Friend of Lake Highlands Community Garden
There are many ways that you can help us by becoming a “Friend” of our community garden. Being a “Friend” gives you an opportunity to learn more about gardening, receive a newsletter, get invitations to special events and choose ways to help our green movement grow. We invite to “Be A Friend.”
Dallas’ finest public community garden celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2018. We were the first community garden sponsored by the City of Dallas a decade ago.
Many people visit us and participate in our activities every year. Our success is due to dedicated Dallas citizens and garden friends, corporations and foundations. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit under the federal tax code.
How to Contribute
We need financial help in the form of gifts, grants and in-kind services. Let us know if you are able to help or give us tip a about a company or charitable foundation that might help. Contact the Board of Directors about contributing.
We need to buy tools, pay some utility costs, repair storm damages, and plant veggies.
In our support for area food banks, we need to cover costs to maintain our Donation Garden. In 2017, LHCG donated over a ton of fresh food that was grown and harvested by volunteers.
Donation Garden – $1,000 a year for seeds, seedlings, compost, fertilizer and tools
Community Herb Garden – $250 a year for seeds, plants, compost, fertilizer
Butterfly Garden – $500 a year for plants, compost, fertilizer
2018 Anniversary Celebration – $2,000 for t-Shirts, refreshments, rental equipment, e.g. speakers
Signage – $300 for permanent garden signage
Fireant Control – $100 a year for organic management
Permanent Sitting Benches – $600 for two, dedicated to donor(s)
Pavillion with Shade Roof – $15,000 area for gardeners to rest and have children’s programs. click here for schematic concept drawings