Do you have a green thumb? Want to learn more about gardening? Or, would you like some free veggies? Join the Miramar Community Garden!
Located in Historic Miramar, the 7,400 square foot Miramar Community Garden is an award-winning “micro urban farm” offering a social network where members learn about growing fresh organic produce and healthy living.
The garden is maintained by volunteers and serves as an educational resource for the community to learn about the sources of fresh produce and healthy living, participate in community service, and hands-on health-based learning.
The City of Miramar garden won nationwide recognition in the “Sustainable Park, Recreation or Open Space Project” category, one of eight winners from across the country representing extraordinary achievements in Sustainable Planning.
Since the garden’s inception in 2010, it has gained valuable partners who want to contribute to the City’s commitment to health and wellness education. Partners include Slow Good Glades to Coast, HandsOn Broward, Baptist Health South Florida, and Feeding South Florida.
“The Garden’s community-building formula is about inviting any and all to do something together; to share a quality moment and feel good about it. At the Miramar Disco Soups, strangers ‘chop to the beat’ to slice, dice and boogie, transforming blemished veggies into a deliciously prepared meal; at the Taste of the Garden events elementary school guests are invited to savor new flavors and explore the garden,” said a local resident.
The Intergenerational Fruit and Vegetable Garden was created to address higher-than-average levels of preventable chronic diseases like diabetes, obesity and heart disease. While working with partners and encouraging civic engagement, Miramar is actively fostering an environment for better health while providing low-cost nutritious food alternatives.
The Miramar Community Garden is located at 2200 Civic Center Place and is open Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am till 6:00 pm. To learn more, contact Rita Brown at 954-602-3268 or [email protected]. www.facebook.com/MiramarCommunityGarden/?ref=embed_page