Community Gardens Grow Food, Fellowship

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

We’ve been busy gardening through the Florida winter and spring, and the garden is as beautiful as ever. It has really been wonderful to see so many volunteers come out to help – both garden members and community members – to help maintain our lovely little corner of the earth.

A month or two back a student reporter from the USF Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications spent a morning in our garden and published this article. Check it out!

A woman volunteer pulls green leafy vegetables at the Seminole Heights Community Gardens

Thanks David!

We’re in the Garden


If ever a peaceful sanctuary from the world was needed, the time is now.  And those who have been regularly visiting our community garden know we have created just that place.  All of the pictures shown above were shot at the garden within the past two weeks, and we put them together with the hopes they’ll share with you the peace of mind that can be found there.  Like we said, it’s beautiful and thriving… come take part, to nurture the garden and nurture your heart and your soul.

(A warm thank you to Marc, our newsletter editor, for these wonderful words.)

Our Garden is closed to visitors for now

All –

In light of the current world situation and in front of any upcoming city or county shut-downs, we are closing Seminole Heights Community Gardens to all visitors.

What will this mean?

We will not open the garden on Saturdays for the foreseeable future.  However, member gardeners will continue to tend the garden. If any visitors stop by we will kindly ask you to visit again in the future.
Our garden water lilies will continue to water the garden.
We will maintain the compost including community deposits which can be left in the buckets by the front gate.

We all think gardening is incredibly important in a time like this, but we’ll just have to do it separately for now.  We look forward to seeing everyone again in the near future.

Even in summer we’re growing

The heat has been brutal – we’re at close to 150 days where the temperature hasn’t dipped below 70 degrees! Despite this we’ve had things growing all summer: okra, of course, and sweet potatoes. Here are a few more of the green things in our summer garden.

These lovely people

DI Garden Club visit 4.19.2019
Photo by Ellen Leedy

Garden members Doris and Ellen hosted the Davis Islands Garden Club for a visit to our garden on April 19th. The Garden Club has been incredibly generous, helping us fund important improvements as we develop our space: our water stations and the new entrance to our garden (pictured above).
Doris writes:
It was an amazing morning!  The weather was perfect … the garden looked beautiful.  We had several members of the garden club show up … and they would also like to pop in on a Saturday morning to garden with us.  I don’t know who had a better time … them or us!