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Community Garden City Council Presentation:
Want to grow your own food?
The City of Cedar Hill and the Cedar Hill Independent School District are partnering in a community-wide gardening effort. Community gardening helps build relationships, teaches kids the benefits of home grown food and encourages everyone to become part of the Growing Green community.
What is a Community Garden?
Very simply, it is any piece of land gardened by a group of people.
What are the Benefits of Community Gardens?
- They provide a place to garden for those who can't where they live.
- They establish a greater sense of community and offer a place to develop relationships.
- They teach skills in self-reliance.
- They promote more local / seasonal eating and increase awareness of where food comes from.
- They encourage better nutrition through fresh produce.
- They help people to save money by growing their own groceries.
- They provide opportunities for recreation, outdoor activity and exercise.
- They help to reduce crime and vandalism.
- They beautify neighborhoods and increase attitude of pride and ownership.
- They provide inter-generational and inter-cultural interactions.
More About the Garden
- How much will it cost me?
The cost of maintaining a plot is free.
- Will I need to provide tools?
The basic gardening tools are provided.
- What size are the plots?
Each plot is a 4-foot, 8-inch by 12-foot raised bed.
- Is the soil organic?
Yes, the soil is organic and gardeners are encouraged to use all organic products in their garden plot.
- Is water provided?
Yes, water and watering hoses are provided by the Library.
- How do I sign-up for a garden plot?
If you are interested in having a garden plot, register online. You will then be added to the Prospective Community Gardeners List, and notified when a space becomes available.