Seed-saving has been popping up in conversations in our area. Enough so that the Coalition of Community Gardens gathered some of the local seed savers to talk about what we can do, what we need to learn, and how we can spread the word.
Will Stone with the UF/IFAS Extension Hillsborough County shared the following information with us:
Actually, in our garden it’s always gardening season, but the pace has really picked up this month. Here are a few images of the past month:
Everyone has pitched in spreading horse manure and turning the soil, bed by bed. We have been busy planting seeds and seedlings with our freshly sifted compost soil (thanks McFadden and Ellen!). We’re watching the new bananas, and have really been enjoying the visits from the pollinators.
The rescheduled 4th Annual Grow Gardens Conference on Friday, October 22nd had numerous engaging speakers and everyone brought home so many seeds. Thank you Kitty and the team from the Coalition of Community Gardens for continuing to expand the conversation around community gardens
It was a gorgeous day for the Seminole Heights Garden Tour on Sunday. We welcomed over 50 Seminole Heights neighbors to our garden, and it didn’t rain!
Seminole Heights Community Gardens is open to visitors and volunteers on Saturday mornings, 9am – 11am. Come see what we’re growing!
Join us next Sunday June 27, from 4 to 5 pm, when we will host a team of volunteers from IDEAS For Us supported by their partner One Tree Planted. This visit is significant for us, because the group is coming out to deliver and plant a gift of fifteen tropical fruit trees on our garden property.
Many hands make light work!
We’re pleased that IDEAS For Us chose the Seminole Heights Community Garden to receive these trees (and also their volunteer labor) in service to its mission advancing environment action worldwide. As they state it…
IDEAS For Us is working to implement local solutions to global climate issues by mobilizing individuals in eco-action projects and educating them on the environmental movement. IDEAS frequently works with like-minded groups and organizations to include more people in the mission and to expand the impact. We are honored to be partnering with the Seminole Heights Community Garden in creating a local eco-action project as we plant 15 fruit trees throughout the garden in order to provide a fresh and local food source and improve ecological health.
Our sincere thanks to them! And to you for coming out to join the effort. Please go to this Facebook link for more details.
We are working on a new entrance to our garden. Here is a preview:
We are making it even easier to visit our community garden! Soon we will no longer have to use our *kind* neighbor’s driveway for access.
Mark your calendars:
We are celebrating our 10th!!! Earth Day Birthday this year! Join us for an open house and potluck 10am – 12pm on Saturday April 20th. Bring a dish to share and your own plates (we have utensils).
Art in the Garden returns to our garden on April 27th, 10am – 11:30am. All are invited to come to the Garden and create an art work inspired by the beauty of nature around you. Many supplies will be available – lots of colors of paint, oil pastel crayons, scissors, glue, pictures for collage. Paint on paper or cardboard, palm fronds or rocks. Local artists will be assisting. Plein Air painters are welcome. No charge, but donations towards the supplies are appreciated.
All of this is possible due to the generosity of Tish and Tim Ganey, who allow us to garden on their property.
Have you joined us for Yoga in the Garden yet? We meet Saturday mornings at 9:30am for a 1/2 hour session of standing poses only. There is no need to bring a mat – but wear shoes since you will be in a garden setting.
Please help us welcome our guest yoga instructors for the next two sessions:
March 9 – Amishay
March 16 – Mika
Tish returns for these dates:
We’re located at 6114 River Terrace and look forward to meeting you!