2018 was a challenge for growing produce at HCG:

  • We had too much heat early in the year
  • too much rain later in the year
  • problems with rodents eating our produce off the plants.
  • But we still were able to donate 765 pounds of vegetables, fruits, & herbs to Christian Community Action’s food pantry.

Eleven gardeners adopted a plot this year.

There were two meetings for all the gardeners:

  • Beginning of the Year Meeting to go over garden rules, commitments, and responsibilities. (February 17, 2018)
  • Spring Garden Meeting to learn about organic gardening, what to plant for spring/summer, and other helpful information. (First Harvest on May 19)

Overview of 2018:

  • We updated our website (Harvestcommunitygarden.org).
  • We began Phase 2 with grading the area to be built. A backhoe was delivered to the garden in March, but bad weather and other challenges caused the grading to be delayed until mid-April.
  • Then issues with irrigation plans put a delay on starting the project.
  • In May, we had to fix broken water spigots.
  • in June, the North Texas Food Bank gave us four new spray nozzles for the garden.
  • Then in July we got new hoses.

Looking forward to 2019:

We are ready to trench for the irrigation and build the 12 raised beds!