The Orange Blossom Community Garden is a great place for students to get together and make a difference while gaining knowledge on healthier living through growing your own food. Gardening is a relaxing and refreshing experience, and a rewarding one at that. When you visit, you might end up leaving with your own organic produce!
Since summer is drawing to a close, planting season has finally begun. Only certain plants, such as watermelon, sweet potatoes, lima beans, okra, eggplant, southern peas and peppers can take the summer heat. There’s currently five watermelons growing on the Ringling plot, and in about 1 week the first one should be ready to eat!
Now that autumn is arriving, more options are opening up. At the last garden visits, many new things were planted, including peppers, collard greens, mustard greens, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, ginger, garlic, starfruit, basil and sunflowers!
Every visit is a new experience, and it’s a great way to get involved in the community and learn about organic gardening!
A big thanks to all of our student volunteers and garden staff who make this experience possible!
Interested in volunteering?
Contact Rachel Levey-Baker, email@example.com, Karen Arango, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Andy Angstadt, email@example.com for more info.
By Catrina Miccicke
Photo credit to Careth Arnold