Community gardens are neighborhood green spaces set aside for local residents to grow vegetables for their own consumption, who otherwise might not be able to. The City of Gainesville's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department began its first Community Gardens Project at SE 4th Avenue in 1998. Since that time, the program has grown to five gardens around Gainesville through the joint efforts of the City of Gainesville's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the dedicated efforts of the citizens of Gainesville.
The programs mission is to provide a place where the citizens of Gainesville can participate in a healthy outdoor activity that can also improve public nutrition and the neighborhood environment.
The program is managed by staff, but the individual gardens are coordinated by dedicated volunteers. If you would like more information about the Community Garden program, please call (352) 393-8186.