Come Help End Hunger
Do you want to improve the lives of needy people by providing fresh produce? Then come get your hands dirty at the Texarkana Downtown Community Garden. In our first year alone, we produced approximately 3000 pounds of food!
It’s fun, easy, and makes a huge difference in the lives of needy people. You don’t even need to know anything about gardening. In fact, one of the great things about helping with a community garden is that you learn so much by working alongside experienced gardeners.
Lots of people are involved.
Here are just some of the groups that helped in our first season:
- St. Edwards Catholic Church
- First United Methodist Church – AR
- Central Christian Church
- First Presbyterian Church
- Arkansas High School Agri Dept.
- Miller Bowie gave seeds
- Williams Memorial United Methodist Church Day School gave seedlings
- The Boy Scouts contributed a garden sign via a Boy Scout Eagle Project
- Texarkana Water Utilities contributes 2,000 gallons of water each month.
- Christus St. Michaels Hospital gave significant financial support via a grant.
Where is the garden?
The Texarkana Downtown Community Garden is located at the corner of 4th and Laurel across from the Miller County Court House. Usage of the 50′ X 100′ plot is graciously donated by the First United Methodist Church.
Who gets the food?
The majority of the food is brought to Harvest Texarkana who then distribute the food to needy families via local food banks and feeding programs, such as, Randy Sams and the Friendship Center. Some food is distributed directly to families in need by local churches.
What kind of plants are grown?
In 2012 we planted:
- red and yellow onions
- Planted in late spring:
- bell peppers
- purple hull peas
- pinto beans
How to get involved
First, visit us on Facebook. That’s the best spot to find out the latest news on what’s happening at the garden. To go there now, CLICK HERE
Or, if you are not on Facebook, Email Susan Arnold, our co-pastor, and let her know you are interested in volunteering.