Alachua County, in partnership with Florida Organic Growers, Abundant Edible Landscapes, UF Young Entrepreneurs in Leadership and Sustainability, and the Downtown Rotary Club, will plant an organic demonstration garden Saturday, July 10, 2010, beginning 10 a.m., at the County Administration Building on the corner of University Ave. and Main St. in Downtown Gainesville. The public is invited to view the planting and attend an address by community leaders. Refreshments from local businesses will be served.
The Downtown Farmer’s Garden’s purpose is to provide food and inspire citizens to substitute purely ornamental plants with an edible landscapes. …growing more fruits and vegetables locally reduces energy consumption and increases the area’s self sufficiency. Growing food is a critical part of building a resource efficient Alachua County.