Community Garden Tour, 9-11:30am, Sat, Oct 22nd

Community Garden Tour
Saturday, Oct 22nd, 2011
9-11:30am (Registration, gathering at 8:45am)
Contact Nathan Ballentine,

Gather at Second Harvest. Carpooling encouraged in order to encourage exchange and collaboration amongst community gardeners and activists. We hope to provide transportation to the first 25 people for the same reason.

Second Harvest Youth Food Garden 9am-9:30
Located 110 Four Points Way just off S. Adams street.  Raised bed vegetable gardens built and maintained by the YELDA, Youth Empowerment Leadership Development Academy.  Food distributed via food bank.

FAMU Community Garden, St John’s Missionary Church’s plot  9:45 – 10:15am
 Located on Orange Ave between Adams and Wanish Way. The FAMU community garden is the oldest community garden in the Tallahassee area, founded in 1974.  St. John’s plot—consisting of 15 4x8’ raised beds— is the newest church garden in the area.

Fort Braden Community Garden – 11-11:30am
 Fort Braden Community Garden is located west of Tallahassee off Highway 20 behind the Fort Braden Library.  This community garden is on an old farm site that is owned by Leon County.  The county generously provided the fencing and water spigots to each site.  The garden contains 40 plots for lease on an annual basis.  The garden also has a fruit orchard, bee hives, blue bird and purple martin and bat houses.  Gardeners meet monthly for workdays on the garden common areas and to learn and share with each other.  Some of the excess produce is donated to area organizations.  See the website for additional information: