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GICD’s Annual Plant Sale

GICD’s Annual Plant Sale — supporting our community gardening program

April 16th & 17th East Dallas Community Garden, 1416 N Fitzhugh
(at the “Asian Garden” next to Jimmy’s Food Store)

April 23rd Our Saviour Community Garden, 1616 N Jim Miller Rd

This year in addition to flowers and bedding plants donated by local growers, will have a large selection of herbs (especially basil, dill, fennel, garlic chives, mints, oregano, and others) and vegetables grown by our community garden volunteers, like peppers and eggplants.  We feature the famous Texas Wild tomato (usually these sell out early!).

WE need your votes!  Please vote daily and get your family and friends to vote too!

Please help us win money to use at the Center for Growing People (Our Saviour Community Gardens) to build accessible pathways and beds for gardeners with disabilities.

This contest includes 15 community gardens from across the U.S., and the five receiving the most votes will share $20,000 from DeLoach.  Winners will be announced in the October/November issue of Organic Gardening.

You can vote once each day from now until August 1, 2011.

Visit to view videos from nominated gardens.  GICD’s entry is next to the last, Center for Growing People.  Look for the picture below.

Weeding at the Center for Growing People, Just Greens pantry garden, at Our Saviour.

Thanks to everyone who has been voting and spreading the word. We need more support!  This has been very exciting and with just a few more votes each day we have a very strong chance of wining this much needed grant.  In these times money is very difficult to raise, and your simple act of going online to the DeLoach Community Gardens — Vote for Your Favorite Community Garden, website sponsored by DeLoach Vineyards and Organic Gardening Magazine, can make a significant difference in helping us build a more accessible enabling garden.


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Veggies and Trees @ Repotted!

The ladies at Repotted have setup a great educational moment for anyone interested in hearing Andrea Bithell of Oak Cliff Organics will be giving an informative talk on winter veggie transplants that can be set out in January and February, as well as information on what seeds can be started indoors.

The workshop is on January 15th and starts at 11:00 am.

Hope to see you there!

Great weather in store for Great Bicycle Ride!

The weather is looking perfect for the upcoming “Spring Has Sprung Garden Ride”, this Sunday May 23rd starting promptly at 1:00pm in the Bishop Arts District!

Excitement is building for the best Bike Friendly Oak Cliff ride this  year, and our community gardens are ready to possibly greet over 200 people  expected to attend.  There will be so much to see from home grown veggies to bees-scapes on this ride, so put on your suntan lotion, grease up your bike chain and crank it!

Here is the schedule in route order (all stop times are approximate):

12:45pm Rider’s congregate in Bishop Arts at the intersection of 8th and Bishop Ave
1:00pm Ride begins
1:15pm Arrive first stop:  Community Garden of Cliff Temple
1:35pm Depart first stop
1:50pm Arrive second stop:  Methodist Hospital System Garden
2:30pm Depart second stop
2:50pm Arrive third stop:  St. Cecilia’s Community Garden
3:10pm Depart third stop
3:20pm Arrive fourth stop:  Jefferson Median Project
3:40pm Depart fourth stop
3:50pm Arrive fifth stop:  Urban Acres Farm Store
4:10pm Depart fifth stop
4:20pm Arrive sixth and final stop:  Eno’s Pizzeria

Huge Plant Sale this Saturday, April 24th!!!

Check out this great brochure for Gardener’s in Community Development’s annual plant sale going on at:



*Times are listed in the brochure