At community gardens you can grow your own food in small plots with the support of other gardeners or garden communally and take home a share of what is produced. Some charge an annual fee to cover things like water, supplies, etc. Some are full so you will have to put your name on a waiting list. Not on this list are the many school gardens. See Google map of local school and community gardens. For areas outside South Florida, be sure to check the American Community Garden Association’s list of community gardens.
Listed from north to south.
Community gardens in black type are open now; those in grey type are in the planning stages or temporarily closed.
Vero Beach Area/Indian River County Community Gardens (1)
Fellsmere: Fellsmere Community Farm Project 10 plots (20′ x 20′) Located at the southeast corner of Massachusetts and Willow Streets. 229 South Willow Street; Fellsmere, FL 32948. $30 per year. Contact Sara Savage at 772.413.1784
Stuart Area/Martin County Community Gardens (1)
Palm City: Shadowood Farm Privately–run community garden. Open seasonally from October to May. Located 2.2 miles west of the Stuart Turnpike entrance on Highway 714, one driveway west of Ed Miller and Son Nursery. 6220 SW Martin Highway; Palm City, FL 34990-5401. Monthly rental rates starting at $25. Contact Bob or Sarah Fenton at 772.781.5777. Local Harvest Reviews shadowoodfarm.com (on Facebook)
West Palm Beach Area/Palm Beach County Community Gardens (13)
Jupiter: El Sol’s Sunshine Organic Community Garden 20 plots (8′X 12′). Located on the north lawn of the El Sol property. $10–30 per year plot rental fee. 106 Military Trail; Jupiter, FL 33458. Contact Alyssa Wood at 561.745.9860, ext. 4300 elsolsunshinegarden.tumblr.com
Jupiter: Abacoa Community Garden 28 plots (individual and communal, with excess donated to charity). At LifeSong Community Church, to the right as enter the church property. 1022 West Community Drive; Jupiter, FL 33458. $65 per year plot rental fee. Contact Celeste Hanna via email. abacoa.com (on Facebook)
Palm Beach Gardens: Community Garden at the Borland Center Communal gardening with produce sold at local farmer’s markets to help the poor. Located in the west field of the Borland Center at the Palm Beach Community Church. 4901 PGA Boulevard; Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418. Contact Lynette at 561.346.5567. pbcc.cc
Lake Park: Seeds of Hope Community Garden Located 1 block south of Park Avenue, a few blocks east of Dixie Highway. 725 Foresteria Drive; Lake Park, FL 33403. $4-20 monthly rental fee. Contact Erin T. Flaherty at 561.252.7179. lakeparkcdc.com (on Facebook)
West Palm Beach: The Village Greens Community Garden Communal raised bed gardening. In the field east of Mark Plating. Located approximately at 441 25th Street; West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Contact Mayra Morrison, Garden Coordinator at 561.906.2583 or via email. northwoodvillagegreens.org (on Facebook)
West Palm Beach: Poinciana Spirit Community Garden 20 plots (4′X 8′). Located at the Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, just east of the church. $35 per year. 1003 Allendale Road; West Palm Beach, FL 33405. Contact Heidi German at 561.706.5162. holyspiritwpb.org (on Facebook)
Lake Worth: Gray Mockingbird Garden Gardeners donate 10–15% of their produce to feed local hungry people. Located on the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple under the water tower, in the southeast corner of 22nd Avenue North and “D” Street. 2000 North “D” Street; Lake Worth, FL 33460. Contact Brian at 561.246.0148. graymockingbird.com (on Facebook)
Delray Beach: Cason Community Garden at Cason United Methodist Church 33 plots. $50-75 per year plot rental fee; members are asked to donate at least 10% of their produce to Delray’s Caring Kitchen. 342 North Swinton Avenue; Delray Beach, FL 33444. Contact Candy Evens via email or Lori Robbins via email. Local Harvest Reviews (on Facebook)
Delray Beach: Swinton Community Garden 30 plots. Also communal gardens for a local soup kitchen. Located just north of the intersection of Atlantic & Swinton Avenues. 30 North Swinton Avenue; Delray Beach, FL 33444. $35 per year plot rental fee. Contact Michiko via email. swintoncommunitygarden.com (on Facebook)
Delray Beach: Southwest Community Garden Open to the community for planting, harvesting, or otherwise helping. No fee. 119 SW 7th Avenue; Delray Beach, FL 33444. Contact Michael Stephens at 561.306.0086 or via email or Bobby Thomas at 561.396.3092. (on Facebook)
Delray Beach: Persley Community Garden 20 plots, plus communal areas. $40 per year plot rental fee or work exchange. 228 SW 4th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33444. Contact Pablo del Real at 561.901.3467 or via email. aurorasvoice.org (on Facebook)
Boca Raton: Pearl City Community Garden 10 plots. On 11th Street between Dixie & Federal Highways, across the street from the Macedonia Africa Methodist Church. Located approximately at 113 NE 11th Street; Boca Raton, FL 33432. Members are asked to donate some of their produce to Boca Raton Helping Hands or someone in need. Contact Elisabeth Hoffman at 561.395.8566.
