Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Community Garden program helps community members and organizations create thriving community gardens. Through the program, TAFB manages the Learning Garden where community members learn about effective gardening techniques while they help tend the garden and grow nutritious fruits and vegetables that are distributed to those in need.
Each week, volunteers are invited to come to the Learning Garden to help plant and harvest fruits and vegetables, pull weeds and learn new gardening skills. TAFB also provides garden tours and regular workshops on gardening techniques. The Learning Garden is located next to Ridglea Christian Church and The Glass House at 3251 Sappington Place in Fort Worth.
Why Community Gardening?
Here are some ways community gardening helps create sustainable solutions to address hunger.
- Food-Secure Communities: increases food security and self-reliance.
- Healthy People: increases vegetable intake and physical activity; freshly harvested produce maximizes nutritional content of food
- Healthy Budgets: saves money on food bills over time
- Manage Resources: turns trash into treasure through repurposing and composting otherwise wasted resources.
- Build Community: fosters community identity and spirit
- Create Local Culture: reconnects people with nature and each other.
- Healthy Land: makes beneficial use of vacant or unproductive spaces
For more information on the Community Garden program, contact us by email.
TAFB’s Community Gardens program is funded by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). TAFB is operated in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, which prohibits discrimination on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, political beliefs, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, reprisal and, where applicable, marital status and familial or parental status.