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

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Chapel Hill Community Garden

 Giving Garden is a Community Garden in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

 Monarch Butterfly Trifecta at the Giving Garden

A few weeks ago, the Monarch butterfly would not let me close enough to take her picture. But just this past Saturday at the workday…Monarch heaven!  First, we saw a Monarch chrysalis on a tomato cage.  The gold ribbon on the green chrysalis is magical!  Soon after this wonderful find, a Monarch butterfly allowed me to take her picture…finally.  And then someone saw a Monarch caterpillar on a snow pea plant.   With each find, the volunteers stopped working to observe and enjoy God’s beauty.  Monarch butterflies…another wonderful blessing at Giving Garden!

   Also, both beautiful and scary at Giving Garden are the new scarecrows!  We don’t know who put these Mr. and Mrs. Scarecrows in the garden, so if you know who this scarecrow fairy is, please let me know so I can thank him/her! 

While prepping for next season, we are thankfully still harvesting crops for TABLE:  tomatoes, beans, and arugula.

  •  Proper social distancing and extra cleaning measures are taking place at the garden.  Gloves in the shed have been cleaned.  If you do not have your own gloves, please use a pair, then take them home to wash before using them again.

  • After working, please clean the tool handles with wipes and cleaners inside shed and the tools with the luffa next to the shed. 

  • Tasks are posted on the shed’s whiteboard near the picnic table.

  • Please continue to bring your compost scraps.  The compost is so helpful to Giving Garden.  Vegetable and fruit scraps, coffee grounds, and eggs shells are great!  Please do NOT bring any meat, fish, dairy, oils, grease, bones, weeds or trash.  Also, please take off the plastic stickers at home before composting banana peels, etc.  Thank you!!

  • Please come to the garden as you are able and comfortable.  You are also welcome to volunteer outside the workday hours.  If you have any questions, please contact Ann Booterbaugh at

531 Umstead Drive


Chapel Hill, NC 27516


Workday Hours:

Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – Noon

Mrs. Scarecrow
Mr. Scarecrow

Through the Years at Giving Garden