Springfield Community Garden - Jacksonville, FL
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N 30° 20.234 W 081° 39.284
17R E 437066 N 3356336
The Springfield Community Garden in Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
Waymark Code: WM3229
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 01/27/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member J.A.R.S.
Views: 114

The Springfield Community Garden is located on Main Street at the intersection with West 1st Street. There is parking along the street in front of the garden.

jaxgreen.org has the following information about this little junkyard garden on its website: "Christy Frazier, owner of The Pearl nightclub, has offered us the use of a third of an acre plot near the club--a prime location in Springfield. We are currently in the process of rebuilding the front retaining wall of the site, and seeking donations of funds, materials, and skilled labor-time to help. With the help of the Emerging Green Builders, a branch of the US Green Building Council, we will soon be breaking ground on a sustainable building demonstration: our garden's toolshed. We are extremely excited about partnering with this capable group of young architects, engineers and designers on what will be a priceless addition to the garden. If you are interested in gardening a plot in the garden, please get in touch. The garden is for everyone and we can't wait to see what the community grows."

On January 23, 2008, the following Springfield Community Garden Update information was posted on the internet: "Thanks to a very generous (anonymous!) donor, and a handful of smaller donations we were able to pay to have the concrete footer poured, rebar placed, and blocks laid. We were helped immensely by a couple of homeless men who knew how to lay blocks properly, and offered their help in a, “hey…you’re not doing that right, let me show you,” kind of way. The wall is now drying and awaiting a coat of stucco. Then we can paint a lovely mural on it, to let everyone know about the garden."
The Springfield Community Garden is located on Main Street at the intersection with West 1st Street.

Hands-on or educational programs: Yes - see website for more information

Community garden's website: [Web Link]

Telephone number: (904) 387-2353

Address: Not listed

Parking: Not Listed

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