Gardening at Kirby Creek
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The Kirby Creek Nature Center’s Exhibition Garden is a collaborative effort of the City of Grand Prairie and the Grand Prairie ISD. Kids work with an onsite environmental science instructor to learn about nature. Every student in the district comes out to the garden at least one time in a year.
The City of Grand Prairie is one of the ONLY cities in the region that offers a certified course in composting. The certified Master Composters and other city volunteers manage the garden. They compost grass and leaves and use the finished product to support butterfly, herb and vegetable gardens!
Clean-Up Day at the garden happens about twice a year. Master Composters and other volunteers get out to the garden to prepare it for spring planting by weeding, tilling the soil, using the compost, planting the veggies, and covering ground for later planting. Volunteers don't have to have any experience to participate. In fact, they tend to learn volumes about themselves and the world we live in, just by getting their hands a little dirty. Plus, everyone who participates gets to harvest and take home fresh, organic produce!
The demonstration garden is located at the Natural Science Education Center in Kirby Creek Park, 3303 Corn Valley, Grand Prairie, Texas, 75052.
- From I-20, exit Carrier Parkway
- Go north on Carrier Parkway
- Turn right on Corn Valley
- The Kirby Creek Science Education Center will be on your left
For more information and meeting times, please call 972-237-4566.