Backyard Gardens

BACKYARD VEGETABLE GARDENS

Bringing affordable healthy foods to low-income families in DFW.

A local landscaper is using his stimulus money to put vegetable gardens in the backyards of low-income families. He wants to gift them the ability to afford to eat healthier.

“Eating healthy can be expensive. We want to change that.”

Neale Mansfield has had a dream for a long time to help families and communities grow their own food. He is using his own stimulus funds to install raised bed gardens for local families. Because he thought others might also be interested in helping other families in his community he launched the Backyard Gardens DFW initiative.

Donations are being accepted by Venmo, CashApp, and PayPal.

We are accepting requests for low-income families who would like to join the waiting list to receive a garden. And we are collecting information if anyone would like to volunteer time to install gardens too. If there is enough interest we will plan some weekends this spring to build multiple gardens.

With this initiative we hope to increase food security and help families save money on their food bills. An added benefit is that freshly harvested fruits and vegetables provide maximum nutritional value and also reduces waste.

With another round of stimulus checks in the works, we want to connect families that want to do something really positive, by helping a family in their community that would benefit from growing their own food.

Donate $150

Builds 1/2 of a Backyard Garden

Your donation will be matched with another $150 donation to install a backyard garden for a family.

Donate $300

Builds 1 Backyard Garden

Your donation will cover all the costs associated with installing a backyard garden for a local family.

Donate $1400

Community Garden

Donate your full stimulus check and serve up to 5 families or build a larger community garden.

MAKE A DONATION

We are accepting donations to support the construction of backyard gardens for low-income families. If you donate in the amounts of $150, $300, or $1400 you will be notified when the garden you contributed to has been installed.

Donations in smaller amounts will be accepted, but we will not match your donation to a specific project. We welcome you to follow our social media accounts to follow our progress.

donate by venmo

ABOUT US

NEALE MANSFIELD

“The ultimate goal is to put backyard gardens into the backyards of food insecure people.”

Since 2002, Neale Mansfield has envisioned gardens feeding families and local communities. He led a hunger walk and built a garden for a church in Bedford that served the local community. He was the Founder and Executive Director of Feed by Grace from 2003-2015, where a community garden fed the homeless in community in Fort Worth. In 2016, he founded and served as the Executive Director of The Garden Network of Tarrant County.

MID-CITIES LANDSCAPING

Mid-Cities Landscaping is a full service landscaping company. We specialize in landscape and irrigation installs and repairs for residential and commercial properties.

OUR MISSION

We are on a mission to help low-income families grow their own food with the help of donated gardens. Often eating healthy foods can seem expensive and unattainable for many families. We want to change that by giving them a backyard garden where thy can grow their own vegetables.

With this initiative we hope to increase food security and help families save money on their food bills. An added benefit is that freshly harvested fruits and vegetables provide maximum nutritional value and also reduces waste.

With another round of stimulus checks in the works, we want to connect families that want to do something really positive, by helping a family in their community that would benefit from growing their own food.

APPLY NOW

Apply now to receive a backyard vegetable garden. We have a waitlist and as donations come in, we will make contact and work to schedule the installation.







    VOLUNTEER

    Interested in volunteering to build a plant a backyard garden for a local family? Sign up and as we schedule events throughout DFW we will be in touch.






      PILOT PROJECT

      We have a pilot project under way. Check back soon for a personal testimonial and pictures.