Boca Raton Community Garden 86 plots. 101 NW 4th Street; Boca Raton, FL 33432. $40-80 per year plot rental fee. Gardeners donate at least 10% of what they grow to Boca Raton Helping Hands. Contact the Junior League of Boca Raton at 561.620.2553. bocaratoncommunitygarden.com or (on Facebook)
Fort Lauderdale Area/Broward County Community Gardens (12)
Deerfield Beach: Need to Feed Deerfield Beach Garden Volunteer gardeners grow food for the Gateway Community Outreach food bank. Also, cooking classes from a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef. Located in the 50” x 50” fenced in area behind the Youth Automotive Training Center. 399 SW 3rd Avenue; Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. 954.8495194 theneedtofeedinc.org
Pompano Beach: The Fruitful Field Community Garden and Food Forest 22 plots, food pantry slots & school project gardening areas. 100 NE 44th Street; Pompano Beach, FL 33064. Contact Flavio via email. Yelp Reviews thefruitfulfield.org (on Facebook)
Pompano Beach: Need to Feed Pompano Garden Volunteer gardeners grow food to distribute to local food pantries for those who might otherwise go without fresh produce. Also, cooking classes from a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef. On the southwest corner of the intersection of NE 3rd Avenue and NE 2nd Street; directly across from the Christ Church Day Care Center. 210 NE 3rd Street; Pompano Beach, FL 33060. 954.8495194 theneedtofeedinc.org
Pompano Beach: The Pompano Beach CRA is starting up a community garden. Contact Heather Tribou at 954.786.7866 (on Facebook)
Coral Springs: Rotary Community Garden of Coral Springs 40 plots. At the sportsplex, near the Dr. Steven Paul Dog Park. 2575 Sportsplex Drive; Coral Springs, FL 33065. $32 per year plot rental fee. Call 754.200.1788 or contact via email. cscomgarden.wordpress.com (on Facebook)
North Lauderdale Community Garden 18 plots (6′ x 10′). Located at SW 7th Street and Rock Island Road, across the street from City Hall. 700 SW 71st Avenue; North Lauderdale, FL 33068. $20 per year plot rental fee. Contact Andrew Disbury at 954.724.7069 nlauderdale.org
Tamarac: Tamarac Community Garden Communal gardening: work on a communal garden and share in what is produced. Next to the city’s aquatic center. 9300 NW 58th Street; Tamarac, FL 33321. $20 per year. Call the City of Tamarac Parks and Recreation at 954.597.3620.
Lauderdale Lakes: Community Garden of Lauderdale Lakes 46 plots (5′x 10′). Located near the intersection of State Road 7 (441) and NW 36th Street, across the street from Vincent Torres Memorial Park. 4200 Northwest 36th Street; Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319. $20 per year plot rental fee; $10 annual membership fee. Contact Beverly Williams at 954.850.8242 or via email. (on Facebook)
Fort Lauderdale: South Middle River Community Garden 15 plots. At the Church of the Intercession Episcopal. 501 NW 17th Street; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311. Contact JoAnn Smith via email or Steve Kantner via email. intercessionfl.org
Fort Lauderdale: Flagler Village Community Garden A new garden is being designed now; groundbreaking on 22 September 2013. 425 NE 3rd Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. Contact Kate Sheffield via email. flaglergarden.org (on Facebook)
Fort Lauderdale: Marando Farms Community Garden 16 plots (twelve 10′ x 10′ & four 5′ x 10′ raised beds) with irrigation. At Marando Farms. Located 2 blocks south of Davie Boulevard, 1 block west of Andrews Avenue, adjoining the railroad tracks. 1401 SW 1st Avenue; Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. 954.294.2331 Local Harvest Reviews marandofarms.com (on Facebook)
Dania Beach: Dania Beach PATCH Community Garden Communal gardening: work on a communal garden and share in what is produced. At the intersection of NW 12th Avenue & NW 1st Street across the street and just down from the Emanuel Temple. 1201 NW 1st Street; Dania Beach, FL 33004. Contact Teina Phillips at 954.561.9681, ext. 1325 (on Facebook)
Davie: Town of Davie Community Garden Community garden with raised beds is starting up in Robbins Park. 4005 Hiatus Road; Davie, FL 33330. $30 per year. Contact Matthew Mlodzinski at 954.797.1163 davie-fl.gov
Pembroke Pines Community Garden 16 plots with irrigation. Located on the Pembroke Pines City Hall grounds, just south of the main building. 10100 Pines Blvd, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026. $15-$35 per year plot rental fee. Contact the City’s coordinator, Richard Devaux at 954.435.6520 or via email.
