Garden-Centric Groups

Backyard Chickens of Gainesville

Edible Plant Project is a non-profit providing locally approriate seeds and plants for the community at low cost. Visit them on Facebook.

Gainesville Urban Homesteaders

Abundant Edible Landscapes install and advise on edible home landscapes, and also sell locally adapted perennial plants. They are also a great source for a variety of soil amendments.

The Native Bee Nest Site Project supports the building, monitoring and tracking of native bee nesting habitats in Alachua County. Learn how to build a cool bee house, support local bee habitat and help monitor activity. Without these important pollinators, we cannot garden, so like them on Facebook!

UF Ethnoecology Society

The University of Florida IFAS Extension is a great resource for local gardeners. They provide many free workshops, home garden and farm tours and more! A wide range of classes are offered from composting, shitake mushroom log making, raised bed gardening, edible landscapes and more. They also offer other lifestyle workshops including financial management, pre-marital preparation, canning and more. You can call during business hours with any garden-related questions, 352-955-2402.

High Springs Seed Savers meet once a month on the last Tuesday. They discuss a variety of gardening topics. Contact Nancy Montgomery for more information at or 386-462-1828.


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