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Want to grow your own food?

The City of Cedar Hill is 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, half plots are also available.
  • 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.
  • What is my commitment to the garden when I receive a plot?

   Please click here for a preview of the Discovery Community Garden Commitment requirements.