Community Gardens:
Garden Together

Building community gardens WITH the community

Where We Garden

  • Goodwill Roberts Center
  • Immokalee High School
  • PACE Center for Girl Immokalee
  • Lake Trafford Elementary School
  • FSU Immokalee Health Clinic Garden
  • RCMA Offices Main Street​
  • Anderson Butterfly Garden​
  • Boys and Girls Club Immokalee​
  • Villalobos Family Garden​

What Are Community Gardens

Community Gardening includes back yard vegetable gardening, container gardening, gardening with edible accents, children’s gardens, herb gardening, hydroponics, and therapeutic gardens. Get involved in this exciting gardening opportunity by starting a community garden at a school, in your neighborhood, a vacant lot in a town or city, or at a church. Gardening is widely known as a healthful activity for the body, mind and spirit. It provides an enjoyable and leisurely activity for a growing number of people in the United States. This growing population includes many elderly and disabled individuals. Anyone can enjoy the benefits of gardening by choosing the proper garden design that encourages an accessible, safe and comfortable gardening experience.

Community Gardening has now evolved into more than just harvesting and sharing edible produce. It has become an opportunity for social change and inter-generational cooperation and interaction through awareness, education, experience, example, friendship and socialization.

BENEFITS

Increase Physical Activity

Increase Fine Motor Skills

Reduce Stress, Promote Serenity

Glean to Those in Need

Encourage Social Interaction

IMPACT

5+ Active Garden Sites

60+ Participants

5+ Gleaning Stands

Amenities: Butterfly Garden, Cooking

Growing: Sweet Potatoes, Mango, Oranges, Jalapenos, Radish, Lettuce, Squash, Zucchini, Starfruit

PARTNERS

RCMA Home Daycare

Habitat for Humanity

UF Family Nutrition Program

UF Master Gardeners

Naples Botanical Garden

Cultivate Immokalee Youth

Lipman Family Farms

FSU Alumni Association

Florida State Center for Child Stress and Health