Community Gardening in Duval County
UF/IFAS Duval County Urban Gardening Program manages one community garden on City of Jacksonville property at our Superior Street Demonstration Garden location. If you don’t have adequate space to grow vegetables at your home, or if you are looking for new gardening friends with whom you can learn and improve your gardening skills, renting a community garden plot might be for you.
Plots are available for rent to all Duval County Residents on a first-come, first-served basis. Gardeners sign a rental agreement and are able to grow vegetables, culinary herbs and edible flowers for family (non-commercial) use. If you would like to inquire about plot availability, please contact Beth Marlowe at 904-255-7450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Garden Assistance
The Urban Gardening Program assists other community gardens throughout Jacksonville with education and technical assistance to help them grow successfully. If you are interested in starting a community garden, or renovating an existing garden, please contact Beth Marlowe at 904-255-7450 or email@example.com. We can help with all phases of setting up and maintaining your community garden, including such things as:
• Start-up Checklists
• Budget Worksheets
• Site Assessments
• Plot Applications/Agreements
• Garden & Irrigation Design Guidance
• Identifying Grant Opportunities
• Soil Testing
• Raised Bed Construction Guidance
• Irrigation Installation Guidance
• Limited Site Preparation (Tillage)
• Seed and Transplant assistance
• Educational Guidance
• Cultivar Selection
• Crop Timing
• Fertilizer Recommendations
• Pest, Disease and Nutrient Deficiency Identification
• Integrated Pest Management
• Troubleshooting Problems
Community Garden Resources:
There are a number of resources available online for those interested in starting a community garden. Below is a selection of documents that may be particularly helpful for gardeners in Duval County.
• Community Garden Regulations
For more information about the Urban Gardening Program or Community Gardening, contact Beth Marlowe by e-mail or phone at 255-7450
For general vegetable gardening questions contact a Master Gardener Monday through Friday from 9AM to noon and 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM by phone at (904)255-7450.
Vegetable Gardening Resources
- Vegetable Gardening
- Edible Flower Gardening
- Growing Vegetables in Containers
- Floating Hydroponic Gardening