LOCATION: Beaches Community Garden @ Jarboe Park & other Beaches area Community Gardens
WHEN: weekly, beginning Saturday, Feb 7th
DETAILS: Cost is $5 per person and includes a 4" starter plant
IMPORTANT: Be sure to wear sunscreen and/or bug repellent if you desire. Bring a sun hat, water bottle and a bag or basket to take home your harvest and activities.
This is a sampling of our programs ...
Seeding - Explore how to grow garden vegetables from
seed. Learn what to plant for fall, how
to sprout, water, fertilize and transplant your seeds for plant health &
vitality. Participants will leave with 3
planted seed varieties and resources for success.
Soil - Expand your garden's health with an exploration of
the mysteries of soil including amendments for Florida soil, soil testing,
composting, organic fertilization, basic microbiology and mycology.
Troubleshooting - Florida organic gardening often can be a
challenge. Learn how to detect garden
obstacles before they get out of hand.
Gather knowledge on helpful and harmful insects, how to detect fungus, fertilization
as prevention and remediation, and what N-P-K means.
Creative Containers and Trellising - Explore unique and
unusual ways to successfully container garden on the oceanfront, trellis your
garden plants, and create container gardens to get plants off the ground for
maximum space and air flow using a variety of materials.
Harvesting and the Benefits of Family Gardening - Learn when
to harvest your delicious home grown veggies and fruits for maximum flavor and
freshness. Discover the many physical,
psychological, nutritional, developmental and therapeutic benefits that a
family garden can bring to children and adults, and to the earth in both the
short and long term.
Guided Garden Tours
tours are a great way to learn a little bit about organic gardening while
observing many different approaches taken by members of our community. We offer this to individuals and groups for a
suggested donation of $2/person. During the
tour, we get to taste and smell different herbs, learn a few native plants and
a bit about composting, see the way the community garden function s, and learn
what vegetable crops are doing well during particular seasons. For school groups, you can also bring a bag
lunch or snack and enjoy it at the picnic tables in the Garden. Please contact us to make an appointment.
"Good Food" Presentations
presentation at your school, church, organization, or place of employment and
help spread knowledge about local food, sustainable agriculture and home
gardening! Our presentations can be
customized for any age level and time period and can include a
gardening/seeding activity if desired.
Donations are appreciated.