We're located on the level rise behind the Celebration Worship Center Sanctuary at 1809 S. Story Rd., Irving, Texas 75060. This is an all volunteer non-profit community garden initially drawn from our church membership; which has become a more diverse community garden activity since its first establishment months.
Our specialty used to be only organic, square foot, raised-bed gardening. But through learning and inspiration we have evolved such that the lessons in the Word are changing our garden style to a more, "Back to Eden" system of self-sustainable gardening.,
As a result we also have semi-conventional mounds and row gardens for the room hogs such as cantaloupes, colards, cucumbers, kale, mustard greens, watermelons and corn, etc.. All of these are made possible by creating our own compost from yard litter and the kitchen waste of our members and the "cast" donations from local horse owners and donations of expanded shale as starter materials for expanding our growing areas.
We also use a hybrid version of author Patricia Lanza's lasagna gardening system in which all of the elements that go into a good organic compost pile are instead used in layers to build raised beds on top of thick layers of newspapers for weed control such that we can accomplish instant planting before the materials are normally mature as compost. This method produces about 70-80% of what mature compost does in a mature raised-bed garden; and the next year the beds will have matured into "black gold dirt," in the bargain.
Our first square foot garden was created in March 2011 virtually in a bag of organic soil with drain holes in the bottom; with its top side cut out to expose seeds and soil to the sun and watering. We took pictures and put them on the net in the form of photo journals. This activity has progressed into monthly (and now, yearly) picture journals. One can tour our domain if one drills down through the domain directory where they are parked, with or without the aid of HTML page links, should you like a visual tour of our modest community activity. (This is an OPEN SOURCE website that does not track visitors nor personal information.) Our pupose is to inspire and share what God has rendered and we see every day and to teach those who are ready to learn. See our link below. Many of the pictures have teaching moments attached, for sharing what has been learned or what is not at first obvious to anyone wishing to raise their understanding of modern, suburban organic gardening.
Community citizens who want a place to garden are welcome. We are also in need of Master Composters and Master Gardeners looking for a location to build their credit time hours, as well. Many diverse volunteers have helped us. We have accepted and gained help from Girl Scout Daisy Troopers in October 2011 while giving them some training, and some CWC Youth Ministry volunteers more recently in 2012 helped build organic melon mound islands.
which are jump-start projects for morphing our anaerobic Texas Clay-Soil into moist, worm ladden, productive humus.
We donate far more than the minimum 10% of our produce that is mandated for a community garden. In addition we have modest fundraising plans for some of the ministry's that this summer's crops of Melons and Pumpkins are being grown for; to be kicked off this July and then in the fall, as well. Your help and participation is welcome!