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Coppell Community Garden Program Achieves Historic Milestone

As of the end of October, 2021, the Coppell Community Garden Program surpassed a cumulative total of 300,000 pounds of donations of fresh, organic vegetables to the Metrocrest Services food pantry in Carrollton, Texas. The volunteer program was begun in 1998 and now has three gardens in Coppell.

The program began with gardens next to the Coppell Town Center and the Coppell Post Office. The program surpassed 100,000 pounds of donations in 2009 in its eleventh year.

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Greenhouse Capacity Expansion Completed

New shelving and LED grow lights

The Coppell Community Garden program has completed a project to expand the capacity of our greenhouse. The new shelving and LED grow lights (pictured) provide 120 square feet of space to grow transplants. The expansion has increased the capacity of the greenhouse by 67% compared to the previous configuration.

The Coppell Community Garden greenhouse grows region- and season-appropriate transplants year-round for all three of the Coppell Community... Read More >

2021 Fall Plant Sale – September 4, 2021 at the Coppell Farmers Market

The Coppell Community Garden program will hold it’s annual fall plant sale on September 4, 2021 at the Coppell Farmers Market. All proceeds will go directly to the Coppell Community Garden program to grow fresh, healthy organic vegetables to be donated to the Metrocrest Services food pantry in Carrollton.

If you need region and season appropriate vegetables to get your fall garden started right this year we plan to have bok choy, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collards,... Read More >

Greenhouse transplants boost winter garden productivity

Transplants from our greenhouse planted from late summer into the winter have provided a big boost to all of our gardens through this winter. Late January provided some large cauliflower among other vegetables.

First Batch of 4,800+ Transplants for 2020 Distributed

The very first batch of 4,800+ transplants for the 2020 season have been distributed to the Coppell Community Gardens and Coppell ISD school gardens from our greenhouse. These transplants are oriented towards cold-hardy winter vegetables.

This first batch of transplants for 2020 reflects lessons learned during our inaugural season of greenhouse production in 2019. They represent a 60% increase in the size a single batch in the greenhouse from the last batch of 2019.

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Coppell Community Garden Program Sets New Records

The Coppell Community Garden program has set a new annual donation record and surpassed another milestone in cumulative donations as of the end of 2019.

At 20,328 pounds, our total annual donation for 2019 surpassed 20,000 pounds for the first time in the twenty-one year history of the garden program. Our largest garden, Ground Delivery (next to the Coppell Post Office), contributed 9,171 pounds to the total. Our newest garden, Old Town (next to the Coppell Senior Center), set... Read More >

Pinkerton Elementary Garden Harvest October 23, 2019

This week students and teachers at Coppell ISD Pinkerton Elementary school harvested their first batch of green vegetables supplied as transplants from the Coppell Community Garden greenhouse. The harvest was taken to the school’s kitchen. There the greens were made into kale smoothies for the students.

Coppell ISD is participating in a federal program designed to encourage students to grow and consume fresh vegetables to learn more about healthy eating and locally... Read More >

Final Batch of 2,300+ Transplants for 2019 in Distribution

The final planned batch of 2,300+ transplants for 2019 are now being distributed to the Coppell Community Gardens and Coppell ISD school gardens from our greenhouse. These transplants are oriented towards fall crops: beets, bok choy, carrots and turnips.

A prior distribution of over 3,000 transplants was completed in September. This brings the total production of the greenhouse for the 2019 season to over 7,000 transplants since beginning operation in July.

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First Batch of 2,000+ Transplants Delivered

First Batch of Transplants at Greenhouse

The first batch of over 2,000 transplants from the new Coppell Community Garden greenhouse have been distributed. During the month of August, all of the transplants were transferred into production from their initial germination and growth stages.

All three of Coppell’s Community Gardens received the bulk of these transplants starting in the middle of the month. Despite the extreme heat, survival rates have been very... Read More >

Coppell Community Garden Program Donations Surpass 121 Tons

The Coppell Community Garden program has surpassed another major milestone: more than 121 tons of fresh organic produce have been donated to the Metrocrest Services food pantry since the program’s inception in 1998.

As of the end of July, 2019, 242,732 pounds of produce have been donated by the garden program. Now in its 21st year, the addition of a third garden to the program in 2017 has accelerated annual production. Year to date production from all gardens totals... Read More >

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