Upcoming garden dedication to be held this Sunday
WHO: Leon County
WHAT: Dedication of Pumpkin Place Community Garden
WHEN: Sunday, February 2, at 3 p.m.
WHERE: Garden Site, 2002 Harriet Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32303
|Frank Voran, one of the|
Pumpkin Place organizers
The Pumpkin Place Community Garden began as a resident-led initiative in the Lake Jackson Heights neighborhood. The garden will provide new social and environmental benefits to a previously vacant site acquired by the county as a flooded property. Leon County helped develop the site and provided funding for garden materials and supplies. The gardeners plan to grow crops that reflect Leon County’s agricultural heritage, including Seminole pumpkins, velvet beans and Indian corn.
The Pumpkin Place Community Garden is the latest citizen-initiated, county-supported effort made possible under Leon County’s Community Garden Program. Leon County’s garden program supports community gardens located on suitable county properties as well as gardens operated for civic purposes on non-county property. To date, Leon County has nurtured the development of three County Community Gardens, as well as given mini-grants to half a dozen “Stakeholder” gardens on non-county lands.
Interested citizens may view applications online at www.GrowingGreen.org.
For more information, contact Kathryn Ziewitz, Leon County Office of Sustainability, at (850) 606-5300 / ZiewitzK@LeonCountyFL.gov or Jon D. Brown, Director of Leon County Community and Media Relations, at (850) 606-5300 / cmr@LeonCountyFL.gov .