Community Gardens

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

This year we have added worm castings to all 92 plots. Worm castings are not a fertilizer. They are an all-natural soil builder made by the earthworm. Because it is a soil builder and not a fertilizer, it transforms soil into a living topsoil. Check out Green Leaf Worm Farm, our supplier, at

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

The goal of this committee is to establish small community 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.  Much of the funding comes from Mosaic.

The success of this project is a reflection of the dedication and enthusiasm our volunteers have displayed throughout the build. Because this is an organic garden, all gardeners are required to attend an orientation on organic gardening prior to planting.  Our first orientation was held on May 31, 2016, and was conducted by nationally recognized Worden Farm.  Additional orientations will be ongoing with master gardeners in Punta Gorda.

Sorry all 92 plots are taken but you can be put on waiting list.

Contact TEAM@TEAMPUNTAGORDA.ORG or calling 941-637-8326 for more information.   The cost is $25 per year which includes your plot as well as guidance by Master Gardeners and other professionals.












On February 17th, volunteers built 10  additional beds for the Community Garden at the History Park. This gave us 20 more plots for our third season which began in September of 2018.        

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