Downtown Farmers Garden - Gainesville, FL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist
N 29° 39.091 W 082° 19.477
17R E 371793 N 3280904
Quick Description: The Downtown Farmers Garden is a demonstration garden located on the grounds of the Alachua County Administration Building in Gainesville, Florida, USA. The garden was made possible by a grant from the Rotary Club of Downtown Gainesville.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 12/10/2011 9:08:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMD9NW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member J.A.R.S.
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Long Description:
"The Downtown Farmer’s Garden is a collaborative effort between the County, not for profit groups, local business, and University. This partnership marks a commitment to creating and maintaining a healthy, vital, and resilient community.

The garden space was made possible by a generous grant from the Downtown Rotary Club. It serves as a living classroom for rainwater collection, composting, and organic gardening techniques. Fruit and vegetables grown at the garden are regularly given to local charities."

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"Downtown Rotary donated $4,000 to fund the organic garden, which was constructed last July [2010]. The donation consisted of $2,000 in club funds and a $2,000 simplified grant from Rotary International.

The Downtown Farmer's Garden will provide fresh fruits and vegetables to needy families, as well as being a living lab for teaching youths and adults how to tend home gardens in order to put healthier, less expensive food on the home table."

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Address:
Alachua County Administration Building
Corner of University Ave. and Main St.
Gainesville, FL USA
32601


Educational programs: Yes

Demonstration garden's website:: [Web Link]

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