate their time to grow and harvest organic produce that is donated to Metrocrest Social Services’ food pantry. In 2009, the organization reached the milestone of harvesting its 100,000th pound of produce since the garden was founded in 1998 and last year donated over 14,000 pounds of produce to the food pantry. The CCG is led by an eight-member board and also operates the Coppell Farmers Market and offers numerous environmental educational opportunities each year. For more information, visit their website at www.coppellcommunitygarden.org or call 972-304-7043.
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