Hollywood: Need to Feed Hollywood Garden (temporarily closed; moving to a new location.) Volunteer gardeners grow food to distribute to local food pantries for those who might otherwise go without fresh produce. Also, cooking classes from a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef. In the southwest corner of Adams Street and 24th Avenue, in a 50′ ft x 50′ ft fenced area on the east side of the Highland Garden Association plot. Approximately 2316 Adams Street, Hollywood, FL 33020. 954.8495194 theneedtofeedinc.org
Miramar: Miramar Community Garden Communal gardening: work on a communal garden and share in what is produced. At Fairway Park. 3700 Largo Drive; Miramar, FL 33023. Contact the City’s coordinator, Elsi Rose 954.602.3270. ci.miramar.fl.us (on Facebook)
Miami Area/Miami–Dade County Community Gardens (10)
North Miami: Heroes Unite Garden 12 plots. Located in the Enchanted Forest/Elaine Gordon Park. 1725 NE 135th Street; Miami, FL 33167. Contact Alice Billman at 305.981.7780 heroesunite.org
Surfside: Surfside Urban Gardeners Community Garden 12 plots. Located in the northwest corner of 89th Street and Dickens Avenue. Approximately 8900 Dickens Avenue; Surfside, FL 33154. $15 membership fee to join Surfside Urban Gardeners; $25 per year whole plot rental fee; $15 per year half plot. Currently on a waiting list for available plots. Contact Melissa via email. (on Facebook)
Miami Beach: North Beach Community Garden 60 plots. In Parkview Island Park. 7350 Dickens Avenue; Miami Beach, FL 33141. $5 per year along with 6 community service hours. Contact the City’s coordinator, Rhonda Gracie at 305.673.7000 x6311 groups.google.com (on Facebook)
Little River: Earth-N-Us Communal gardening: work on a communal garden and share in what is produced. 7630 NE 1st Avenue; Miami, FL 33138. Contact Ray at 786.202.1433 earthnusfarm.org (on Facebook)
Upper Eastside: Copper’s Landing Community Garden 14 plots (raised beds of various sizes). Located one half block east of Biscayne Boulevard on the north side. 531 NE 63rd Street; Miami, FL 33138. No gardening costs. Contact Michael Courtney at 786.487.3895 or via email. (on Facebook)
Little Haiti: Little Haiti Community Garden Create your own plot from lots of space. 5804 NE 2nd Avenue; Miami, FL 33137. $35 per year plot rental fee. 305.757.7711 littlehaiticommunitygarden.org (on Facebook)
Buena Vista: R.Y.P.E. Community Garden Community garden starting up in Buena Vista. 135 NE 46th Street; Miami, FL 33137. Contact via email. (on Facebook)
Miami Beach: Pine Tree Park Community Garden 78 plots. In Pinetree Park directly in front of the parking lot (somewhat hidden by trees). 4401 Pinetree Drive; Miami Beach, FL 33140. Contact the City’s coordinator, Rhonda Gracie at 305.673.7000 x6311 or Tobi via email.
Miami Springs: community garden starting up. Contact Laura Pilgrim via email.
Miami Beach: Joseph Villari Victory Garden 50 plots. 226 Collins Avenue; Miami Beach, FL 33139. Contact the City’s coordinator, Rhonda Gracie at 305.673.7000 x6311 miamibeachvictorygarden.blogspot.com (on Facebook)
Sweetwater: Organic Garden at FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus Communal gardening; gardeners take home 50% of the produce and donate 50% to be sold at the campus farmers’ market. Located between the nature preserve and the baseball stadium. 11200 SW 8th Street; Miami, Florida 33199. Contact Brian Tome at 786.797.4541, Miles Medina at 305.510.7560 or the Agroecology program office at 305.348.0186. (on Facebook)
Cutler Bay: Cutler Ridge Park Community Garden 32 plots. At Culter Ridge Park. 10100 SW 200th Street; Culter Bay, FL 33189. Contact the City’s coordinator, Fred Bobson at 305.238.4166 (on Facebook)
Florida Keys/Monroe County Community Gardens (1)
Key West: Glee Community Garden 35 family plots, 7 school plots and a large communal section. Located behind the May Sands School in the southeast corner of Leon and Seminary Streets. Approximately 1401-1/2 Seminary Street; Key West, FL 33040. Contact Jody Smith Williams via email. communitygardenkeywest.com (on Facebook)
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