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Dawn poses for a photo with her son Miles in the Garland Community Garden after they plant gourd seeds that will be used to build bird houses in the fall.  Like many members of Loving Garland Green, Dawn is a busy person--a mother, yoga instructor, English as a second language teacher, and a Garland resident.  Dawn lives with her husband, son Miles and a yellow Lab here in Garland.

Magic Carpet at Garland Community Garden.  When children (and adults too) visit the Children's area of our garden they can take a ride to any place they wish to go on the magic carpet.  The carpet is fueled by the passenger's imagination.

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One Language Spoken Here:  "Garden"

Gardens and plants are so basic and central to our lives that they remove all age, economic and cultural differences that people may have.  Another great thing about gardens:  You can never step into the same garden twice.  Like people, they are constantly evolving.

Speaking of Gardens as community.  .  .  Below is a photo of Colby Clark and Huong Le making an important connection in the Garland Community Garden for school children here in our community.  Colby, a Garland fireman and member of Loving Garland Green, is providing Huong Le with his contact information.  Huong Le is a community liaison who helps make connections between volunteers and Beaver Technology Center, a magnet school here in Garland.  Colby has just agreed to present a class on the topic of bluebirds in the garden.  Among other things, Colby may build a bluebird house with them.  Colby is an expert on bluebirds and their homes, but don't take my word for it.  You can visit the Garland Community Garden.  There you will find one bluebird home where a bluebird couple have recently made their nest.

 

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REMEMBER THE MAGIC AND PROMISE OF GARDENS BY SUPPORTING THEM IN YOUR COMMUNITY ON SATURDAY APRIL 11!  ATTEND ALL OUR PLANT SALES AND START YOUR OWN URBAN GARDEN!  YOU'LL NEVER BE THE SAME.

Attend all the plant sales in the DFW area and find plant that you may not be able to find in many commercial nurseries. We love and support our commercial nurseries and couldn't do without them, but once or twice a year, we have an opportunity to support our local organizations who also support our local economy and also help to provide food for those in our community who may need a hand up to get to a better place.

The following is a list of Plant Sales that I know will be held on Saturday April 11.  There may be others.  If you know of any, please add them as a comment to this post.  Thank you.  Gardeners are not in competition, we are in concert when it comes to supporting our community and its people.

 

GARLAND COMMUNITY GARDEN
Stewards:  Loving Garland Green (a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization)
4022 Naaman School Road
Garland, Texas 75040
9 to 2 PM

Note: Some of our members are planning to construct an herb spiral garden on Saturday.  You can also visit the rest of the garden while you are there.  It's fun, I promise.

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GREATER DALLAS ORGANIC GARDEN CLUB

3201 Pond View Dr, Richardson, TX 75082
9-3 PM

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FRESH CONNECTIONS

Buckingham United Methodist 1212 West Buckingham Road Garland, TX 75044
I think they are starting at 10 on Saturday.  Call to check.  (972) 272-3804

 

COLLIN COUNTY MASTER GARDENERS

They will be holding their plant sale also on Saturday 9-3pm at Myers Park in McKinney. 
Myers Park Event Center - Stall Barn
7117 County Road 166
McKinney, TX

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Sunday April 12 Marks a Special Day for Loving Garland Green

It is the one-year anniversary of the installation of our first garden bed, a 4 foot by 7 foot garden--28 square feet.  Today, one year later, we have just a little over 3,000 feet of garden beds.  Some of our members will be down at the garden at 3pm.  There is no big hoopla planned as we will likely still be recovering from the plant sale and spiral herb garden build.  We will just walk around and reflect on how we've grown and where we want to go from here.

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