Garden Project Successes

Catalina Elementary School


School Garden

  • Installed 8 small beds and 2 wheelchair accessible beds
  • Serves 100 students
  • Sponsor: Toyota

Audubon Park Covenant Church


Farmlette

  • Installed 10 raised beds, 2 of which were wheelchair accessible
  • 25 volunteers
  • Sponsors: City of Orlando, Audubon Park School, OCPS

Remington Inn & Suites


Community Garden

  • Fresh produce for low income area and motel
  • Serves more than 200 residents
  • Sponsors: Light House Church, Winter Park Memorial Hospital, Advent Health

East End Market


Swarm Ride

  • Bi-weekly free education on local food growing
  • 30 volunteers
  • Sponsors: Fleet Farming, East End Market

Azalea Park Elementary School


School Garden

  • Installed small raised beds with help from APES students
  • Serves over 100 students
  • Fresh produce for Title 1 school to harvest and enjoy

Kaley Square Community Center


Farmlette

  • Installed 6 Farmlettes including a food forest
  • 25 volunteers
  • Sponsors: Cycles and Sprouts, The Haddock Foundation, Kaley Square, City of Orlando, USDA, PKZ

Coalition For The Homeless


Community Garden

  • Installed beds that support preschool students with on-site garden lessons
  • Serves 500 men, women, and children
  • Sponsors: Orlando City Soccer Foundation, Dr. Phillips Charities, Local Love Foundation, Maxine’s on Shine

Rock Lake Middle School


School Garden

  • Installed 6 raised beds
  • Supports over 50 students
  • Sponsors: Orlando City Soccer Foundation, Dr. Phillips Charities

University of Central Florida Student Union


School Garden

  • Supports quarterly “Swarm Rides” for students of all majors to experience gardening in the heart of their campus
  • Produce serves on-campus Knights Pantry, over 3,000 students
  • Sponsors: UCF Student Union

South Street Quarter-Acre Urban Farm


Farmlette

  • Large urban farm in federally considered ‘food desert’
  • Serves Paramore Farmer’s Market each Saturday
  • Sponsors: Orlando City Soccer Foundation, City of Orlando, USDA

The Mayflower Retirement Community


Community Garden

  • Built over 14 wheelchair accessible raised beds, produce is harvested for the assisted living facilities
  • Over 20 volunteers
  • Serves more than 100 residents

Eccleston Elementary School


School Garden

  • City Year worked with young students to create a garden as their end of year project
  • Serves over 1,200 students
  • Sponsors: City Year

Audubon Park Elementary School


School Garden

  • Installed 10 raised beds, 2 wheelchair accessible beds
  • Serves over 800 students
  • Sponsors: City of Orlando, APS, OCPS

Advent Health Winter Park Memorial Hospital


Community Garden

  • Garden provides fresh produce to staff and community members
  • Serves over 100 people
  • Sponsors: Advent Health, Winter Park Memorial Hospital

Evans High School


School Garden

  • A growing garden project for the community school
  • Serves over 2,000 students
  • Hoping to expand garden and provide paid positions for students in garden maintenance

Callahan Oaks Apartments


Community Garden

  • First Fleet Farming garden in West Orlando
  • Serves over 200 people
  • Sponsors: Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Cooperation, Orlando City Soccer Foundation, Orlando Health

Orlando Day Nursery


School Garden

  • Garden produce fills nursery’s on-site pantry and is used in everyday cirriculum
  • Serves over 60 kids
  • Sponsors: Winter Park Day Nursery, Dr. Phillips Charities, Orlando City Soccer Foundation

Anna Eskamani Garden Build


Community Garden

  • Garden symbolizes legislative support for urban agriculture
  • Serves over 200 people
  • Garden was funded by Eskamani in support of sustainable food growing

OCPS Academic Center For Excellence


School Garden

  • Installed 16 raised garden beds
  • Supports over 1,000 students and families
  • Sponsors: The Pollinator Project, Orlando City Soccer Foundation, Orlando Health, Florida Blue, UCF College of Nursing

Pine Hills Community Center


Community Garden

  • Provides agricultural education for community and “Head Start” preschool program
  • Serves over 200 adults and children
  • Funded by Orange County for the Pine Hills Retirement Group

Trinity Downtown


School Garden

  • Garden supports student learning with both during and after school education programs
  • Supports over 200 students
  • Sponsors: Trinity Downton

Winter Park Apartments


Community Garden

  • Produce for residents
  • Serves over 200 adults and children
  • Funded by Avesta Apartments

Carver Middle School


School Garden

  • Offers educational space for Title 1 school students
  • Supports over 600 students

Avesta Apartments East Point


Community Garden

  • Produce for residents
  • Serves over 200 adults and children
  • Funded by Avesta Apartments

Neptune Middle School


School Garden

  • Installed 12 small beds
  • Serves 100 students
  • Sponsors: MLS Works and Orlando City Soccer Foundation

Knowledge For Living


School Garden

  • Expanded garden, added irrigation and shed
  • Supports over 200 students
  • Sponsors: Orlando City Soccer Foundation, Orlando Health, Head Start, UF IFAS

Winter Park Day Nursery


School Garden

  • Produce fills on-site pantry
  • Supports over 60 children
  • Sponsors: Orlando City Soccer Foundation, Dr. Phillips Charities, Winter Park Day Nursery

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