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Community Gardening

posted Jan 16, 2011, 6:16 AM by Anna Prizzia

Here are some great opportunities to get involved with community gardens and garden education in Gainesville - 

The Highland Community Garden (1001 Northeast 16th Avenue) will host gatherings every Sunday at noon for good company and work (fun) in the garden. They currently have 14 vegetable beds and are working to create more. They hope that our site will become a hub for the varied groups in Gainesville working to create sustainability in the community. Future plans include an edible food forest as well as a composting site, both of which will be used to educate interested parties in the basics of gardening and permaculture practices.

The Grow Gainesville Urban Gardening Network will host its initial Meeting at the Civic Media Center from 4 to 6pm.  Be part of a collective network of organizations, agencies and individuals providing resources to Gainesville's many gardeners to assist them in maintaining healthy and thriving food-producing landscapes. Grow Gainesville's kick-off meeting is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Civic Media Center at 433 S. Main St. The meeting will provide a networking opportunity for gardeners and organizations involved in supporting food production, and an opportunity for participants to share their ideas and influence how the network operates in the future. The Grow Gainesville urban  garden network aims to maximize the food production and security of those growing their own food, focusing on support, education and increased access to resources.  For more information on getting involved call 352.377.6355 or email