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Community Gardens


Who We Are

We are a cooperative program created by the interdepartmental relationship of the University of Florida and the Pasco County Extension Office. The Community Gardens program originated in the low income communities of Dade City, and is run by the County Extension Director, Dr. Whitney Elmore and Community Gardens Program Manager, Chris Carreiro.


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The program provides the guidance and help necessary to develop and create community gardens from ground zero, instilling key components of sustainability in the process. We provide all of the necessary knowledge for anyone looking to build a community garden, and grow their own food. Along the journey, the program also hosts gardening, cooking, and nutrition classes.


Contact Us

Visit us at our main office located on 36702 County Road, Dade City, FL 33525, or contact us at 352-518-0156. For additional information about the program, contact the Pasco Program Manager, Chris Carreiro at or 727-992-4307.