Seminole Heights Community Gardens


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Yard Sale!

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The OSHNA Great Neighborhood Yard Sale happens this weekend and the Garden is joining in the fun.

  • Where: 311 W Henry, corner of Ola
  • When: Saturday, October 14
  • Time: 7am – 1pm

Come by on the day of the sale… who knows what treasures you’ll find. Bring your rich friends, too… we need their money!

As a special community service of sorts, the Garden will feature an Abundance table at the sale with stuff that’s simply free for the taking. Ultimately, it’s our hope that the Abundance Table might dole out a little help to someone who can really use it.

We hope to see you Saturday morning!

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Our August planning meeting will have great A/C

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USF Student volunteers joined us at the garden on Saturday and helped us work on cleaning up the space after summer.  It was a fantastic group and they were a huge help! Thank you!

Our August planning meeting will be at  6:30pm Monday, August 21st at the Seminole Heights branch of the library, located at the SE corner of Central Avenue and Osborne. Come in from the heat and join us!


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Our July planning meeting is at c.1949, 6:30pm on 7/17

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Join us 6:30pm on Monday, July 17th for this month’s meeting at c.1949! It’s time for a lighthearted break from our usual monthly garden planning meetings so our next one will be more of a social event. We’ll be kicking back at the beer garden c. 1949 west of the Lowry Park Zoo (address is 6905 N. Orleans Avenue, but you’ll see their sign on Sligh).

There’s beer of course, but also wine, snacks and usually a food truck; in other words a little something for everyone. Plus a good time for anyone who joins us. Let’s talk about what we should be planting in the fall, and then just let things roll casually and informally.

Bring a friend!


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Your kitchen scraps help us make dirt!

Curious about compost? Community members bring us kitchen scraps and deposit them in the white buckets just outside our fence.  We have a 4 bin compost system which we dig out at least once a week and then layer in the scraps & coffee grounds together with dry leaves. Do you want to help us compost? We always welcome more!

Yes:

  • veggie scraps, fruit peels, almost everything plant-based (see exceptions below)
  • coffee grounds & tea bags
  • egg shells

No:

  • meat or dairy
  • citrus
  • hard nut shells, avocado pits (these take too long to break down)

We use this dirt to plant everything in our garden which adds nutrients back in to the soil.

The compost pile is usually open early on Saturday mornings if you want to come by and see how it works, or we welcome scraps in the buckets at our front gate at your convenience.

Thank you for helping us grow!


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We’ve planted an OKRA forest… and our monthly meeting is coming up

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We’ve planted dozens of okra plants to take us through the summer. We’ve even harvested a couple of okra! And so it begins…

Join us for our May planning meeting at 6:30pm on Monday, May 15th.  We meet at the Seminole Heights Branch Library located at the corner of Osborne and Central.  This month we’ll likely discuss fundraising for the garden, and we’re open to hearing ideas both new and tried-and-true. So please join us Monday to share your thoughts!  Everyone is welcome!