Plots are still available to rent at the Community Garden on the UT Arlington campus. The annual fee of $25 includes the plot, water, and basic gardening tools for the plot as well as compost and rain harvesting stage areas.
The Community Garden at UT Arlington offers residents a place to garden, socialize, make friends, and share fresh produce with the Arlington community. The half acre garden supports Arlington's commitment to sustainability by preserving green space, educating the community about preserving green space and utilizes both compost and rain harvesting techniques to promote water conservation. A portion of all food grown here is donated to Mission Arlington, the garden's designated food bank program. The garden is a joint venture between UTA's Office of Sustainability and the City of Arlington's Parks and Recreation Department.
The garden is located at 406 Summit Ave. just south of the Swift Center at the corner of UTA Boulevard and Summit Avenue. The garden has everything you could want to satisfy your gardening needs, including garden tools, hose bibs, trash cans, water hoses and a storage shed. The facility itself includes mulched walkways, benches, crushed granite pathways, a shade arbor, accessible parking and a university police call station.
For more information or to reserve your plot, contact Chauntel Murraine at Chauntel.Murraine@arlingtontx.gov or 817-459-5484.