Come tour the beautiful gardens that are producing food for our school lunchrooms and teaching students and staff county-wide about a healthy local food system. Get tips for growing your own garden, grab a bite to eat, purchase plants, get a close-up look at honeybees, learn more about compost systems, and find out how a comprehensive food systems program can bring good nutrition and hands-on education to students by connecting to the real world of food production – from seed to farm to plate.
- Lunch – Berry Good Farms Food Truck has come all the way from Jacksonville just for us! Take a look at their incredible menu here.
- Dessert – Michelle Gioviti Reeves of the Fat Tuscan
- Free taste test – try out the delicious kale salad that will soon be served in the school lunch program!
Eagle Nursery, a landscape nursery staffed by adults with disabilities, is on the same property and will be open for business. Their staff is eager to show you their beautiful landscape and food plants.
- 11:30 – Composting with Chris Cano of Gainesville Compost
- 12:15 – Honeybees with Chappie McChesney
- 12:45 – Garden design with Melissa Desa of Forage Farm
GARDEN TOURS: Ongoing, by Growing Education Training (GET) students
We are located at the very east end of NE 8th Avenue at the old Horizon Center (2802 NE 8th Avenue. It’s going to be a great day!