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Grow Your Own Food

If you have the time, growing your own food can be freeing and empowering. You must figure out what grows best where you live and when.


Listen to Nina Stoyan-Rosenzweig, the director of the medical humanites program at UF's College of Medicine, talk about gardening in Gainesville.



Gardening at Home

If you have the time and the space, you can garden in your own backyard or in potted plants on your patio, balcony or windowsills.

Community Gardens in Gainesville

Gardening at home can be a challenge for people living in dorms and apartments. If you lack the space for gardening but still want to try growing your own food, there are several community gardens in Gainesville where you can rent plots.


UF Organic Gardens Cooperative

Plots are available for six months to UF students, faculty and non-UF community members.

For more information, call Ginny Campbell at 352-378-6103 or visit the website.


Gainesville Community Gardens

The City of Gainesville set aside five gardens for residents to try out their green thumbs.

For more information, call 352-393-8171 or visit the website.