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MIRAMAR COMMUNITY GARDEN

Miramar Community GardenLocated 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.

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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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GROWING TOMATOES 101 MANUAL
GROWING TOMATOES 101 IN SOUTH FLORIDA

Download for FREE!

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

GARDENING 101 IN SOUTH FLORIDA MANUAL

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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.

 

EMAIL YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS TO RESERVE A COPY OF THE MANUAL

Advertising Opportunities Within The GARDENING 101 IN SOUTH FLORIDA MANUAL

The Manual will be a 4 ¼” x 5 ½” publication with 5000 copies issued in the first edition

  • Title Sponsor – $5000 Includes name on front page and full page color ad on back inside-cover
  • Back cover full page in color - $1000
  • Front inside-cover full page in color - $600
  • 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 erose@ci.miramar.fl.us

Become a Garden Member!

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


About the Garden
Fairway Park Miramar Cummunity Garden

Fairway Park
3700 Largo Drive

  1. Self Guided Tours

SIZE: 3,150 s.f.

COMPONENTS:

  • 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
  • Plantings
  • 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.

Become a Sponsor! Great Marketing Benefits!

Harvest Circle Donors Program

  • Platinum Harvest Level $5000
    • Permanent commemorative plaque on location
    • Special mention on City TV for 1 year
    • Logo on marketing materials
    • Logo on City website
    • Logo on E-blasts
    • Tax deductible donation
    • Recognition in press release

  • Gold Harvest Level $1000
    • Special mention on City TV for 6 months
    • Logo on marketing materials
    • Logo on City website
    • Logo on E-blasts
    • Logo on Chamber of Commerce-blast
    • Tax deductible donation
  • Silver Harvest Level $500
    • Logo on marketing materials
    • Logo on City website
    • Logo on E-blasts
    • Tax deductible donation

  • Bronze Harvest Level $250
    • Company name on marketing materials
    • Company name on City website
    • Company name on E-blasts
    • Company name on Chamber of Commerce-blast
    • Tax deductible donation

  • Personal Donations
    Are tax deductible and can be made with a check made to Miramar Community Garden. For details call (954)602-3270

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.

Harvest Circle Sponsors

Founding Sponsors

Our Founding Sponsors’ early support made the establishment of the Miramar Community Garden possible; we thank and honor the following outstanding companies:

Platinum

Spirit Airlines

Gold

Le Cordon Bleu

Silver

 Pentair

Bronze

 

Special Thanks To:

 

Garden Components
Garden Tours

Miramar Community Garden Components

Plant containers:

  • Legacy Nursery Products patented fabric growing container, JackPotTM promoting healthier root structure and more feeder roots for faster growth.

Drip irrigation

  • Pump supplying 650 drip heads, was provided by Pentair Flow Technologies, a leader in the water, wastewater pump industry and general flow technologies. The company donated a Simer Brand 1 Horse Power shallow well jet pump combined with a Simer brand HT 7 gallon pre-charge tank. The pump pushes water through a system of irrigation pipes; emitting water out of 650 drip heads at a rate of 1 gallon per hour.

Rain barrels

  • Twelve interconnected, retrofitted & interconnected 96-gallon containers were donated by All Service Refuse.

Composting station:

Plantings

Florida aromatic wildflower

Things to Compost

Compost

Photo Gallery
Garden Treasures Winter 2010    
   
Kid's Drawings for the Garden    
Useful Links & Information

 

Also enjoy The Garden Treasure Series

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