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Volunteer

Beans on a poleWe need volunteer gardeners! Your contribution can be as little or as much as you wish.  Monthly Volunteer Days - 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month, 9am-noon. 

To volunteer or host a gardening event please contact Sean McLendon, Sustainability Program Manager. 
352 548 3765  smclendon@alachuacounty.us

Or Travis Mitchell, Florida Organic Growers.  
352 377 6345 travis@foginfo.org

 

 

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Help Grow Urban Gardens

Alachua County Administration Building and the Downtown Farmer's GardenFood is an essential staple of life and increasingly, an important means of building community. Alachua County Florida can address issues of sustainability through food; it is a nexus for discussing social, economic, and environmental issues. The Downtown Farmer’s Garden serves as the place in our community to have these conversations.  It is a collaborative effort between the County, not for profit groups, local businesses, and University.  This partnership is a committed to maintaining a healthy, vital, and resilient community.

 

Purpose of the Garden

The garden space was made possible by a generous grant from the Downtown Rotary Club.  It serves as a living classroom for raised bed gardening, composting, organic management practices, and native pollinators.  Fruit and vegetables grown at the garden are regularly given to local charities.

A video of the July planting event is available as item number 7 of the Community Update.


Community Partners

Gardening Workshops and Volunteers are Welcome

Thanks to all our Coummunity partners who have supported the design, planting and maintenance of the garden.

 




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