Growing Community through Gardens that Give
Volunteer gardeners use their gardening skills to raise fresh, nutritious produce year round to donate to the Metrocrest Services Food Pantry. In 2015, 13,600 pounds of fresh produce was donated to Metrocrest Services Food Pantry and over 6,600 volunteer hours were documented to grow and harvest the produce.
Gardeners learn about growing fruits and vegetables organically, cultivate their plots, and work together on community chores. You don’t need to be an expert, just have an interest in organic vegetable gardening.
There are many ways to contribute; you can adopt a plot and become a gardener; you can volunteer and help us harvest on Saturday mornings; and/or you can be a supporter by making a donation to the garden.
The Coppell Community Garden Corporation was established in 1998 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization to oversee two community gardens in the city. The farmers market joined the non-profit in 2003. The all-volunteer organization is a grassroots effort to cultivate a healthy community and make a difference in the lives that are touched. In 2015 the name of the non-profit was changed to the Coppell Sustainable Food Organization to better reflect the two organizations that it oversees.
The Board of Directors meet regularly at the Coppell Service Center. The Board Meetings are open meetings. Agenda and Minutes can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Board of Directors
President – Peter Lecca
Past President – Karen Gillham
Vice President – Peggy Rossen
Treasurer – Lynell Huffmaster
Secretary – Janet Rensmeyer
Garden Chair – Julia Daly
Coppell Farmers Market Chair – Karen Gillham
Coppell Farmers Market Representative (non-voting) – Amanda Austin
Member at Large – open
CISD Liaison – Janet Hall
City Liaisons – Jen Ferguson, Molly Bujanda
Youth – open
Our Mission & Vision
Vision: We facilitate a community where people are engaged in sustainable living practices which positively affect global change.
Mission: To create a community setting for volunteers to learn and practice organic gardening methods and grow fresh nutritious produce which is donated to those in need.