Tips & Resources

New Greenhouse in Production

Coppell Community Garden Greenhouse at night

Have you noticed a pink glow next to Old Town Garden lately? If so, it is from the grow lights in our new greenhouse. It is now in production: we began growing seedlings for our late summer/early fall planting season in late June. The resulting transplants will be provided to all three of the Coppell Community Gardens as well as school gardens in Coppell ISD.

We plan to have our... Read More >

Impromptu Art Class at Old Town Garden

A group of artists from the Hull Art Academy, with permission, took advantage of good light and a beautiful day to paint some of our lovely sunflowers this morning at the Old Town garden. Two plots at the entrance to the garden were planted with a mix of annuals this spring and the sunflowers have recently begun to really show off.

Shown with their handiwork (L to R) are Barbara Carrabella, John Cook, Joy Yao and Susan Fuquay.

2019 Annual Meeting

The Coppell Community Garden Program held its annual Adopt-a-Plot meeting at the Coppell Life Safety Park on Saturday, January 26th, 2019. See the meeting presentation for updated information regarding revisions to the Adopt-a-Plot agreement and emphasis on year-round gardening in 2019: https://coppellcommunitygarden.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-Annual-Meeting-slides.pdf

Coppell Community Garden Experiences Thefts

The mission of the Coppell Community Garden is to grow local produce to donate to those in need. Over the years, the gardens have experienced minor theft of produce and plants. Unfortunately, this activity has intensified within the last several months with the unauthorized removal of large quantities of plants and produce. Volunteer gardeners work diligently to donate thousands of pounds of produce year-round to the Metrocrest Services Food Pantry.

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2018 Annual Meeting

The Coppell Community Garden Program held its annual Adopt-a-Plot meeting at the Coppell Life Safety Park on Saturday, January 27th, 2018. See the meeting presentation for updated information regarding revisions to the Adopt-a-Plot agreement and emphasis on year-round gardening in 2018:

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Liberation Coffee Contributes

Liberation Coffee in Coppell was the first local coffee shop we approached to contribute spent coffee grounds to our composting efforts. Ben and Brolen quickly and enthusiastically agreed to help out. Since early in the summer of 2017 they have been providing a weekly batch of grounds to add to the compost we create. Our compost is the primary contributor to the health and productivity of our garden soil - helping us to grow more to help us feed our neighbors in need.

Accelerate Your Compost With Coffee Grounds

Did you know that besides waking you up, coffee can wake up your compost bin? It can; so after you make your morning cup, save your grounds for your compost bin.

Home composters can face a challenge to get needed nitrogen into the mix, especially if they lack access to cut grass or similar sources of nitrogen. Coffee grounds can fill the gap.

Select green (for nitrogen; think cut grass or fresh vegetable scraps) and brown (for carbon; think fallen leaves) materials to add to... Read More >

Commendable Compost

 

 

Interview with a Master Composter at Ground Delivery Garden   Everything you need to know to compost from Cornell University Brochure A Comprehensive Resourcefrom a Viewer. Demonstration Video!  Four Steps to Composting.   Compost Demos at both gardens.

Here is the Compost Class Handout   Mulching and Composting- Benefits and How to Use Click here for TCEQ guide.   Coppell residents can buy a compost bin like the ones in the... Read More >

Bugs: Good, Bad, & Ugly

Interview with a longtime community gardener about beneficial insects and pests.   Beneficial Insects Class Handout.   Organic Products and Solutions. List in our Shed.     Pest Solver Guide from Arbico Organics. Learn about plants that attract Butterflies!  Beneficial Insects are Helpful!!! Girl Scout Troop 8494-Danielle, Erin, Jordan, Nicole, Rachel, and Sonja

Thank you to the Girl Scouts that designed and organized these resource webpages for their... Read More >

Organic Gardening Guide

  Interview with a community gardener about organic solutions in the CCG. What is in the garden sheds. Click here for Organic Products Guide. Demonstration Video! How to use organic products. Homemade Recipes from the Dirt Doctor

DYI Starting Transplants

Easy Tips for Vegetables from Community Gardeners How to make Compost Tea! Soil Food Web: Organic Gardening focuses on healthy soil to grow healthy plants. CCG Planting Calendar and Guide

GICD... Read More >

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