Then God said, “Let the earth put forth vegetation: plants yielding seed, and fruit trees of every kind on earth that bear fruit with the seed in it.”  And it was so.   

~ Genesis 1:11

Welcome to Giving Garden!

Come Grow With Us this year as we again grow fresh produce for those in need, especially TABLE recipients. 

Our regular workdays are:
Tuesdays, 9:00 -11:00 AM 
Saturdays, 9:00 AM – noon

531 Umstead Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

We would love for you to come out and see what’s growing this season:  onions, garlic, herbs, flowers, strawberries, asparagus, raspberries, blueberries, radishes, cucumbers, beans, potatoes, sweet and hot peppers, tomatoes, melons, beets, zucchini, okra and luffa. Even if you are unable to work in the garden, please come to enjoy fellowship with the volunteers or to just enjoy the beautiful setting. We look forward to seeing you at Giving Garden!

Please contact Ann Booterbaugh at if you have any questions.

June News

Giving Garden is alive with colors and smiles!  Come out and meet our volunteers and see all that is growing. The flowers are beautiful and the bees and butterflies are happy.  Radishes, beets, strawberries, kale, lettuces, onions and garlic have been harvested.  Fresh produce has already been given to TABLE.  We have a goal of donating 400 lbs. of fresh produce and need your help to accomplish this goal! 

      In May, the Cub Scouts came to help out one day.  They planted sunflowers, marigolds, built a scarecrow, and collected rocks to go around our new Shasta daisy bed.  Recipients of SKJAJA came out twice and helped a great deal, also building a scarecrow, planting sunflowers, marigolds, zinnias, zucchini and cucumbers.  A lot of work was accomplished, but it was also a lot of fun.  Thank you to all the volunteers who came to help with these groups.  A shout-out goes to Adam Broome and Eric Bigham for donating clothes for our scarecrows and also Joan and Kin White who provided snacks for the SKJAJA group!  If you know a group who needs service/community hours, we would love to have them at Giving Garden. 

University UMC Giving Garden (corner of Umstead Drive and Estes Ext.)
John Umstead Tilling the Garden

Through the Years at Giving Garden