Adopt a Plot
Individuals, families and organizations can adopt a raised garden bed (when available) to grow vegetables and fruits for donation to the Metrocrest Services food pantry. Gardeners can take produce from their plot for personal use as well. If a garden bed is not available, volunteering at the garden is recommended until a garden bed is available. All gardeners are required to recommit to their garden plots at the annual meeting at the beginning of each year.
Gardeners must commit to providing the labor and attention required year round to have a successful garden. The Coppell Community Garden provides an orientation, tools, some seed/transplants at a reduced cost, and written booklets to help the volunteer gardeners. Garden plots vary in size from 70 to 100 sq. ft.
The weekly harvest pick-up occurs every Saturday at 10:00am almost year round. All gardeners are responsible for harvesting their produce each Saturday morning in time for the pick-up. They are also responsible to share in gardening chores required to maintain the gardens.
If you would like to adopt a plot, fill out the Adopt a Plot Agreement 2017. If a plot is available, you will then be asked to register and complete a background check before scheduling an orientation with the garden manager.
Register to volunteer with the gardens here. The background check will be emailed with instructions once registration is completed. Please plan for this to take about a week.
The Gardener’s Promise
On my honor, I will…
Try to grow organic food for the needy,
Eliminate weeds and nut grass,
Continue to improve the soil,
Maintain the common areas,
Turn compost regularly,
Live up to the plot agreement,
And support the Farmer’s Market.