Plano Community Garden
4030-B W. Plano Parkway, Plano 75093 The Plano Community Garden is a cooperative partnership between the City of Plano's Sustainability and Environmental Education Division, Junior League of Collin County, and the Plano Community Gardeners. The garden's 50 raised beds provide over 5,000 pounds of fresh produce annually to community food pantries and present hands-on educational opportunities for local schools, children's organizations, and organic gardeners. View photos Opens a New Window. of the Plano Community Garden.
Check out our Garden Green in Plano page for more information.
Adopt A Plot at the Plano Community Garden
Help feed the community by adopting a plot Opens a New Window. . All produce grown in the 4-feet-by-18-feet raised beds is organic. Gardeners are welcome to keep up to 50% of their harvest; the remainder is donated to local food pantries for distribution to their clients. Harvesting and pantry delivery is weekly and follows our partner pantries' schedules. Gardeners may also deliver harvested produce at their convenience to any of the partner pantries:
- Minnie's Food Pantry Opens a New Window.
- Plano Food Pantry Opens a New Window. (Holy Nativity Episcopal Church)
- Seven Loaves Opens a New Window. (St. Andrew United Methodist Church)
Sustained Care Needed
Because Texas vegetable gardens require sustained care over 3 seasons, we encourage gardening partners. Plots need to be checked 2 to 3 times a week in the spring for watering and weeding, almost daily in the summertime. New members of the Plano Community Garden are paired with a garden mentor for the first year to assist with orientation.
How can I support the project?
There are many ways to support the garden. While many people adopt a plot Opens a New Window. , others choose to volunteer at one of the monthly garden workdays. Some help with deliveries to the food pantries once or twice a month. We want all of our volunteers to find the right niche in the program for their interests and lifestyle and we want each of our volunteers to be successful.
For more information on volunteer opportunities, visit the Volunteer Opens a New Window. page.
Volunteer Garden Workdays
- EEC Garden Workdays Opens a New Window. (Calendar and guidelines)
- Plano Community Garden Workdays Opens a New Window. (Calendar and guidelines)