Despite how challenging last year was, the Plano Community Gardeners upheld and fulfilled the garden’s primary mission: to provide healthy food for our community’s hungry. In 2020, the gardeners donated a record 6,284 pounds of organic produce to local food pantries and dedicated an impressive 5,291 collective volunteer hours to the care and maintenance of the garden.
The Plano Community Garden (PCG) was established in 2007 through a partnership between the Junior League of Collin County, Live Green in Plano and volunteer Plano Community Gardeners. Today the garden's 50 raised beds are all maintained by the Plano Community Gardeners and provide over 5,000 pounds of fresh organic produce annually to local food pantries serving Plano families.
The PCG is one of many volunteer opportunities offered through the Live Green in Plano (LGIP) Volunteer program. Volunteers can participate in monthly garden workdays or adopt a plot. When COVID-19 caused the LGIP Volunteer program to pause last March, the gardeners received special permission to continue safely maintaining their plots to ensure that fresh organic produce was delivered to local food pantries in desperate need.
We are grateful and beyond proud of the Plano Community Gardeners’ accomplishments. They remain dedicated to fulfilling the garden’s mission and continue to donate the needed produce to local food pantries. The garden is thriving again this year and volunteers are hopeful of exceeding last year’s donation.
Thank you, Plano Community Gardeners, for serving your community during challenging times and fulfilling a crucial need when food pantries needed you the most.
Interested in volunteering at the PCG? Learn how to get involved.