We have 2 community gardens on our property. Each serves a different purpose. Our Jubilee Garden (on the front of our property) is for anyone who is interested in tending to their own plot. While sometimes the excess food does go to help feed our community, it is also a way that members of both our church and the broader community can cultivate a spiritual practice and join in fellowship. Our other garden is called the Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB) Learning Garden. It is located on the back half of our property, behind the church and next to the Glass House. This garden is tended to by 2 staff of the Tarrant Area Food Bank who staff out of our facility, Americorp members, and other volunteers. It is a garden which specifically yields crops for those in our community experiencing hunger. Scroll down to learn more about each of these gardens and how you can get involved.
Our Jubilee Garden is open to anyone who is interested in tending to a plot. There is more information below if you are wondering why you should get a plot, or specifics about price and commitments. Our hope is that anyone who is interested in learning can use this as a safe space to learn how to tend to the Earth and nurture God's creation in community with others with similar interests.
Why Adopt a Plot in the Community Garden
- To care for & appreciate God's wonderful creation
- To foster Community Spirit & Cooperation
- To help provide fresh produce for yourself, your neighbors, & those who are hungry in our own community
- To be an advocate for fair, safe, & healthy food available to all regardless of race, class, or economic standing.
How to Get Started
- Adopt a 4'x8' garden plot for $30 per year. Each plot is prepared with great soil & irrigation.
- Choose your plants & start with your own garden. We have a guide to help you know the best things to plant, as well as the right time to plant them.
- Tend your plot each week by pulling weeks and collect your fresh produce as it is ripe.
- We always encourage you to share any extras with your neighbors, friends, and the Tarrant Area Food Bank. We take collections for TAFB each week.
- Gardeners often gather together for a work day on Thursday evenings.
- If you are interested in a plot, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (817) 738-0612.
Next to the Glass House, on the back half of the Ridglea Christian property, you can find the Tarrant Area Food Bank Learning Garden. The Tarrant Area Food Bank is one of our partners and has a couple of staff which work out of our building.
The TAFB Learning Garden is an important part of their Community Nutrition program. Click here to watch as TAFB Program Specialist Lauren Hickman gives an inside look into the Learning Garden, which grows approximately 2600 pounds of produce per year!