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 under development 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.
Volunteers have been busy getting the History Park Community Garden ready for planting. The boxes are filled with soil, mulch is down and plots are being assigned. 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.
All garden plots are currently taken, but you can be put on the waiting list by contacting TEAM@TEAMPUNTAGORDA.ORG or calling 941-367-8326 for more information. The cost is $25 per year which includes your plot as well as guidance by Master Gardeners and other professionals.