Located at 3700 Largo Drive, Miramar, FloridaThe 3,150 s.f. Miramar Community Garden located at Fairway Park, is the first demonstration “micro farming system” in Broward County; an environmentally and economically sustainable system that creates a network of healthy food sources of naturally grown vegetables and fruits, a social network for garden volunteers to learn about the urban agricultural industry and the opportunity for vocational training.
Visitors are welcome! The garden has a see-through fence where the current crops and garden components can be seen. Twenty-two Miramar Community Garden Volunteers tend the garden on a daily basis at different hours of the day.
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The “GROWING TOMATOES 101 IN SOUTH FLORIDA” manual is an easy-to-follow gardening guide designed to explain how to grow tomatoes in South Florida’s sub-tropical climate. There are over 7500 tomato varieties grown for various purposes, climates, temperatures, taste, and productivity; it is important to know the basics before choosing the variety to be cultivated.
“The manual provides amateur gardeners the basics of growing their own food, while also providing experienced growers interesting secrets from expert local farmers. Whether a gardener is a newbie or has a green thumb, Miramar’s goal is for everyone to have access to nutritious and tasty organic foods, while saving them money and keeping chemicals off their plates!” Mayor Lori C. Moseley
The GROWING TOMATOES 101 manual is an excerpt from the soon-to-be-published “GARDENING 101 IN SOUTH FLORIDA” which will contain more than 100 pages of valuable tips from Miramar Community Garden members and other local experts. The manual will include core gardening components such as soil, water, seed preservation, propagation, plant location, companion planting, pest control, harvesting and extreme weather preparation.
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GARDENING 101 IN SOUTH FLORIDA MANUAL
The soon-to-be-published “GARDENING 101 IN SOUTH FLORIDA” will contain more than 100 pages of valuable tips from Miramar Community Garden members and other local experts. This reference manual will allow anyone to begin a garden by having an understanding of a few core gardening components such as soil, water, seed preservation, propagation, plant location, companion planting, pest control, harvesting and extreme weather preparation.
The Manual was written by Scott Lewis, who interviewed South Florida experts including Master Gardeners and agricultural connoisseurs such as Michael Madfis, Melissa Contreras, Muriel Oliveras, Pat Simpson, Elaine Farquharson, Beverly Williams, Agustina Wright, Suzanne Smith and Jeremy Miller.
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The Manual will be a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” publication with 5000 copies issued in the first edition
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- Inside page full page $300
- Inside page half page $200
- Inside page quarter page inside pages $100
For more information please contact Elsi Rose at (954)602-3270 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Becoming a member of the Miramar Community Garden allows you to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables while learning about healthy living! There are many rewarding benefits to members, such as having access to delicious organic fruits, herbs and vegetables, learning about Florida growing and sharing good times with other likeminded individuals.
(Eligibility: Miramar residents over 21 years old. A “green thumb” is not a requirement, volunteering can be done through fundraising, organizing, and more.)
Please complete this online application to receive an email with further instructions
3700 Largo Drive
SIZE: 3,150 s.f.
- Planter bags
- Fence (245 linear feet galvanized re-purposed fence from PD building)
- Drip irrigation
- Rain barrels (Fourteen 96-gallon containers repurposed, retrofitted & interconnected)
- Composting stations
- Florida aromatic wildflower garden border around garden perimeter for pollination
- Fruit tree (mango) representing Tree City USA designation
MEMBER CHOSEN CROPS INCLUDE: Broccoli, beets, cabbage, lima bean, onions, radish, tomatoes, collards, okra, hot peppers, green peppers, sweet potatoes, spinach, strawberries, squash, eggplants, Chinese cabbage, romaine lettuce, arugula, curly endive, kale, amaranth/callaloo, cucumber, pumpkin, pineapple, peanuts, basil, catnip, mint, oregano, Spanish oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, tarragon, lemon grass, dwarf banana, papaya, yucca, pepper, peas and more.
Harvest Circle Donors Program
Please call Elsi Rose at (954) 602-3270 for details
on how to donate.
Checks (payable to the City of Miramar Community Garden), credit cards, and in kind donations are accepted.
Miramar Community Garden Components
Florida aromatic wildflower
|Garden Treasures Winter 2010|
|Kid's Drawings for the Garden|
- Also find the Miramar Community Garden Photo Gallery on Facebook
Also enjoy The Garden Treasure Series