Do you like having a community garden in Seminole Heights? Please support us with your membership!

photo by garden member Ellen Leedy

Being a part of the community garden brings many rewards.  Fresh organic produce of course, but also other benefits like meeting new friends while you enjoy Florida’s sunshine and the great outdoors in a beautiful patch of Old Seminole Heights.  There’s yoga sessions on Saturday mornings beginning again September 8th, and several scheduled gardening sessions especially created for young children (next one also September 8th).

We know we’re an important asset to the neighborhood, and we need more people to be an asset to our efforts.  Are you getting this newsletter from us each month, but haven’t committed yet to becoming a member? Don’t hold back! Go to this link to sign up now.

Or come out on a Saturday morning to ask us any questions you have about joining.  Here’s what you’ll discover — we’re a sociable bunch, the rules aren’t rigid or stifling, decision-making is democratic, and we grow and harvest our garden collectively. It’s a fun place to be and a fun group to be a part of.

Sound good? We’d love to have you aboard with us!

Celebrate Earth Day & our Birthday!

We’re celebrating Earth Day a day early – and our garden is 9 years old!

Join us for a potluck and garden tours and see how we’re growing at our River Terrace site. For the potluck, please bring a dish to share. In the effort to be more sustainable, BYOP, or Bring Your Own Plate, along with a glass or water bottle. If you have it, please bring a set for a friend.

Stop by to celebrate our birthday and we’ll give you a tour!

  • When: Saturday 4/21/2018 10am – 12pm
  • Where: Seminole Heights Community Gardens, 6114 River Terrace, Tampa FL 33604

We Need Leaves!

We have two bags of leaves left to mix into our compost. Fall is just around the corner and is sure to decorate our yards with plenty of leaves to keep us going through next year. As you(and your neighbors!) are bagging them up instead of putting them by the curb for pickup, please donate them to the garden. You can either drop them off in the garden, we have a spot just inside the gate from the back alley, or contact us and we can arrange for someone to pick them up.

All Hands on Deck!

March 14th at 8:30 amMarch 15th 1:00 pm

With only 1 week left until our garden open house, we need all the help we can get to make our garden even more inviting.Please join us this weekend to help us prepare for our big day by:

  • Turn Compost
  • Finish raking weeds out of newly tilled wildflower bed (near Highland)
  • Plant wildflowers
  • Dig furrows and add soil to create new beds for seedlings
  • Plant seedlings (we need to get these lil ones in the ground!)
  • Tidy up our meeting space

If you do not know where our garden is located and would like to join us. Click here to see a map and get directions.

Please don’t forget to bring your own water to stay hydrated.

Garden Reorganization Meeting

Monday January 19th at 7:00 pm,  311 W. Henry

This meeting is open to all garden members. Please join us at Denise and Alex’s house for our monthly meeting. At this meeting we will discuss our approach to organizing the garden and open up registration for garden committees. Current garden committees include:

  • Garden Greeters
  • Compost Crew
  • Water Lilies
  • Worm Caregivers

If you are currently on a garden committee, please try to join us so you are up-to-date and have the opportunity to give us feedback on how we can improve our process moving forward.

New Member Orientation

We will have a new member orientation at the garden on Violet this Saturday, June 21st at 9am. We will be giving mini talks on the various duties around the garden and the established committees that help keep our garden growing. We are also looking for volunteers to be Garden Supervisors. We will give more detail about what is needed for this role during orientation.

For those who came out last weekend, we appreciate your willingness to help. We had a little bit of confusion and assure you we are working to get things more organized moving forward.

Please don’t forget to bring your own water to stay hydrated. We look forward to seeing you!

~Seminole Heights Community Gardens Board