News and Resources

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Find a Community Garden in Your Area - go to the Directory and see the list of community gardens in Northeast Florida of which we are aware. 


Thinking of starting a Community Garden of your own?

What good is community greening? And how do you prove it?

We've all had the experience of speaking to the non-gardener and trying to answer the questions about "Why?" we think it's so important.  Check out this article on the topic.
an excerpt - " Numerous studies have shown that moderate consumption of fruits and vegetables, combined with exercise, reduces the risk of or delays the onset of many diseases including diabetes. As part of a larger holistic approach, home and community garden projects have successfully addressed nutrition and food security issues on a grassroots scale. The Navajos have a tradition of of farming and therefore expanding Navajo diabetes interventions to include promotion of community and home gardens provides multiple opportunities" 
an excerpt - "Fruits and vegetables sold in supermarkets spend as many as 7 to 14 days in transit. During this time, almost 50% of the transported food is lost to spoilage. Locally grown food reduces or eliminates this transit time, helping to greatly reduce waste". 
an excerpt - "Providing educators with inspiring, research-based gardening resources and professional development to support engaging, empowering, and relevant learning experiences for children, youth, adults, and communities."



News: We are working to update all content from 2013, and appreciate your patience. 

DateMedia OutletContent
9/22/2012Second Harvest North Florida
YouTube Channel
Play Now
Community Garden Initiative: Jacksonville Beach Community Garden Groundbreaking
5/26/2012WOKV 106.5 FM & 690 AM
7am-9am: Home & Garden Show
Larry welcomes Katie and Carol of Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens (www.FNFCG.org)
05/2012San Marco Resident Community NewsView as a pdf       Online edition
"The New Green: Sustainable renovations and urban agriculture news" by Steve DiMattia   May 2012 page 10
4/19/2012WJXT4
News4Jax
Watch the Video
"CDC: 24 Jax communities lack access to healthy foods" by Tarik Minor
3/19/2012Florida Times Union
jacksonville.com
Read the article
"On recession's vacant lots, Jacksonville-area gardeners hope to set roots in city's land" by Steve Patterson
3/8/2012ABC25 & NBC12
First Coast News
Watch the Video
"Community Gardens Spring to Life" by Phil Amato
3/1/2012WJCT 89.9FM
First Coast Connect with host Melissa Ross
Melissa speaks to Katie Salz and Carol Kartsonis of Friends of Northeast Florida Community Gardens about the state of Duval County’s community gardens.
3/2012San Marco Resident Community NewsView as a pdf
"Community gardening movement gaining new ground" by Steve DiMattia March 2012 page 20