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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Habitat for Humanity highlights one of our own!

Hope Is Growing SUBHEAD: A community pulls together in JacksonvilleIn the recent edition of 'Habitat World', the Habitat for Humanity International newsletter, a large article focuses on the New Town Success Zone and highlights the Pearce Street Community Garden

Below is a quote by RoTore' Powell,  “Children are seeds,” she says. “If we take time with the kids, I feel like this neighborhood could have the next sheriff, the next mayor, the next famous heart surgeon, the next president. The sky is the limit.” We couldn't agree more! The 2014 Annual Jacksonville Seed Swap and Community Garden Expo is being hosted by the Pearce Street Community Garden so come on out to speak with RoTore' and see the garden for yourself. 


Here is the link to the entire entire article

Monday, November 17, 2014

Duval County Extension Office - Winter Workshop

               Wednesday, December 3, 2014            
10:00am-12:30pm
Duval County Extension
1010 N. McDuff Avenue

“Winter Workshop” 
Presented by staffers of Duval County Extension. There will be hands-on activity at this workshop with make and take Holiday Gifts Plants and Things to Attract Wildlife. .

There is a $10 fee to attend with pre-registration and payment by November 26th. Checks made to DCOHAC and sent to 1010 N. McDuff Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32254. Call 255-7450 to register

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Our Sister Site is Live - www.firstcoasturbanag.org

Recently we shared the news that Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens is a certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. When this happened we made the decision to register First Coast Urban Ag as the organization. This means that Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens is a program of First Coast Urban Ag. Having a broader umbrella means we can focus on increasing the efficiency, resiliency, and strength of north Florida's system through other sustainable agricultural projects.

In addition to being a certified nonprofit organization the First Coast Urban Ag website went live last night. Check it out. Some content will look familiar from fnfcg.org, but as time goes by there will be more content regarding urban and sustainable agriculture.

Visit www.firstcoasturbanag.org and be sure to tell us your thoughts. The best way to reach us remains the same: info@fnfcg.org or 904-239-6584.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What are you hoping to find at the 2014 Annual Jacksonville Seed Swap and Community Garden Expo?

Let us know what you're looking for at this year's seed swap! Is there a specific pumpkin you can't find? a sweet potato that you have to have for next summer? or are you just looking for something different?

We want to know. Visit out Facebook page and tell us, leave a comment, or send us an email

This year's event will be held at the 1232 Pearce Street Community Garden on 
Saturday, December 6th from 10am to 1pm. The garden is located at 1232 Pearce Street. 

Our favorite intern, Yemila Lowry, and her friend at the
2013 Annual Jacksonville Seed Swap and Community Garden Expo.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

2014 Annual Jacksonville Seed Swap and Community Garden Expo

The 2014 Annual Jacksonville Seed Swa and Community Garden Expo will be held on Saturday, December 6th from 10 am to 1pm at the Pearce Street Community Garden. We will have more details soon, but are excited to have the date set!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Exciting News about Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens

Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens is excited to announce that it is now a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. What is around the corner for us? Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens remains committed to its mission: 


Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens is a nonprofit group 
working with community gardens to increase the 
efficiency, resiliency, and strength of northeast Florida's food system. 


We are planning for 2015 now, and welcome your input on where you want to see us head in the coming year.  Ideas for the community garden conference? Suggestions for the next seed swap? Project collaboration options? Email us to tell us your ideas for how we can increase the efficiency, resiliency, and strength of northeast Florida's food system!