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A visit to Shiloh Field is fun and benefits so many in our area!  I blogged about this community garden a couple of weeks ago.  Meet Dean.  Dean (his photo is coming soon) and learn the process, the benefits, and how you can help.  Pick some okra (yum!), peas, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant – the cast of characters is long and tasty.  Visit the chicken coop, see plans for the potting shed, and watch out for big, fat bumblebees.  They love Shiloh!

Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Dean has water.  If you want anything else to drink, bring it.
  • Wear a hat, and, if you’re sensitive, a lightweight long sleeved shirt.
  • Bring gardening gloves and a pair of scissors you might use in the kitchen.
  • No open toe shoes…I don’t know that there’s a rule against them, but, I don’t think it’s a good idea.
  • Forget the makeup.  I wore light makeup this morning – I didn’t want to scare the chickens.  And my eyebrows were melting off my face.  This is no joke.  Wear sunscreen.  That’s sufficient.
  • Wear your biggest smile and be prepared to make new friends!  I had a great time getting to know Dean, Gary and his friend, Lady (a tiny therapy dog – she was great therapy for me!), Santiago, and Javier.
  • Shiloh Field is a good work and I plan to blog about it regularly.  It’s all about community, something Denton is known for.  Plan a visit and share your experience.

There are many in-depth articles about Shiloh Field online, if you’d like to know more.  Here are a few I found worthwhile.

Largest Community Garden In The Country – Dallas Morning News

Shiloh Does More Than Feed The Community – NBC, Dallas

The North Texas Daily Called It A Field Of Dreams

Don’t just read about it.  Treat yourself and your family to a visit at Shiloh Field.

1650 Nottingham Drive, Denton, TX, USA

Mailing Address

DBC, Shiloh Field
2300 East University Dr.
Denton, Texas


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