WHO: University Area CDC (Community Development Corporation)
WHAT: University Area CDC expands Harvest Hope Community Garden, hosts Community Garden Conference
WHEN: Friday, April 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: University Area Community Center, 14013 N. 22nd St., Tampa, FL 33613
DETAILS: University Area CDC is expanding its Harvest Hope Community Garden on April 5 and will host the Grow Community Gardens – Tampa Bay Conference on April 6.
A $500 grant from the Sustany Foundation, with matching grant funds from the American Planning Association for a total of $1,000, is making this expansion possible.
Volunteers are needed to help with the expansion. The project will include installing a Florida Friendly Landscape Demonstration Garden, consisting of plants that thrive in Florida and can be clipped and propagated from this garden to residents’ gardens. It will also consist of adding 10 more blueberry bushes. Veterans from the Veterans Association and volunteers from the American Planning Association have already signed up to join area residents in expanding the garden.
Individuals who wish to volunteer are asked to contact Erica Nelson, Harvest Hope Community Manager, at (813) 558-5212 x 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is one day in advance of the Grow Community Gardens – Tampa Bay Conference at the University Area Community Center, presented by the Coalition of Community Gardens and Garden Steps, and held Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The conference will include a panel discussion, keynote speaker, presentations, garden tour and lunch.
Serving the community for over 20 years, University Area CDC provides support for thousands of Tampa residents through youth programs, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. More information about Harvest Hope Community Garden and University Area CDC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership, is available by calling 813.558.5212 and by visitingwww.uacdc.org.