Community Gardens

The fifth season of the History Park Organic Community Garden is underway!

The garden is more than just a place to grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs organically;  It is a place for gardeners to come together, to share, and learn from each other. It is run by a committee of gardeners who meet monthly. The cost of a seasonal plot is $25 which includes your plot as well as guidance by Master Gardeners and other professionals. The season runs from September 1st through June 30th. This season all 92 plots are filled but you can be put on a waiting list.

To view the Organic Garden Orientation videos given by Master Gardener, Fred Browning, click HERE.

The goal of the community gardens program is to establish gardens that allow citizens to grow their own vegetables.  The gardens are located throughout greater Punta Gorda.  The committee continues to provide consultation and support for previously built gardens at South County Regional Park and the Public Safety Building in Punta Gorda. Our largest garden is at the History Park.  This committee works collaboratively with the city of Punta Gorda and the Master Gardeners. 

The success of this project is a reflection of the dedication and enthusiasm our volunteers have displayed throughout the builds. Because the History Park Garden is an organic garden, all gardeners are required to attend an orientation on organic gardening prior to planting.  The first orientation was held in May of 2016 and was conducted by nationally recognized Worden Farm.  Additional orientations have been ongoing with master gardeners in Punta Gorda.

Contact TEAM@TEAMPUNTAGORDA.ORG or call 941-637-8326 for more information or to be added to the waiting list. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In February of 2018, volunteers built 10 additional beds for the Community Garden at the History Park. This gave us 20 more plots for our third season.        

For more details click HERE.               
To view photos of the build click HERE then click the first picture.