This is a place to share what
is going on in the Sumter County Florida
community for gardeners, farmers
and people who dream of the farm lifestyle. It includes updates and information about educational programs provided by the UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension Office in Bushnell.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Royal and Wildwood receive community garden grants
The UF/IFAS Sumter County
Extension Office partnered with two communities to obtain a Community/School
Garden grant offered by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Master Gardener volunteers and
extension agents are working with community members in Royal and in Wildwood to
build raised bed community gardens. The gardens in Royal have been constructed
and will be used to produce crops for the community.A large group of volunteers with the
Community of Royal, Inc. has been active in preparing the site and building the
beds for the project which is located in the community park.
The gardens in Wildwood will be
constructed with assistance from the City of Wildwood, the Wildwood Community
Development Center Inc. and Loaves of Love.Clarke Park will be the site for individuals in the community to grow
vegetables in 48 square foot raised bed gardens.
Members of these two communities
are encouraged to become involved in the community garden projects. For more
information please contact Susan Kelly, Sumter County Extension Director at
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