cedar hill discovery Garden

composting 101 with Barry Bloom

Please join the Discovery Gardeners as they learn how to produce compost to enrich the soil for their gardens. 


Dallas County Master Gardener Barry Bloom will be leading this informative session.

Please click here to register for the event.

Want to grow your own food?

The City of Cedar Hill is partnering in a community-wide gardening effort. Community gardening helps build relationships, teaches kids the benefits of home grown food and encourages everyone to become part of the Growing Green community.

What is a Community Garden?

Very simply, it is any piece of land gardened by a group of people.

What are the Benefits of Community Gardens?

  • They provide a place to garden for those who can't where they live.
  • They establish a greater sense of community and offer a place to develop relationships.
  • They teach skills in self-reliance.
  • They promote more local / seasonal eating and increase awareness of where food comes from.
  • They encourage better nutrition through fresh produce.
  • They help people to save money by growing their own groceries.
  • They provide opportunities for recreation, outdoor activity and exercise.
  • They help to reduce crime and vandalism.
  • They beautify neighborhoods and increase attitude of pride and ownership.
  • They provide inter-generational and inter-cultural interactions.

More About the Garden

  • How much will it cost me?
    The cost of maintaining a plot is free.
  • Will I need to provide tools?
    The basic gardening tools are provided.
  • What size are the plots?
    Each plot is a 4-foot, 8-inch by 12-foot raised bed, half plots are also available.
  • Is the soil organic?
    Yes, the soil is organic and gardeners are encouraged to use all organic products in their garden plot.
  • Is water provided?
    Yes, water and watering hoses are provided by the Library.
  • How do I sign-up for a garden plot?
    If you are interested in having a garden plot, register online. You will then be added to the Prospective Community Gardeners List, and notified when a space becomes available.
  • What is my commitment to the garden when I receive a plot?

   Please click here for a preview of the Discovery Community Garden Commitment requirements.